We were hired by Northern Trust Company, wealth management, to help them meet their legal and fiduciary responsibility to ensure a healthy home for their clients.
We transformed a cluttered house infested with mold, rats and extensive water damage into a healthy, vibrant home for a family of three – one of whom is disabled.
This type of project is why we do what we do. We not only transformed a home, but the lives of three people.
Bedroom Before Bedroom After
…all of this 65 miles from our home base.
Over the course of nearly three years, our crew lived at a local hotel to perform tough, dirty and tiring work.
The first phase of our work included:
De-cluttering the home
Arranging junk removal
Organizing items for donation
Overseeing minor repair work
A year after the initial cleanup, we were hired for a second phase of de-cluttering in preparation for a full remodel.
Our third phase of work included:
Moving the family back into the home
Working with our designer to purchase and arrange new furnishings
Unpacking and de-cluttering items in storage
Delivering a beautifully new finished home
Bathroom Before Remodel Bathroom After Remodel
Our amazing team worked tirelessly to create a beautiful, comfortable and safe space for our clients and the finished product is truly a miracle come to life.
Here’s what our client had to say:
This is AMAZING!!!! It is like a completely different house. Words cannot express our gratitude for your time, dedication and patience to this project. You have created a safe, healthy and inviting home for our clients. You are miracle workers.
– Northern Trust Company, Wealth Management
What made this project special?
There isn’t anything we don’t do
As a rule, we don’t work with hoarders – but we made an exception
We rolled up our sleeves, put our masks on and got to work
How do we help?
Develop a timeline for the entire family and parties involved
Sort all estate items
Create labeling system and detailed photo inventory
Coordinate the selling, donating, liquidation of estate items
Obtain appraisals on estate items
Orchestrate the distribution of items to family
Our team operates with the utmost integrity and discretion in order to provide our clients with the peace of mind that their physical possessions will be handled with care
Changing Places moved an older gentleman from a 2,800 Sq Ft home into a 600 Sq Ft apartment in the San Francisco Towers.
Our team was able to sell some of our client’s antiques at auction to help eliminate clutter while helping him downsize.
The funds made from selling the antiques at auction paid for our client’s entire move plus our services!
Our team mapped a floor plan before the move and helped to design our client’s new apartment.
Changing Places provided our client with the opportunity to come out and be creative with a little space that he has chosen to spend the next chapter of his life.
Our client’s previous home. Our team was able to sell some of our client’s antiques at auction while we were helping him downsize. The funds from the sale of the antiques netted more than double the cost of our services and the moving expenses!
Our client’s new apartment in the San Francisco Towers. An old life replaced by a very fun new one! A fresh start with vibrant colors.
“Changing Places exceeded my expectations. They customized their services to meet my needs. Outstanding is not sufficient praise for what they accomplished.
The move entailed a major downsizing and owner Margaret Walsh made sure that the items I would not be taking were sold in an appropriate venue. Among other things, Margaret Walsh said that the proceeds from the items I sold would pay for Changing Places’ services and the cost of the move. Thus far I have netted more than double the cost of their services and the moving expenses. Moving is stressful—and moving from my home of 35 years was a staggering event. Changing Places made it smooth and successful. Their work reduced my stress enormously.”