What Our Clients are Saying

When I was ready to move from a larger home to a retirement community apartment, Downsize Designs came to my aid. They were able to see my furniture with the proper perspective and advise me regarding its suitability in my new home, as well as arranging for custom carpentry, hanging light fixtures, window treatments, etc. They handled the moving process, packed my belongings, unpacked everything, hung artwork and made the transition effortless for me. Their eye for design and their understanding of my taste made shopping for new pieces easy and fun. Now that I have been here for two years, I can still call them for help on any repairs or new purchases I might need. Not only are they helpful and efficient, but their rates for all they do are more than reasonable. I have watched some of my neighbors move, and I am more than a little grateful for the smooth path Downsize Designs prepared for me at a very fair price.

-Atlantic Shores Resident

These young ladies know their business! They are pleasant, understanding, and workers. They are great in arranging furniture, hanging art, and placing accessories. They had 3 meetings with us before moving day arrived. They worked with the packers and movers, had things in place the night they moved. We arrived and spent our first night in our new home. I highly recommend Ann and Linda.

–Lake Prince Resident

How many stressful experiences can be combined in a short span of time? In our case, it was a perfect storm of trauma - retirement from a lifelong career, relocation (including the sale of a home and purchase of an extreme makeover condo) a mile away, downsizing by 60% and staging a finale studio piano recital. When this senior couple reflects on the past six months, we know our very survival depended on the wisdom and skill of Ann Armistead and Linda Bergeron.

The Downsize Designs ladies had their work cut out for them. Our association began with a two-hour discussion of our hopes, dreams, and sketchy plans for the condo renovation. The dynamic duo listened, asked questions, took notes and mapped out our move in six phases, explaining they could be involved as little or as much as our budget allowed. We ended up retaining their services to orchestrate almost every detail. The more stressed we became at various junctures, the calmer they were as they measured clothing, books and music in linear feet with an exact percentage of the amount to be disposed of. The cherished pieces of furniture and collectibles were planned in the new space. “If you don’t know where it goes, it doesn’t.”

During the times we felt overwhelmed, Ann and Linda were at their encouraging best. Like dedicated personal trainers, they were relentless in their insistence that we not make the mistake of crowding all our “stuff” into much less space. Today we are happy campers who enjoy condo life in a space that went from “dark and dated” to light and lifestyle compliant.

Add us to a growing list of grateful, satisfied clients.

–Harbour Place Residents

Throughout the process, Downsize Designs always went the extra mile, and their enthusiasm was just what we needed to help us with a task that was impossible for us to handle on our own. They performed as promised, on schedule and within budget…I would recommend Downsize Designs to anyone contemplating a relocation.

–Atlantic Shores Resident

It is my privilege to highly recommend Downsize Designs when it comes time for a family member, a client or you to change residences and "deal" with all the "stuff" accumulated over the course of years... I was very impressed with the professionalism of the Downsize Designs’ team.

–Kathleen Blanchard, President, Aid & Information for the Elderly, Inc.

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