Asheville Organizing

Discover The Calm Beneath the Clutter

Downsizing & Moving

It’s never easy to make a move. Whether relocating within the area, within your community, or to a more distant location, I can help. Many people today, especially seniors, are either choosing or needing to downsize, to sort through years of history and decide what goes and what stays. I can help you figure out what you want to take with you, and what you want to discard, sell on consignment, or donate to a charitable organization. I offer caring, compassionate, respectful assistance. The goal is to reduce the stress, to be with you through the whole process and make it as painless as possible.

It’s never easy to make a move. Whether relocating within the area, within your community, or to a more distant location, I can help. Many people today, especially seniors, are either choosing or needing to downsize, to sort through years of history and decide what goes and what stays. I can help you figure out what you want to take with you, and what you want to discard, sell on consignment, or donate to a charitable organization. I offer caring, compassionate, respectful assistance. The goal is to reduce the stress, to be with you through the whole process and make it as painless as possible.

Downsizing & Moving Services:

 

Moving Management & Planning

— Initial consultation to go over preparation, mover information, packing supplies

Downsizing & Decluttering

— If needed, setting up a date and time to help with downsizing before the move
— Assisting you with going through your home and deciding what will fit your new space, and what may need to be discarded
— Assisting you with bringing discarded items to a consignment shop, donating them to a charitable organization, or placing them in the trash
— Offering ideas for the best placement and location of your furniture
— Making the whole process as stress-free as possible.

Packing & Unpacking Services

— After everything is sorted, carefully wrap and pack all items
— On the day of the move, be with movers as they load the trucks
— If local, be at your new home when movers unload
— Direct movers to place boxes in correct rooms
— On the day of the move, unpack the main boxes, hang clothes, make sure everything is in its right place and beds are made up and ready for you that night
— Return the next day or two to finish unpacking

Downsizing & Moving Services:

 

Moving Management & Planning

— Initial consultation to go over preparation, mover information, packing supplies

Downsizing & Decluttering

— If needed, setting up a date and time to help with downsizing before the move
— Assisting you with going through your home and deciding what will fit your new space, and what may need to be discarded
— Assisting you with bringing discarded items to a consignment shop, donating them to a charitable organization, or placing them in the trash
— Offering ideas for the best placement and location of your furniture
— Making the whole process as stress-free as possible.

Packing & Unpacking Services

— After everything is sorted, carefully wrap and pack all items
— On the day of the move, be with movers as they load the trucks
— If local, be at your new home when movers unload
— Direct movers to place boxes in correct rooms
— On the day of the move, unpack the main boxes, hang clothes, make sure everything is in its right place and beds are made up and ready for you that night
— Return the next day or two to finish unpacking

What People Are Saying

I would like very much to thank Liz Stroud with Asheville Organizing for making a very difficult situation easier because of her help. My family had an emergency and we needed to move an entire apartment of furniture, clothing. kitchenware, etc. to a storage bin in two days. Without her help we would not have been able to accomplish this feat. Liz was absolutely wonderful! Thank you Liz Stroud. —The Atkinson family


I moved from an apartment to a condo joining my wife there. Liz Stroud was instrumental in facilitating this difficult move. She was always there when we needed her, and suggested better ways to triage all the “stuff” we wanted to donate, trash, or bring to the condo. She anticipated our need for boxes of various sizes, bought and picked them up, and arrived ready to work. We used Liz several times since then. She has the energy and knowledge to discern what needs to be done and suggests much better solutions than I could think of. In addition to organizing household items, she has contacts that can help with any move, including trucks and movers. Liz is amazing! and I recommend her without reservation. —Carl Ricciardelli

 

Several weeks ago my mother-in-law had to go into a nursing home. She had lived all over the world and had accumulated beautiful china, crystal, pottery and accent pieces. She also had a collection of silver and many antique items that had been handed down from family members for generations. After a conversation with Liz, explaining what she would be packing, she estimated how many boxes and packing items she would need. She estimated perfectly and expertly wrapped the items with efficiency and great care. One of the greatest gifts she gave me was her understanding and empathy about how hard this move was for me and my husband. If she had questions about an item she did not make an assumption about how I wanted something wrapped, but stopped and asked me. Liz was a tremendous help to me and my husband. I would highly recommend her. I live in Spartanburg, SC and she was willing to come here and I am extremely grateful.
—Barbara D

Asheville Organizing helped my husband and me pack up our delicate glassware and antiques as well as books and linens when we were moving from house to house within Asheville. [Liz] did a tremendous job ensuring each piece’s safety during the move and her sunny disposition was a pleasure during a stressful time. I would recommend Asheville Organizing to anyone who is looking for a little assistance (or a lot) for organizing, packing or moving. —Dawn W


Liz Stroud was a major help in my recent move. It isn’t too much to say she saved my life! I certainly don’t know what I would have done without her. In sum, I highly recommend her. 
Sarah AS


We have downsized from larger homes and just have too much of everything! Although we downsized our square footage, we did not downsize enough of our stuff. Liz is helping me physically and emotionally through what I find to be an agonizing process. She is calm, kind and trustworthy. She has great ideas and works hard. I recommend her highly. —Nikolai Young