Read what our clients are saying about
Transition Guardians relocation and management services.
Knowing the move would be extremely emotional, mom decided to spend a week at her country home, leaving the move to her new senior residence and the closing of her apartment to Transition Guardians.
“...Lorri And her team at Transition Guardians made a potentially exhausting stressful process go very smoothly. She helped us anticipate things we would need to do and things we should expect. From the start of the process, she kept things moving along so we never got overwhelmed. The move itself went extremely smoothly. They were organized, professional, and finished ahead of schedule. I would recommend Lorri to anyone going through the process of moving a parentout of a long time home."
- Alison E., San Francisco & Manhattan
As an estate trustee, Ellen had already closed her mother’s home in Florida and couldn’t think about doing it again in New Jersey.
“...A Gift! Better than a wedding planner! All the stress of coordinating was alleviated quickly. Lorri is a delightful person to work with: Efficient, kind, thorough and diligent. I could not have accomplished this move without her and I am eternally grateful." - Ellen W., Estate Trustee
From a filled, big house to a 3-bedroom apartment, the move was sure to be overwhelming.
“...Lorri Ashe and the people she associates herself with were all very professional and easy to deal with. Lorri is an easy and straight forward person to talk to. She was right on the mark with everything she told us!"
- Jane & David S., Harrison, NY
Her cousin was in the hospital and needed to move...
“...I Love Lorri Ashe! She did the most amazing job for us. I was in charge of moving my husbands cousin and she was in the hospital through out the move. Lorri was so caring and professional and every time I thought I would break down, she was there for us. I highly recommend her. She was fantastic and I will be using her for my next move."
- Mimi P., New York/ New Jersey
The memories were overwhelming for this family, and they needed help.
“...Thank goodness you were with us! You were able to make sense of a home that was full of years of loved possessions. Dad and Lenny sorted through everything with your kind assistance and felt comfortable letting go of items that were no longer needed moving to a smaller space in Seattle. We are definitely keeping your contact information at the top of the contacts for the next big move we need to takle! Thanks again so much!"
- Megyn L.,The J & D Families, California, Seattle & NJ
It was a quick decision to move mom down to North Carolina.
“...This was an incredible experience. In a matter of a few days, you had my Mothers belongings on a truck and moved her down to North Carolina. The movers arrived on time and everything went great! Thanks!"
- Marty R., North Carolina & Fort Lee, NJ
With the dementia getting worse, Jan had to help her mom with daily life and couldn't worry about the responsibilities required for moving and closing the house.
“..."I am glad that I hired Transition Guardians. My mother’s house was sold and I live two hours away. The idea of packing everything we needed to move her and then emptying of the house was overwhelming. Lorri & her team were very pleasant and organized. They set up a timetable for the job and stuck to it. They arranged for the movers, donation pick-ups and final clean-out. They organized the pack up, helped me plan my mother’s room layout and decide what she would take with her. Everything was done on-time and it all worked out very well!"
- Jan K., Pennsylvania
With only a short while in New Jersey, two California-based sisters needed help with moving their parents out West.
“..."Lorri & her helpers are moving wizards…caring, sensitive, trustworthy and super-efficient. They are capable and helpful & we enjoyed their company to boot. And, they’re FAST, without losing sight of what is important."
- Jill B., California
After Dad passed away,two homes and an office space had to packed up and prepared for closing and sale.
“..."Thanks Lorri. It was a job well done. My Dad would have liked you! Warm regards from the whole family."
- Dean B. & family, Florida, New York City & The Hamptons
As an estate attorney handling multiple projects and living out of state, packing up an apartment to be sold felt like a daunting task.
“As an out of state executor charged with emptying a New York City apartment, I feel very fortunate to have been referred to Transition Guardians, LLC. I wouldn't have known where to begin- everything had to be sold sold or disposed of- Lorri and everyone she worked with were very efficient, prompt, easy to work with, and flexible- working around the constraints imposed by selling the apartment. I only wish she had a branch in my state!"
- Louise B., CT, Estate and Trust Planning & Administration
Two busy professionals had no time to think about moving into their new apartment. Transition Guardians came over as they were leaving for work, and when they returned later that day to their new apartment, it felt like home.
“... We just got home. It looks amazing. Thank you so much. I was really apprehensive on my way home. This exceeds my wildest expectations. It feels manageable. Bless you!” - P. & P., NYC
After living in the same home for forty years filled with a lifetime of memories, Dr. Jennifer needed help moving on.
"Dear Lorri: No amount is sufficient to express my gratitude for the peace of mind you gave me, and the complete confidence I felt knowing that I was in expert and caring hands. You are a maestro magician and my appreciation knows no bounds. My new home is lovely and comfortable, a perfect place to begin the next chapter. With great admiration and thanks, Jennifer."
- Dr. Jennifer, NJ &NY
The home had already sold and there were three weeks to close the house.
“...We want to thank you most deeply for the incredible job you just completed in moving us out of our home in Englewood. We did not give you much notice, yet you took charge of the project from day one, organized it and saw it through in every respect from top to bottom, from " soup to nuts ".Thereby relieving us of a huge job at a difficult time for us and a great deal of anxiety and stress in the process. It was an absolute pleasure working with you both on a professional and personal basis and we would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone in our position. There is a closing on our house today and, honestly, it could not have happenned without you."
