Thoughtful and discreet disposition of heirlooms, art and other treasured possessions to family, auction, donation and consignment.

  • Sort and categorize all estate items
  • Create labeling system and detailed photo inventory
  • Obtain appraisals on estate items
  • Orchestrate distribution of items to family
  • Coordinate the selling, donating, liquidation of estate items
  • We operate with the utmost integrity and discretion
  • We do our best to ensure that no items go to landfill unnecessarily

Staging design courtesy of Green Couch Design, San Francisco

CASE STUDY: Moving Services The Changing-Places team sorted, decluttered and packed these clients, moving from a 4,500 square foot home into a 1,300 square foot rental apartment while they built a home. Overwhelmed by the job, and dealing with an ill spouse, our client thought the job simply couldn’t be done. We cleared the space, edited, organize and orchestrated the sale and donation of many items.

We prepared the house in perfect order for a talented staging professional to transform the rooms into the elegant final product shown here.

Staging design courtesy of Tracy Banks & Associates, San Francisco

Changing-Places transforms a house “from before, to cleared, to staged” in just days:





Staging design courtesy of Stewart Morton, San Francisco

sutroI have never ceased being impressed with how well-organized, knowledgeable, efficient and thoughtful you and your crew have been throughout the somewhat daunting process of emptying the contents of my parents’ house.

There wasn’t a problem to which you didn’t have a solution.”

The Honorable Judge John A. Sutro, Jr.


“We were able to place the completed house on the market in the allotted time and realized 20% over the listed price. The math is recommendation enough but, additionally, Margaret was gracious, fair and efficient.

Pam and Jake Skaer
Peter H. Skaer Trust


“I think of them as our fairy godmothers and godfathers. They accomplish magic!.”

Jeanie Shaterian, San Francisco


joshholmesI cannot imagine how I would be able to manage all of the complicated logistics of moving after the loss of my wife without the outstanding crew of Changing Places by my side.

Josh Holmes, San Francisco


“Changing Places is ‘fabulous.'”

Jackie Safier


“Changing Places made my life easy. Your team did a fabulous job handling my move. Every time I open a drawer in my new apartment, everything is in the place I’d have put it myself – intuitively – but YOU did the work for me.”

Trudy Zimmerman, San Francisco


“Please know that you folks saved my life–or at least my sanity. Please thank everyone involved: working with them was one of the few bright spots in my ordeal.”

Erik Voss


Presidio“The Changing Places team were terrific. You exceeded all of our expectations. You can’t imagine what a dramatic impact you had on our lives. After just 48 hours, you made our rental house feel like a home we want to stay for a very long time!

A very happy, and relieved, family in Presidio Heights