Stress-Free Transitions for Seniors

Lending a hand with moving services, estate clean up and beyond!

Moving Services, Estate Cleaning and Beyond!

Smooth Move is more than a moving/downsizing company. We are transition genies with unlimited wishes. Let us pack, label and itemize all your belongings so that the move goes smoothly. We will make the arrangements if you’re looking to sell, donate or dispose of any items. On top of that we will go shopping, host a brunch, or even go to the pharmacy or post office for you. With us, you can trust your property is in good hands. It can feel awkward always relying on family or friends to help, so give us a call instead.

Our Approach

We believe you’ve worked hard enough throughout your life – let us lend a hand now. First, a consultation is arranged to discuss your needs, no matter how big or small the task. Following that, a personalized plan is drawn up. Whether it’s a complete move or just a time in your life where you’d like an extra set of hands, this is your time to enjoy your life and new adventures. Let us handle the rest.

Moving / Decluttering

We know first-hand how hard it is to take that first step into something new. Let us be there along the way to make the transition as easy as possible. Our program is tailored to make your move 100% stress-free. So, whether it’s a full move to downsize or you just want to empty out a couple of rooms, you can count on us.

  • Pack / Unpack
  • Oversee movers
  • Have items donated, disposed of, sold or taken to consignment stores
  • Help with transferring utilities
  • Assist in shredding, auctioneers, house cleaning and appraisals

Estate Clean up

When a loved one, friend or neighbor has passed away, Smooth Move For Seniors wants to be there to lend a helping hand. When there are no family members around, or simply the thought of cleaning out is too overwhelming, we are here to help. Be confident in knowing that the house will be spotless and ready for the real-estate market.

  • Arrange for disposal bins
  • Distribute items to family members, loved ones or friends
  • Remove, sell and/or donate all furniture and household items
  • Arrange for basic house cleaning

Personalized Solutions

Our specialty lies in giving you a customized experience. As Project Managers (with excellent listening skills), we cater to what your needs are – from packing, cleaning, and organizing to planning a housewarming party or doing errands. We work with you step-by-step and make sure everything is covered.

  • Assisting with a lunch/tea/dinner
  • Light house keeping and gardening
  • Shopping (food or gifts)
  • Pick-up’s at the pharmacy, cleaners or post office

No job is too large or too small when you work with Smooth Move for Seniors. You’ll always be treated like family.

Smooth Move is environmentally-friendly! Instead of throwing away food, clothes, and household items, we donate them to the food bank, Canadian Diabetes Association, Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, and local churches. We can turn your transition into a ‘pay it forward’ moment, giving items you no longer need to those who can cherish them and use them going forward.

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

Walt Disney

Laurie Gunton, CEO

Mother of three and busy volunteer in the community, Laurie started this company to give back to the people who deserve it the most. Seniors are an enormous part of all our lives – they are our parents, grand-parents and treasured mentors. “They’ve done so much for us, now is our chance to return the favour.”

10+ Years Experience

Laurie is backed with 10+ years of work experience as a Senior Coordinator/Manager of Customer Service, and a B.A. in Sociology from York University. She has since taken courses in Relocation and Transition, becoming CRTS certified (Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist).  She has the skills needed to provide clients with a positive moving experience and help them look forward to making new memories. Having done many moves already, she has developed a reliable and tested method of making moving exciting and pain-free.

Community Volunteer

Laurie has volunteered at the Canadian Mental Health Association, Big Brothers, New Leaders at Sunnybrook Hospital, Habitat for Humanity and Victim Services. Through these volunteer experiences she has gained knowledge and compassion for what matters to her most… people.

Just Returning the Favor

Laurie created Smooth Move because she saw a huge need for that extra helping hand for the elderly, disabled or ill. There were many people she knew that were getting older, who acknowledged they wanted to move to a smaller home, better suit to their needs, but just couldn’t deal with the hassle of it all. Laurie knew there must be a way to help, and with Smooth Move for Seniors she is able to do just that. 

Recently my wife and I (age 88 and 90) decided to move to a retirement home. There were oodles of clothing and furniture that we had to get rid of or give away etc. Into our lives came a very polite, intelligent young lady with a pleasing personality and pleasant smile. She took over this daunting task of helping us move. A more determined, persevering and delightful person you will never meet. She was punctual, constantly at our beck and call and a tireless worker. She worked miracles on an impossible task and made our move more bearable. I have no hesitation in recommending her highly for the task she is obviously well suited for.

Dr. Robert Farber

Laurie Gunton is extremely invaluble in moving. She helps with packing, disposing of unwanted articles and after the move; unpacking, etc. Laurie is hardworking,trustworthy and pleasant. She doesn’t waste time and is a great organizer. She certainly made my move possible. I would not have survived without her. I’m very happy to highly recommend Laurie.

Margaret Barrett

My wife and I decided to move from a large townhouse to a three-bedroom apartment. We are both in our seventies and in reasonably good health, but the thought of moving became a little overwhelming: what to take , store or give away, that was always the question. We knew Laurie Gunton through our daughter and heard that she had set up Smooth Move for Seniors. Laurie had completed all of the necessary courses, so we hired her to help us make it all happen. This was one of the best things that we did! Laurie is a happy young woman, always willing to step in when needed and an excellent packer and organizer. I would not hesitate to recommend her if you are planning a move.

Sue and Peter Sisam

Over 20 years of clutter that included three children’s years of sports, school and many other activities needed to be sorted through and then dealt with as part of preparing for a move. Laurie took each drawer, cupboard, box, closet and room and sorted everything quickly and efficiently to allow me to easily review what were keepers, dump items, Goodwill, or otherwise. She also cleaned out this 4 car garage, so we can actually park our cars inside!
Laurie then boxed, labeled and put away what was being kept. She made multiple trips to the dump and Goodwill. She found shredding services for us, too. Honestly, I would NEVER have been able to get through what she did in such short order and with so little hassle myself. Her service was absolutely outstanding! I’ve told everyone about it!

Shelley Connolly

I have lived in Leaside for many years and have the pleasure of knowing Laurie for the past 15 years. Laurie has done excellent work for me in the past. Laurie is hard working, reliable, honest and trustworthy. Laurie is offering to help with downsizing, moving, shopping, gardening and any other large or small jobs which need to be done and for which you need help. Based on my experience with her I believe she is very qualified to do these types of assignments. I am confident that anything you ask of Laurie it will be done quickly and efficiently.

Joan Melchers

From the moment Laurie Gunton came on board until the last box for charity was loaded into her van, we felt guided and supported in the very difficult task of sorting through our mother’s belongings. Her professional yet compassionate approach helped us to navigate the monumental task of planning, sorting and distributing the possessions. The cleaning aspect was organized and thorough. All of the essential steps were outlined and covered by Laurie in an orderly and timely fashion. We cannot recommend her highly enough.

Graeme and Elizabeth Laing

Contact Us / Next Steps

 Smooth Move For Seniors operates primarily in Southern Ontario, with a focus in and around the GTA and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Setup a consultation with us to discuss what you’re looking for, no matter how big or small the task. We’ll sit down with you to create a customized moving solution to make your transition a breeze.

 Laurie Gunton, CEO

 Toronto, Canada