Each situation is different and Smooth Transitions® is there to help as little or as much as you need. It might be just giving directions for you and your family members to do the work yourselves. Sometimes selecting a place to move, deciding what to take, finding a mover, packing, moving, unpacking and getting rid of the leftovers can seem overwhelming. Smooth Transitions® can help with as little or as much of the move as you and your family needs.

For out-of-town family members, Smooth Transitions® provides peace of mind that someone is coordinating your family member’s affairs with the personal attention you would give.

Estate Dispersal

Smooth Transitions also provides services for the dispersal of household belongings after the death of a loved one.

A death in the family introduces a whole new set of responsibilities, from removing personal belongings to the complete shutdown of an established home site. Daily responsibilities or distances can make these tasks seem even more overwhelming.

Smooth Transitions® can help make these tasks feasible and timely. Working under the direction of family members, attorneys or trust officers, we organize and distribute the estate according to your wishes. From the most simple sorting to arrangements for cleaning, repair work, and coordinating realtor services, taking the pressure off already trying times is as easy as a phone call.


In addition, Smooth Transitions® offers individuals and families pre-planning, providing direction for future dispersal of personal and household belongings.

Smooth Transitions® is designed to fill in on the things that seniors and their family members can’t or don’t want to do. It can mean a consulting session for those who can do some of the things themselves or doing each step of the move from start to finish. Each project is different. Smooth Transitions® can do as little or as much as required.

Speaking Engagements

If you would like Joanne to speak to your group about downsizing or “getting rid of stuff,” please e-mail or call (805) 610-6304. The humorous presentation can put a positive focus on what can be an overwhelming task.


Charges are based on hourly rates plus expenses. A deposit is required at time of contract. Sometimes items leftover in the home that are sold cover the costs of Smooth Transitions’ services. Please e-mail or call for more information or an appointment.