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Senior Movers & Estate Cleanout Services

Imagine moving into your new home with everything in place without having to lift a finger. Specializing in senior transition and relocation. Servicing families of all ages.

Senior Movers

Moving can be stressful, especially for older adults. The last thing you want to be doing is worrying about moving heavy furniture, unpacking or organizing. At Cheerful Transitions, we want to take the stress out of the moving process for you. We are more than a moving company — we offer beginning-to-end support and management for your senior relocation.

For older adults, moving or relocating can be difficult and overwhelming. That is exactly why we founded Cheerful Transitions in 2010. Our experience moving our parents showed us that moving seniors is not just “moving,” but involves many other tasks. From sorting your cherished possessions, to updating the address and turning the utilities on in the new home, and everything in between — trust Cheerful Transitions to do it all!

Our Services

Preparation and planning

From day one, we help you prepare for your move. We create customized transition plans, complete inventories and floor plan designs, and sort through and downsize your furnishings if needed.

Allocating unwanted items

After reviewing your possessions, we will help you decide what to do with them. Whether you decide to donate your items to charity, put them up for auction or gift them to family or friends, we will help you every step of the way. We also will remove any junk or unwanted items.

Professional packing

Our team of experienced packers prepare and pack all items using professional-grade materials we provide. We pack boxes, wrap furniture, and pad delicate items so they are ready to be moved. Our experts supervise every step of the packing process to ensure the safety of your items.

Moving services

We manage all aspects of your move, no matter what your needs are. We can complete any type of move, including specialty services, and will even donate your nonperishable food items if you don’t need them.

Post-move services

After your move is done, we will get everything ready for you so you can walk into a ready-to-live-in residence. We place your furniture in your new residence to create a comforting, familiar environment for you. We unpack all your possessions and even put dishes into cupboards, hang clothes and place everything where it should be.

Property services

If you need property services, don’t worry about handling that yourself — we do that too! We offer all our clients the option to receive an as-is cash offer to purchase their home, regardless of the condition. We can also help you put your property on the market if you prefer. We can handle cleaning, painting and repairs to make sure your home is ready for sale.

