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About Caring Transitions of Cedar Rapids & Iowa City

Caring Transitions of Cedar Rapids & Iowa City is the Professional Solution for relocation services including downsizing, decluttering, & estate sales for both full and partial liquidations.


Kim Peterson and Shelly Erger, Owners of Caring Transitions of Cedar Rapids and Iowa CityThank you for visiting our Caring Transitions of Iowa City/Cedar Rapids website.  We are part of a nation-wide company which specializes in senior relocation and transition services. Our team is fully trained, bonded and background checked to ensure that your family is in good hands.

Our Caring Transitions franchise was started by two sisters, Kim Peterson and Shelly Erger.  Strongly founded in their faith, they have a passion for helping others.  Having to cope with life changing events in their lives, such as the relocation of their parents after losing their home in the flood of 2008, and their more recent passing, Kim and Shelly learned that nothing in life prepares you to deal with the emotions you feel when a loved one suffers a life altering, life threatening injury or illness, or death itself.  With Shelly being named executor of their parent’s estate, the challenge seemed overwhelming in the light of mourning their death.  It took them a full year to liquidate their parent’s assets and sell their home.  Like you, perhaps, they did not know where to begin. 

Because of this difficult experience, and their strong desire to help others, they began searching for help.  They followed their hearts and faith and bought their own Caring Transitions franchise and with it found their calling.   

Caring Transitions provides its franchisees with extensive training and support services.  Kim and Shelly and their team are well experienced and prepared to help you with whatever transition or challenge you may be facing. They will help you earn top dollar for the personal items that you no longer have room for or need to liquidate.  Their hope is that you allow them to do the dirty work so that you may concentrate on the important stuff like having quality time with love ones or the space and time necessary to heal following a loss. 

Whether you face the challenge of down-sizing to a smaller home or condominium, need to make a corporate move because of your job, or have become the executor of an estate of a recently lost loved one, we can help. 

Contact us at 319-774-2980 to find out more. 
Thank you for your time and God bless you!!

Regardless of the situation, planned or unexpected, the loss of a loved one or the need to relocate someone can be challenging. The physical challenges and emotional strains can be overwhelming enough, without the added stress of life’s unexpected events. Caring Transitions of Cedar Rapids & Iowa City offers a streamlined support system to help facilitate a less stressful transition, taking care of the details so you can take care of yourself or a loved one.

From sorting through years of memories, working with estate planners, coordinating movers and real estate agents to designing a functional and comfortable floor plan, our compassionate and experienced professionals can be involved as much or as little as you like. We’ll serve as your family’s advocate, ensuring your best interests are kept in mind throughout the process.


Create a Customized Transition Plan That Fits Your Needs!

  • Inventory, Sort, De-clutter, Downsize
  • Estate Move Management – Coordinate Movers, Pack/Unpack
  • Sell Items – Estate Sales, On-line Auction Services
  • Disperse, Donate, Recycle, Discard Items
  • Liquidate Business Assets
  • Floor Planning for New Residence
  • Repair, Paint, Clean, Stage Home for Resale
  • Assist Executors, Attorneys, Trustees, Realtors
  • Decluttering and Organizing
  • Fund Raisers
  • Other Special Projects

Call Us Today to Schedule your FREE In-Home Consultation.

Transition Specialists

Caring Transitions of Cedar Rapids & Iowa City employees are held to the highest standards, and maintain ongoing security and education requirements. All of our employees are bonded, insured and thoroughly screened, and each of our offices participates in the comprehensive Certified Relocation Transition Specialist (CRTS) Program. The CRTS credential is a professional mark of ethics and excellence in the field of move management.

Certified Relocation Transition Specialist (CRTS)

Areas Served

Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Center Point, North Liberty

Adapting to a New Lifestyle

As life changes, it may become necessary to leave a familiar home and part with personal belongings in order to downsize and relocate to a smaller home or retirement community. At Caring Transitions of Cedar Rapids & Iowa City, we help our clients understand the process, evaluate their options and make informed decisions that suit their best interests. We are committed to making each client’s experience positive by minimizing stress and maximizing results.