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
“Upstage came to us during a time we wanted to move into a retirement home, but the physical demands of a move seemed overwhelming.
Juanita and Julie took care of everything. They measured furniture, created a floor plan, oversaw the packing and move, unpacked and set everything up; right down to hanging the pictures and mirrors. It was amazing all that they did!
Shortly after moving, we decided we would prefer a one bedroom with a den apartment versus a one-bedroom. We knew who to call and had Upstage do it all again a second time!
We would highly recommend them to anyone transitioning from one home to another.”
– Anna and Ross S.
The best words to describe working with Julie and Juanita are, “we don’t know what we would have done without them”. Having had a recent surgery, neither of us were up to the physical task of a move. We didn’t know what we were going to do or where to begin, when we met them and we were so relieved.
Julie and Juanita listened to our needs and handled everything from downsizing choices, to a Transition Sale of unnecessary items, to hanging the pictures in our new place. It was like our home was magically picked up and deposited in a new location – all on the same day.
We have recommended them to our friends and neighbours as we trust them to do the right job, at a fair price with a heart for the people they are working with.
– Elsie S. and Don S.
“Upstage allowed [our homes] best features to stand out by removing the clutter of everyday life and presenting an image of what could be done with what our home had to offer.
Our home was purchased by the first buyer to view it. They loved it so much they didn’t even need to come back for a second look before making an offer to purchase.
It was a pleasure working with you. You were very professional, but also friendly and made us feel that you really cared about us and and the success of our sale. We can not thank you enough.