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Hillary N.
21:52 05 May 21
I highly recommend Cheerful Transitions to help with your next move.Moving can be a very stressful experience but Cheerful Transitions is so professional and helpful they make the process so much easier.I am a professional senior placement counselor... andI have used many moving companies...but Cheerful Transitions are the best I have used!Do not hesitate to call them...you won’t be disappointed!!They are that good !!read more
Robin D.
13:41 04 May 21
There are no words for Rich and his team other than over the top! Rich was on it from the beginning. Not only providing top notch suggestions and well-needed sense of calm, his movers were careful and gracious. I absolutely recommend Cheerfull Transitions... without hesitation and will use Rich again!read more
Jill P.
01:33 04 May 21
Excellent customer service from start to finish. When I called they were very busy, but fit me in to their schedule on a timely basis. Communication was consistent throughout our experience. Owner and employees were friendly, and professional. I... highly recommend this company.read more
Stuart H.
02:24 20 Apr 21
Rich Berkowitz and his team at Cheerful Transitions did a great job of moving out a huge amount of stuff from my mother's house. His personal skills were excellent in working with my elderly mother to help her downsize. He is exceptionally organized and... got the project done very quickly. I would use you his services again.read more
Beth A.
14:20 19 Apr 21
Rich provided invaluable information and insight in regard to moving my 85 year old mother in law from New Jersey to Florida. From advice on what to take and what to donate, how to react to questions and anxiety over such an emotional move, details with... dates and times of when pick up and delivery will occur, financial details (billing), etc. We moved from New Jersey to Florida 9 years ago and the company we hired kept half of our furniture for over a month and the prices changed upon delivery. We were worried about hiring another company for this kind of move after the terrible experience we had in the past. WELL....we HIGHLY recommend Cheerful Transitions! Rich, Lauren, Marlow and Cathy were beyond any expectations that we had. The initial price never changed, the move out was clean and organized, the move in was earlier then anticipated (fabulous!) and was effortless on our end. Lauren and Cathy unpacked and organized EVERY box. They also professionally hung every picture/artwork. The organization with the clothing was amazing, every article of clothing was color coded and hung in an organized manner. They were all kind and compassionate with my mother in law. Do not have any reservations about hiring Cheerful Transitions, they are the most honest and caring moving company we have ever hired (we have hired four companies over the years).read more
20:33 15 Apr 21
Rich and his crew were great to work with. Very professional, respectful, and trustworthy.
Elizabeth R.
19:33 05 Apr 21
The staff was very respectful and professional, they moved my heavy furniture as if it was their own. The move went smoothly and in a timely manner. This is a company I would use again and would definitely refer to anyone who ask me if I know of a great... moving company. Thanks you.read more
Viveca V.
13:47 05 Apr 21
The 11th Doctor who ?
20:28 30 Mar 21
Awesome service and very professional!! Would recommend to anyone needing a mover.
Karla L.
21:22 21 Mar 21
We used this company to close my moms home after she passed. They made a difficult task so easy. I would recommend them without hesitation. Richard and Linda were a pleasure to deal with.If I were you, I would not look any further for your moving needs.
Polly A.
18:58 18 Mar 21
Easy to work with very professional. Highly recommend.
Michele AKA M.
01:23 24 Feb 21
Rich and Lauren went out of their way to make my mom’s senior move easy and Cheerful!We moved our mom from Lake Worth to Delray Beach. Rich came to moms facility and took pictures of moms items. Her bedroom and living room arrangements. Then Lauren... duplicated everything ! And even made it better. Cheerful Transitions organized my moms clothing, her bathroom, and her kitchen.Thank Rich and Lauren thank you!!read more
14:39 19 Feb 21
Rich is so capable and responsive. We could not have pulled off moving my father w/o Cheerful Transitions - organizing, packing, and moving. Everyone throughout the process was excellent.
Brett O.
00:22 12 Feb 21
Terri S.
13:52 08 Feb 21
We used Cheerful Transitions to move my parents from an Independent Living facility to an Assisted Living facility in Florida. Lauren, Linda and Rich were amazing. They handled everything for us, from figuring out what furniture, pictures and accessories... will fit into my parents new place, packing up, moving, setting up the new apartment and getting rid of all the stuff we didn’t take with us. We couldn’t have done it all without them. What an amazing company.read more
B Z.
23:42 29 Jan 21
Cheerful Transitions was a huge help during a difficult, complicated and stressful move. They were professional from start to finish and followed through with everything they said they would do.My mother needed to move out of her apartment in Florida on... very short notice. As I am from out of state, I needed to find a mover that could take care of some of the quirky details that I just couldn't do. Luckily, someone recommended Cheerful Transitions . For this move they suggested Some items be delivered to a donation drop off location, some needed to be saved and shipped back to me. My mother had limited space in the new place so Lauren helped me pick out clothes and personal items through facetime and over the phone. During this time I noticed what I felt was a sincere compassion for myself, my mother, her possessions and our situation. In the end everything got to where it needed to go, My mom's apartment was cleared out in time, my mom's belongings were hand delivered to her at her new facility. What can I say, I'm happy. I only wish there was a Cheerful Transitions moving company in NJ so that I could use them for my next move.read more
Cheryl O.
03:39 04 Jan 21
I cannot say enough great things about Cheerful Transitions. Rich and his crew came on short notice twice to help expedite the sale of my mother in laws home. First they did a preliminary furniture removal and clean out for staging prior to putting the... house on the market. Once under contract, they returned for a final clean out of the home. All this was done during the pandemic while I was in another part of the country. Rich was very professional and easy to work with. I highly recommend this company and their services.read more
