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Simplified Lives

Founded 2009 • With Angi since December 2013

4.8

(5) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number

Address

P.O. Box 166

Rehoboth, MA 02769

Description

Managing Your Move - Simplifying Your Life: If you have - or would - ever hire a caterer...it is because a special event is less stressful and goes more smoothly when a caterer manages that event. A MOVE MANAGER is just like that - WE MANAGE YOUR MOVE! We help with all of the details and loose ends - we organize, make arrangements, pack & help find a way to sell items not needed - and take the stress of of the person or couple moving - and the family! We provide hands-on help with downsizing and organizing for a move. We help sort closets, attics, kitchen cupboards, clothes closets and pantries. We work with anyone who needs assistance with packing, shipping things to friends & relatives and figuring out what to sell or donate. We are energetic, knowledgeable and friendly but come to seriously tackle the tough organizing and packing decisions. We help with second homes when there are a lot of things to pack or unpack and in getting a home ready for sale. We help people sorting through households due to divorce. Valerie Achorn, President of Simplified Lives has a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Extensive background in management of special events - and moving is a special event! Downsizing, Move Management, Organizing Details. Member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers; insured and bonded as a move manager. We become the client or family's moving advocate. We also unpack at the new location....

Verified Reviews

A few reviews for this pro...
4.0

12/15/2015


Christine P.

Description of Work
These women really helped me out when I had to move just after having surgery! The actual services provided were not of the detail I was led to believe in my initial consult. When told the packers would label all of my boxes with what was inside, I shouldn't have assumed there would be any rhyme or reason to what was in each box. I have had a very hard time finding things because there is not much logic to what I find in the boxes. It was an expense I had to take on due to the timing of the move, but I don't think the services were worth 1000.00.

Category moving companies

5.0

02/08/2015


Maxine J.

Valerie was a blessing; I am so glad I hired her. My home of many years was full of everything imaginable. Not only did she do the packing, she was an encyclopedia of knowledge on what and how to do all kinds of things having to do with the move. She taught me how to run a massive yard sale. She helped me plan how to place the furniture in my new apartments in two different locations. She shipped special things to my daughters in other states. She emptied my attic and crawl space single handedly. She had solutions to all of my dilemmas. She knew just the right person to handle whatever issue or task that needed to be done but needed special expertise. She was full of good suggestions for things I had not even thought about. She selected movers for me to interview. Then she managed the movers to do exactly what I wanted. The movers had to make deliveries to three different locations, two of them out of state. The moves were accomplished exactly as planned with no breakage or losses. Valerie guided me through the multitude of tasks needed to be completed in what was a complicated move. She worked as many hours as I requested, especially in the last two or three weeks. Besides being very intelligent and practical, she was friendly, kind, patient and respectful. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs an extremely capable, flexible and knowledgeable Senior Move Manager.

Description of Work
Packed for moving, recommended other related services, delivered packages and donations, planned a yard sale, selected moving companies, emptied the attic and crawl space, answered my move related questions, advised me on things I needed to do, managed the movers and more.

Category moving companies

Service Provider Response

[removed member name] was a delightful client - smart, interesting and ready to tackle the challenge of moving from a lovely home of many years. As a move manager, I believe it is best to help clients with whatever task they need accomplished - not just organizing and packing, but helping with the myriad of details that can be overwhelming. Simplified Lives - we manage your move and simplify your life!
5.0

03/25/2014


Barbara R.

Valerie was always punctual and extremely competent. I call her Super Problem Solver because there isn't a problem she can't handle. She's personable with a sense of humor. She makes the move seem easy.

Description of Work
Expert packing of difficult objects. Mover referral and dealing with movers even a postponed date. Referrals for necessary services.

Category moving companies

5.0

03/16/2014


Susan N.

Simplified Lives was on time, very professional, yet down to earth price! Was extremely friendly, reasonable, took all the worry out of a very anxious time. I have hired them again.

Description of Work
Handled every detail of moving my mother from a condo to a one story Memory Care Unit. Hired movers, packed, unpacked, arranged furniture, hung pictures, worked with Assisted Living Facility, supervised move.

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Service Provider Response

Thank you for sending a review for Simplified Lives, your feedback and opinion are important!
5.0

03/08/2014


Ann C.

Valerie Achorn was very very helpful to me in planning and carrying out the entire move. I cannot imagine completing the whole process as smoothly without her. She is professional, personable, skilled.

Description of Work
Assistance planning, organizing major move from family home to condo. Assistance with related services... movers, online auction company, cleaners, materials/trash removal.

Category moving companies

Service Provider Response

[Members name], Thank you so much for your review! I know this will be helpful - Angie's List is a trusted source for referrals. I do appreciate your help. Valerie

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    General Information
    Free Estimates
    Yes - we provide a 1 hour consultation w/ estimate
    Eco-Friendly Accreditations
    No
    Payment Options
    Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal
    Senior Discount
    No
    Warranties
    Satisfaction

    Services Offered

    Specialist in moving clients out of homes w/ a lifetime of possessions. Professional packers - we organize and pack. Shipping a small number of items to family-including art & antiques - anywhere! We find realtors/movers/antique dealers & estate sale professionals. Trained in working with dementia and Alzheimer's clients. Patient, knowledgeable - providing hands-on help from start to finish. We work for many clients who have adult children living out of state.

    Services Not Offered

    We are not movers - we refer to movers but WE DO PACKING! We do not make medical assessment for determining appropriate retirement community/assisted living options (we refer to a geriatric care manager). We are not real estate agents - we refer to realtors. We do not buy furniture, art, antiques, collectibles or clothing - but we make referrals & connections to antique dealers, auctioneers, consignment boutiques and resale shops.

    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about Simplified Lives

    How is Simplified Lives overall rated?

    Simplified Lives is currently rated 4.8 overall out of 5.

    What days are Simplified Lives open?

    Simplified Lives is open:

    Sunday: Closed

    Monday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    What payment options does Simplified Lives provide

    Simplified Lives accepts the following forms of payment: Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal

    Does Simplified Lives offer free estimates?

    No, Simplified Lives does not offer free project estimates.

    Does Simplified Lives offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    No, Simplified Lives does not offer eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does Simplified Lives offer a senior discount?

    No, Simplified Lives does not offer a senior discount.

    Are warranties offered by Simplified Lives?

    No, Simplified Lives does not offer warranties.

    What services does Simplified Lives offer?

    Simplified Lives offers the following services: Specialist in moving clients out of homes w/ a lifetime of possessions. Professional packers - we organize and pack. Shipping a small number of items to family-including art & antiques - anywhere! We find realtors/movers/antique dealers & estate sale professionals. Trained in working with dementia and Alzheimer's clients. Patient, knowledgeable - providing hands-on help from start to finish. We work for many clients who have adult children living out of state.

    Are there any services Simplified Lives does not offer?

    We are not movers - we refer to movers but WE DO PACKING! We do not make medical assessment for determining appropriate retirement community/assisted living options (we refer to a geriatric care manager). We are not real estate agents - we refer to realtors. We do not buy furniture, art, antiques, collectibles or clothing - but we make referrals & connections to antique dealers, auctioneers, consignment boutiques and resale shops.