Victoria, BC  Canada

​​SIMPLY DOWNSIZING

SERVICES

Staging

  • arrange shipments to family members

  • arrange to have items appraised

  • take items to auction

  • arrange for consignment of items

  • help you host an estate sale

  • contact charities for donation pick-up

  • arrange for recycling items

  • call in the junk removal people

  • help sort through papers

  • shred old documents

Move Management

have in different ways.  There may be some minor recommendations for repairs or upgrades, but staging doesn't have to cost thousands.  Usually with some good organizing, decluttering and depersonalizing, we can work wonders with you to create a home that appeals to the broadest spectrum of potential buyers.  Our goal is to minimize the disruption in your life by maximizing your home's appeal and increasing your profit margin.


Our services include:

​​Simply Downsizing offers move management, staging and interior design services in Victoria, BC and surrounding areas.

If you're interested in having your home staged, call us for a consultation so that we can assess your needs.  At the end of the consultation, you will come away with an itemized "to-do" list of all of the ideas and suggestions to completely transform your home.  You have the choice to take all or part of our recommendations and do them yourself or with our help and expertise.  You decide how much our how little help you require, and how much you're willing to invest to get the most profitable return.  Please note that the cost of the staging consultation is dependent on the size of your home and is not a complementary service.  

  • concept development

  • CAD drawings

  • space planning

  • custom kitchen, bathroom and furniture design

  • fixture consultations

  • colour consultations

  • interior/exterior materials and finishes selection

  • window treatments

  • accessory placement/art hanging

  • professional shopping services

  • project management

  • trade references

  • develop a custom move plan
  • recommend realtors, movers, handymen, cleaners, appraisers, etc.
  • schedule and supervise movers, handymen, cleaners, etc.
  • bring all the moving supplies (boxes, packing tape, Sharpies, labels, etc.)
  • create floor plans of your new home, so we can figure out what will fit and where BEFORE you have to start making decisions
  • organize, sort and de-clutter
  • pack (we'll take photos of how things were in your old home so we can re-create it at your new home)
  • label every box
  • unpack
  • shop for items for your new home
  • arrange for elevators, parking, etc. on moving day
  • arrange utility transfers etc.​
  • get everything set up at the new place so all you have to do is walk in and relax

Allocation of Unwanted Items - Not sure what to do with all your stuff?  We can help you decide what is worth keeping, what to sell, what to donate, and what to recycle.  The final decision is always yours.  We can do any combination of the following:​​

  • organizing, sorting, and decluttering

  • editing and arranging furniture, accessories and art

  • depersonalizing

  • organizing any repairs, upgrades, cleaning, hauling away, etc.

  • coordinating any furniture and/or accessory rentals or purchases

  • increasing curb appeal

  • referring trades

  • supervising and coordinating trades

  • finding a realtor

believe that the best projects are achieved when everyone involved works together.  The results can be truly amazing and you end up with something inspirational.  Let us help you create a comfortable, attractive and functional environment that will provide you with a beautiful space to call home. ​

Are you feeling overwhelmed at just the thought of moving?  Not sure where to begin?  Give us a call and we'll give you a free, one hour, no obligation consultation.  We'll listen to your needs and figure out how we can help you.  We'll put together a proposal along with a quote, and then you can decide whether or not you'd like to let us help you reduce your stress level.  If you decide to enlist our help, we'll put together a custom move plan.  We call it our Roadmap to Success.  We'll make a list of everything that needs to be done and set a timeframe, so that you'll be able to rest easy knowing that you're move is on track.

Move Management and Transition Services

​Want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar?  Staged homes are proven to sell more quickly than those that aren't, and that translates into less living in limbo for you.  It is challenging to keep your home perfect for showings, and that alone makes staging appealing, however, if a home is staged properly, it will also sell for more money and who doesn't want more money?  Your home is often your largest asset so it is in your best interest to squeeze out the maximum amount possible when you sell it.  It makes sense that sometimes you need to spend a little to gain a lot, but for the average homeowner, staging also involves using what you currently

​Do you want to save money avoiding costly mistakes?  Do you want help increasing the value of your home?  Maybe you just need help figuring out how to get the most bang for your buck?  We can help you do all that and more!  We can save you time and money researching products and brands.  We know where to get the best prices.  We can act as a liaison between you and the contractors, and help you to ask all the right questions.  We can help you with our resources and trade connections.  We can communicate your vision to those doing the actual work while fostering a cooperative atmosphere, because we

Resettlement of New Home - Not sure what to bring with you?  We can create floor plans of your new place and figure out exactly what you have room for and where it should go.  If there is anything you need to purchase for the new place, we are more than happy to help you with that.  We can look after getting all of your electronics up and running.  We can also make the beds, stock the fridge, line the cupboards, hang artwork and draperies, as well as coordinate and/or supervise any painting, renovations, cleaning, etc. that needs to be done.  We can even provide you with a list of local amenities such as: transit schedules, recycling information, the closest recreation centre to offer your favourite class etc.  In addition to all of that, we'll make sure all the boxes and packing materials are dealt with before we leave!  We're here to make your move easier, so anything we can do in that regard, we will.

Emotional Support - Along with practical moving services, we offer the emotional support needed so that you don't feel alone or overwhelmed during the process.  We can help you every step of the way.  We deal with the whole transition including the emotions, the memories and family dynamics.  If desired, we can manage the stress for you by providing you with a single point of contact for everyone and everything.  Our range of services is fully customizable to meet your needs and budget.  We truly care about making your transition as stress free as possible, so we're happy to do as much or as little as you like.

Help for Adult Children - For those who are looking for help for mom and/or dad, we're here for you.  We're happy to assist if you're not able to for whatever reason.  We can keep you apprised of our progress along the way, so that you too are comforted knowing that your parent(s) are in good hands.

Estate Settlement - With sensitivity and caring, we can also help with cleaning out the home of a loved one.

Following is a list of some of the services we offer.  With just one call we can do it all, or you can pick and choose the services you would like based on your needs and budget.  You can do as much or as little as you want and leave the rest to us!

We offer custom tailored design solutions for all aspects of your residential project including:

Among other things, we can:

Interior Design​

Call us at: (250) 812-3759