Barbara R.
14:56 22 Oct 20
Awesome service in difficult time following family death. Made things muc easier without worry.Highly recommend
15:27 14 Oct 20
Engaged Rich and his company to help me empty my dad’s condo. He was helpful easy to work with, thorough and professional. Very happy with the results and the process. Working with Rich was a pleasure. He helped me get through what could have been an... impossible job. Met him virtually first when he came to work up a proposal. Then in person when I came down to work through dad’s papers and personal items. Highly responsive to my questions and requirements. Strongly recommend Rich and Cheerful Transitions.read more
David F.
16:13 22 Sep 20
The team at Cheeerful Transitions does an amazing job for seniors they relocate and their families. Rich and Lauren go above and beyond to make the out of state family members feel at ease taking care of our loved ones in our absence. I highly recommend... them to help any concerned families that stuggle with caring for an elder parent from a distance to use their services. We were lucky to find them.read more
Adirondack V.
21:46 09 Sep 20
Rich and his wife and their entire team were phenomenal they were on time and everything they promised came true my mother is going to be very happy in her new home and I think everyone at cheerful transitions for a very smooth move
helaine S.
22:02 17 Aug 20
Moving a senior during the time of COVID is not easy! My mom (who is 90) lived in FL, and we live in NY and trying to manage the move remotely was not easy. Rich and Lauren were amazing in helping to get my mom organized; creating a floor plan for her... new apartment in independent living; helping to identify what wasn't moving, and taking care of all of the charitable donations; arranging for the movers; helping to get her packed up; returning the cable boxes and routers and keeping us informed every step along the way. It brought us great peace of mind.They are very professional, and I have already recommended them to friends who have similar needs!read more
Dyan C.
19:26 16 Jul 20
I can't recommend Cheerful Transitions enough! My aunt lives in Florida, was in the hospital, and needed to move into an assisted living facility. I live in PA, and with Covid restrictions, I couldn't fly there to help. Rich, Lauren and their crew... completely packed all of my aunts possessions (including her bridge on the bathroom sink!), moved everything to the new facility, and set everything up. I mean everything - made the bed, arranged the furniture, hung pictures on the walls, set up her things just as she had them. They even put her phone on the charger so it would be ready when she arrived, AND were willing to pack up all her paperwork, take to the UPS store and ship to me so I can now handle her affairs. Their price was very reasonable and as I said, I would highly recommend them.read more
Michael F.
16:20 27 Apr 20
Rich and Lauren were wonderful in all aspects of the move from my long time home in Florida to my new home in Texas. They did all the sorting , packing and arranging for the shipment of my belongings with extreme understanding, professionalism, and... patience. Indeed they took almost the entire burden of the move from me in what otherwise would have been a very difficult situation.Problems arose with the shipment of my things to Texas due to the virus closures and concerns. Rich got right on it, solved the problems and the shipment arrived on time.I would strongly recommend Rich and Lauren to any one . Their service for me was outstanding.read more
Michael F.
17:47 17 Apr 20
Rich and Lauren moved me from my home in Florida of 15 years to a home in Texas. They helped and guided me through the sorting out of my belongings and arranged for the packing and transportation with skill and understanding through a hard and... emotional situation for me.Problems arose relating to the transportation of my things to Texas because of the virus threat and I turned to Rich for help. He got right on it and solved the transportation problem and my belongings arrived in a timely manner.In short, I am highly pleased with the service they provided and strongly recommend them to any one needing help with a move.read more
Mimi B.
16:40 11 Jan 20
Our family was very pleased with Rich's responsiveness and ability to pull his crew together and do a move with less than a week's notice. He gave us good guidance on other aspects of the move outside of his services, which helped us efficiently organize... the move. Rich was very professional and was with his crew through the move. They were very careful with all our items and treated our parents with kind respect. We would use them readily on another move.read more
Charles F.
00:55 17 Dec 19
Very personal and caring company that is sensitive to the needs of people helping their loved ones.
Jane R.
11:16 08 Dec 19
Thank you for a great job! I could not have moved my aunt from her condo to assisted living without you.
Randy E.
14:23 13 Nov 19
My experience with Rich of Cheerful Transitions was excellent. He was recommended to me by the attorney I was working with to settle my father's estate. He worked with me to send some family heirlooms from Florida to Connecticut. He was very easy to... communicate with, helped me to fully understand my shipping options, was flexible in dealing with pick up appointments and delays, and absolutely made a stressful time easier to deal with. I have received my shipment and everything was well packed and arrived safely.read more
admin A.
18:59 27 Oct 19
Easy to work with and great service done on timeHighly recommend
Rae S.
13:43 16 Aug 19
Rich and Lauren moved my sister into an independent living facility and they were fantastic. They packed her house up, moved everything and unpacked it all. When my sister walked in, there was nothing out of place and beautifully turn-key ready. Pictures... were even hung.Anything we didn’t want Rich donated or trashed it . We highly recommend “Cheerful Transitions “read more
Yehuda B.
13:11 06 Aug 19
Great process
Brad O.
12:28 07 Jun 19
Richard and Lauren took care of all the time consuming and stressful tasks of moving (phone, tv, WiFi setup) as well as space planning, downsizing, and the actual moving. Dad walked into his new place to find his furniture set up the way he likes it, his... art hanging on the walls, his computer up and running, tv, WiFi and phone all working, and everything unpacked (clothes, bathroom, kitchen, etc). Couldn’t have gone smoother, best decision we made. Took all the stress and work off of us, and allowed us to concentrate on Dad. Highly recommend!!read more
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Why Choose Us?

