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Tips for Downsizing Decor and More

In the quiet moments following the holidays this year, I found myself taking a hard look at my collection of holiday decorations. How did I accumulate so much, and why wasn’t I even using it all?  Read this month’s article for a fresh take on how to decide what to keep and how to painlessly part with the rest.

On February 1st we are partnering with Waldman and James Realty and The Springs at Lake Oswego to present “Downsize to the Right Size”. To RSVP call our office at (503) 744-0826 extension 5, or register on Eventbrite

Even though I live in a small home, I enjoy changing out my decor with the seasons... Read the rest

Workshop Announcement:  In-Person Workshops Return to Lake Oswego on January 25th

Welcome to a brand new year! The Move Makers are thrilled to announce the return of our in-person workshops in Lake Oswego. Bring your questions, share your struggles, or just come by for a Cup of Inspiration while we discuss downsizing and organizing. Members of our team will be on hand to answer questions, help with problem solving and offer resources. 

Sign up for in-person workshops, Zoom workshops, or one of our presentations on our events page.

We hope to see you soon,

The Move Makers

2023 Winter Schdule

Wednesday, Jan 25th10am – 11am Lakewood Center for the Performing Arts, 368 S.
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Ready, Set, Sell Your House!

The newness of spring not only brings buds to the trees but a change in real estate as sellers gear up to put their homes on the market.  With more homes on the market comes more competition. And with more competition, many homeowners are looking for an advantage of how to make their homes more appealing to buyers.

A clean and uncluttered home sells faster and often for more money, according to Trulia.com.

Here are a few tips to help your home ready for the peak home-buying season.

Make a Plan

You would be hard-pressed to find a home that is so well kept that it is ready to go when the homeowner decides to sell. .. Read the rest

The Move Makers Take A Look Back at 2019. It was a Great Year!

Year number six is in the books for The Move Makers, and what a year it was!  We continue to grow and have assisted with many move outs and move ins in 2019, all while taking the stress out of the process for our wonderful clients and their families.

In 2018, The Move Makers achieved A+ Accreditation by the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM), the leading professional organization for Senior Move Managers in the world.  This year, our founder Carolyn Rowe was elected to the NASMM Board of Directors, and looks forward to her role on the leadership team... Read the rest

Preparing Your Pet for a Move

If you’ve ever moved a household, you know how stressful a move can be for you, but often it can be even more stressful for your pet, whose whole world is your home.  Here are some simple steps to consider to help settle in your furry friends more comfortably.

  1.  A visit to the vet:  According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, take your pet to the veterinarian for a complete check up and to update any shots before a move. If you’re moving out of state or are traveling on a plane to your new destination, updated documents are required by airlines and some states.
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