Upstage manages everything required for your transition to a new home, whether another house, apartment or retirement community, from organizing, packing, and staging to moving, unpacking, and everything else in between.
Go out for the day and return to sheets on the bed, towels hung, peas in the freezer.
Why Choose Us?
• We are the experts in downsizing. We’ve been speakers at many events and venues as we have a specific technique and system.
• Our education is in the business we are in, Interior Design Diploma, Elder Planning Counsellor Designation, and National Association of Senior Move Manager accreditation.
• We use experienced insured and bonded movers versus “hired hands”.
• We use an actual moving truck that allows furniture to be strapped and attached, not a hitched trailer that furniture will shift in.
• Floor plan design and unpack is completed by someone with over 30 years of house organization and redesign experience.
• We are the only downsizing company in the lower mainland who are also professional stagers that can prepare a house for market to get its’ top value.
Upstage your transition experience
Impress a potential buyer as soon as they step into your home. Upstage are professional home stagers who optimize the value of your home.
At Upstage we assist clients with both decluttering and downsizing, creating a organized space whether in an existing home or moving to a new home.
With over 20 years of helping people organize their spaces, we are the professional choice to help with your downsizing decisions. We use a proven technique that makes the downsizing process efficient and effective.
Once you’ve found a new home, we will measure and draw up a floorplan so that we know how much space there is in each room.
We take measurements of all the furniture you have decided to bring with you and create a working floor plan that avoids disappointment on moving day!
Unpacking is where our interior design background and organizational skills shine.
We don’t just ‘unpack’, we create a space that is beautiful, functional and welcoming.
After living in a home for many years most households have accumulated more “stuff” than needed for a new home. Upstage will find the best way to sell, donate or dispose of the extra.
Post Move Details
After move out Upstage returns to the original home to prepare it for sale.
Whether the home needs painting, staging, cleaning, or clutter clear-out; whatever is required Upstage handles the details.
“Calling Upstage was one of the best decisions of my life! I was ready to give up my house, a house I love, just to de-clutter and re-organize my life. Instead, I contacted Upstage to see if they’d help me to reorganize my home without have to move. Julie heartily agreed and has been with me now for six months. She comes in once or twice a month for 3-hour periods and reorganizes and declutters rooms, jewelry, clothing, books, and more. She is one of the hardest workers I know – completing jobs in astonishingly short periods of time. So effective was she that I hired her and Juanita to do the same in our offices at the university. We all love her and now colleagues are asking her to work for them as well. I bought a new colleague a 3-hour service with Julie as a house-warming gift, and now he’s asked her back. She has a great design sense as well, and finds a way to shuffle furniture around to make a room come alive. “
– Seonaigh M.
Upstage is an amazing company for anyone needing assistance during the process of moving. Whether it be for ‘sprucing’ up a home via staging for the sale or getting needed advice for the downsizing process, they’re there to help every step of the way. My clients have always been thrilled with the results and the ladies at upstage are very helpful and kind with their advice. Their services save so much time and energy during this exciting (and stressful) process. Give them a call- you won’t regret it!
– Sarah Toop, Century 21
“My husband and I lived in the same home for over 40 years and somehow managed to fill not just our house but also a guest cottage, a large working barn and several outbuilding with “stuff”.
It was legitimate “stuff” that included equipment required to maintain an extensive garden, orchard and menagerie that included horses, dogs, cats, horses, fancy fowl and fish to name a few. In addition we travelled extensively and participated in a wide variety of hobbies and activities. Apparently we never heard or understood the words culling or purging. All of which resulted in a massive challenge when we decided it was time for us to downsize.
When we looked at the magnitude of the process of moving it was overwhelming. Fortunately I remembered seeing a service at a home show that specialized in downsizing and I contacted Upstage. They responded within a day and when they came over to access the scope of the job they give me clear, precise information about the process and cost.
Hiring Juanita and Michelle (plus the crew) was the best decision I could have made. Without their expertise, assistance, coordination and support we could never have managed the move.
They are organized, efficient and supportive – I highly recommend their services.
Downsizing is hard. Not only is it hard physical work but it is also a process of letting go of the past and coming to grips with the future. Upstage understands this and is fully equipped to handle the practical as well as the stressful aspects of this major life change.”