  • Compassion and Care First
  • CRTS Certified Staff
  • Family-Owned and Operated
  • A La Carte Services
  • Flat-rate pricing
  • Affordable Prices
  • White glove service

How Our Senior Moving Services Work

Step 1:

Schedule a Free No Obligation Consultation

The first step to your senior relocation, no matter what services you need, is to set up a consultation with Cheerful Transitions. It’s easy — just call us at (888) 436-2007 or fill out our quote form.

Step 2:

Get a Flat-Rate Quote for Your Move

Our senior relocation specialists will create a customized moving package that meets all your needs. We offer a range of services, so you can choose to use as many or as little services you need. All our services are “a la carte” for your convenience. You will receive a flat-rate quote so you will know exactly how much your move will cost, with no hidden fees.

Step 3:

Let us complete your move for you!

Once you choose Cheerful Transitions for your move, you can rest assured knowing that you have professional movers helping move your possessions into your new residence. You can sit back, relax and enjoy peace of mind that we are handling all the work for you.

Get a flat-rate relocation quote from Cheerful Transitions

Whatever you need, wherever you’re going, trust Cheerful Transitions to handle your relocation. We offer flat-rate quotes so you will know exactly how much your move will cost, with no hidden fees. Get a free flat-rate quote today by filling out our online quote form or calling us at (888) 436-2007.

Relocating Seniors Since 2010

With Compassion & Care

Certified Relocation & Transportation Specialist™ Staff

At Affordable Prices

Moving can be overwhelming...
but it doesn’t have to be

We understand how stressful moving can be when you do it on your own.

  • The endless task of sorting and packing all your belongings
  • Living in boxes until you finally unpack
  • Dealing with broken boxes and lost items
  • Transporting heavy furniture
  • Scuffed or damaged items during transit
  • Ending up with furniture that's too big for your new home.

So we’ve developed a method that removes all the work and stress for you.

Here’s what our clients have to say about our service:

  • Five stars from start to finish! They helped recreate one room to mirror my father’s old room. They put forth a lot of effort and detail to make the new room familiar for my dad with dementia for his mental health comfort.

    Susan H.
    Davie, FL
  • Very Professional. Clear directions on how to separate belongings. Very capable packers & movers. I was surprised that the apartment was ready for me when I arrived the very next morning.

    Gloria S.
    Oakland Park, FL
  • Wonderful & stress-free. Lauren did the best job! I would definitely recommend!

    Ann S.
    Boca Raton, FL
  • Did a very good job moving me in. Very caring in setting up livingroom and bedroom. Polite & efficient service. I would definitely recommend.

    Sondra J.
    Boca Raton, FL

6 Reasons to Choose Cheerful Transitions

Compassion & Care First

Our corporate philosophy is based on what’s best for Mom or Dad.  We emphasize kindness and consideration in all our interactions and understand the social, medical, emotional and financial challenges faced by older adults and their families.  We provide empathy and warmth as our client’s navigate through the changing stages of life throughout the moving transition.

CRTS™ Certified Staff

CRTS™ (Certified Relocation & Transition Specialists) is more than education or training, it is the most recognized symbol of professionalism and standards in the move management and senior relocation industry. As such, we’re fully prepared to ease senior anxiety and work effectively to create new living spaces that are both familiar and comfortable for their new stage of life.

Family Owned & Operated

Cheerful Transitions is a privately held family owned and operated company. We strive to treat each one of our clients as an extension of our continuously growing family. Unlike larger corporate companies and their cookie cutter methods, we utilize a unique approach to help people in all life situations as we would for our own family members.

6 Reasons to Choose Cheerful Transitions

Compassion & Care 1st

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CRTS Certified Staff

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Family Owned & Operated

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A La Carte Services

We have a long list of services to choose from and you can select as much or as little assistance with your move as you like. This approach allows us to build a truly unique service experience tailored to your specific needs and allows you to stay in control of other aspects of the move.

Flat Rate Quotes

Know how much your entire move will cost before signing a contract!  Other companies charge an hourly rate or give ballpark estimates in addition to administrative fees and cost of materials, we prefer to provide exact pricing to avoid any miscommunication.

Affordable Prices

Cheerful Transitions has the most affordable pricing model in the industry compared to other senior relocation companies. If you don’t believe us, give us a try. We’d love the opportunity to meet or beat any quote you’ve already received.

Servicing Anywhere in the US to & from South Florida

Local & Long Distance Moves

  • Miami Dade County
  • Broward County
  • Palm Beach County
  • Martin County

Schedule Your FREE No-Obligation
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