- Susan and David, Englewood,New Jersey
After moving from a large home, downsizing and moving into independent living in another state.
"Lorri, I cannot thank you enough. You made the whole experience bearable even fun at times.After I saw someone else move into this community, I realized how lucky was I that I had you. I had nothing extra to find space for and I miss nothing I didn't take. You were great! - Sandy, NJ & MASS
After selling their parents home came the daunting task of cleaning the very filled rooms.
" Transition Guardians came highly recommended to take on this project. Lorri is easy to work with and a consummate professional. In her first visit to the house she assessed and discussed what needed to be accomplished over the next few weeks and then got the job done; items were sold, donated or trashed. Lorri and her team are efficient, thorough and effective in their work. We appreciate all their efforts and are very pleased with the results - an empty house in a short amount of time. - R. & D.& R., Queens, NY
Planning a move as newly widowed and on her own.
"I have moved alot in my lifetime. Hands down this was the easiest move I have ever done. You and your team were terrific. Thank you. - Gail, NJ
After recuperating from surgery, Mrs. Y and her family acknowledged that they couldn't make the move alone. She decided to leave her memories in tact and put full faith in the Transition Guardians team.
“...Could not make this move without your very efficient professional service. Thank you from me and my family."
- Mrs. Y, NYC & Cape Cod
It was time for Dad to move to a more manageable space...
“..."I want to take this opportunity to thank Transition Guardians for rescuing me from a seemingly impossible situation and to recommend them enthusiastically to all those who find themselves in a similar situation. Lorri & her team are wonderful people to work with. They specialize in settling people who need adult care into their new surroundings, and they do so with the utmost concern and care for their clients. They organized and supervised the move very efficiently, working with movers and buckling down to the tasks at hand. They know how unsettling such changes are and go out of their way to reassure and comfort everyone. I recommend Transition Guardians with the utmost confidence and gratitude."
- Jan G, New Jersey
After losing her son, mom took a fall that made it impossible to live at home.
“..."Thank you so much for your quick response and professional handling of a fairly complex and emotionally charged situation. You made life much simpler for my resident. I would use you again in a heartbeat!"
- Kathleen C., CareOne Administrator, New Jersey
The emotional stress of moving both parents into different levels of care on seperate floors required constant attention.
“...You saved my family! I cannot thank you enough."
- Lincoln G., New York City & Massachusetts
Being so far away from mom made it impossible to give her and her memories the time needed to move...
“...Thanks to Lorri, my mother's move to her senior residence was smooth and efficient. My mother was very much apart of it and involved. It was essential that she took an active part in everything and Lorri handled the relation with utmost kindness and a great sense of humor.The packing and unpacking organization was incredible and my mother moved into her familiar surroundings, furniture and pieces of art which recreated the decor she lived in before: The bedroom was absolutely identical!I live in Paris,France and it was wonderful to rely on Lorri's caring services.It made me feel secure in all changes my mother was experincing, since I could not be with her all of the time in New York.Congratulations to Lorri and all of the nice people she coordinated with, Great work. And after my Mothers passing, Lorri arranged for all of her items to get to me in France.She cleaned out the apartment so I did not have to."
- Evelyn S., France & Brookdale of Battery Park City, NY
Work and health-situations prevented these involved children from helping mom move.
“...Endless gratitude and deep bows to you and your amazing team at Transition Guardians! Since day one -- when we met, we knew you had our back. You did it. The advice, the planning 100 million steps ahead, the organizing, the consignment/donation search, overseeing the movers, the updates, the clean-up, the photos, the staging of a new home. You delivered in every sense. Most importantly, you calmly guided our family with much sensitivity through the various stages necessary to transition our 94-year-old mother from her home of 50 years and create a new and welcoming one that she absolutely loves! It is not easy, but it is important. And, that is why we find ourselves repeatedly saying, "What would we do without Lorri and her Transition Guardians Team? Big kiss!"
- Lisa, Karen, Dorothy & Robin, NYC,NJ & Paris
Janet’s daughter was extremely nervous about her mother’s move and with a busy summer coming up, had no time to do it herself.
“...Fantastic! Lorri and her team were professional, curtious, helpful and very nice ( and patient). Mom was very nervous about the move but Transition Guardians stepped in and made it extremely easy and painless. We would 100% recommend them to everyone. We were amazed how fast and efficiently the house went from clutter to empty. Thank you so very much." - Judy & Janet, New Jersey
Having their home sell in a day, they had a few weeks to move and close.
"Lorri, we're just finishing up the ten minutes of work we had to do. Thank you just doesn't cut it. You made this move more than manageable;you made is possible. TRyly, this could not have gotten done with out you and your excellant staff. We are so grateful for your help, your pushing, your taking control. It was exactly what we needed. You are a consummate professional and we were the beneficiaries of that!
Part two takes place in September. Save the date!" - J & C, New Jersey
The above clients moved around town into another apartment, during the pandemic with all virtual meetings.
"Am over 442. It looks AMAZING! Thank you so much again. So exciting. Thank you again and again. You make it so much easier for us. But I hope we stay put for a while.Lol!" - P. & P., NYC -
Moving from NYC to Philadelphia, we shared the project with another senior move manager.
"You were terrific!Thank you and Stuart so much for everything! - Janet & Gail, NYC & PA
"All went well - Thank you for having it so well organized for us! - Charlotte Schutzman, All Moving Matters, PA