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Downsizing, or handling the estate of a loved one, not only takes a lot of time; it can take a lot out of you. When you cannot or do not want to do it yourself, Alivio Solution is your downsizing specialist.
We will relieve the stress associated with transitioning a home from lived-in to sale or rent-ready as quickly and painlessly as possible. With a focus on efficiency, wealth preservation, and sustainability, we will reappropriate all contents of the house via online auction, donation, disposal as well as prepare the home for the next stage of life. When it comes to the home and the contents in it, we are the most comprehensive, cost savings, and sustainable option. We are your compassionate, expert downsizing service in the Greater Toronto Area.
“I'm so grateful I didn't have to manage the divestment [downsize] of my parents’ estate myself. Without the professional downsizing team, it would have taken months and a lot away from my personal life. I wish we had known about them earlier. It would have saved me a lot of headaches. I know that if circumstances were different, my parents would have obtained the same service for themselves. I would recommend the team to anyone and everyone!”
~Tim S. (Estate Downsizing)
"We hired Alivio to clear out an estate. As realtors, we must have the house on the market not only as soon as possible but also looking its best. Before getting the stager and photographer in Rita and her team came in and straightened out the place. They did a great job and we'll be calling them again. Highly recommend."
~Brian M. (Realtor | Pre-Staging Declutter)
"This company was recommended by a friend and I can’t thank them enough. Rita has been so conscientious and organized and made the whole process very easy. She goes the extra mile to help wherever it is needed. She was always on time and was very creative when it came to scheduling and organizing. She even helped me get in touch with the leasing company. I was out of the Toronto area so to have good support here in town was invaluable. I needed some things shipped to the USA and she was able to coordinate that as well. Her staff is delightful to deal with and considering that I was living in the home while they were doing all the sorting, they were respectful of my needs. I would highly recommend this company if you need to downsize or clean up an estate. The auction went well and pickup day was very well organized. Thank you Rita and your team!"
~Natalie D. (Estate Downsizing)
Excellent service, provided by an excellent small business owner!
Rita is honest, caring, understanding and passionate about what she does. She is very patient and resourceful and I recommend her services to all of my senior clients who are looking to downsize and move into Retirement Living. Very professional, affordable service! Highly recommend!
~Barbara G. (Greenview Seniors Residence by Metta Lifestyles)
I'm a bit of a collector so I have gone to many of these auction pick ups. In fact this is my 5th auction this weekend. You all are the nicest and this was the smoothest one I have ever been to. Really good job!
~Nick P. (Auction Pick Up Client)
I really can't say enough about what a positive experience working with Alivio Solutions was for me. I was so overwhelmed - I'd been trying to clear out the home of an elderly parent for almost 2 months and was making minimal progress, with maximum exhaustion. I already had limited capacity and I found myself agonizing over even the smallest decisions (what to keep, how to dispose of something, etc.). I knew I was struggling, but little did I know I'd find my salvation in a timely recommendation for Alivio in the local community group. I got a quote and when it came in it was like a huge weight had been lifted. They showed up when they said they would every time, they tailored the services to what we needed, they didn't try to add on or upsell, they were totally transparent and they got the job done - quickly and efficiently. Having Alivio step in and just handle everything (including me haha) was such a huge relief. They saved me - or at least what was left of my sanity. Highly recommend.
~Kim S. (Home Downsizing)
Rita is very well organized and a great listener. She explains herself thoroughly and is well prepared. I appreciate her manor and respect she had on our facility. I will highly recommend her services to everyone.
~Angela P. (Storage Building Manager)
My clients and myself were well informed as to how everything would go. The execution of events precise and yet flexible to both myself and clients.
I would highly recommend. Rita was excellent and her team.
~Mike Clarke | Keller Williams Real Estate (Home Downsizing)
Alivio was exactly what our family needed in a very stressful time. We hired them to downsize our grandfather's home after he had to move into assisted living unexpectedly. Because we all live out of town/province, it was virtually impossible to all of it ourselves, nor did we want to. They took care of EVERYTHING! The house literally looked like someone just walked out and they got it to pre-staging in a few days! We didnt have to worry about anything; they sold all our valuables, donated and disposed of everything else and coordinated the cleaning. They also worked so well with our realtor. Highly professional and we highly recommend their services! Thank you so much Alivio Solution!
~Sara C. (Home Downsizing)
Leaving a house after 43 years, many things to sort - wonderful help during a very stressful time. Efficient, helpful, and friendly service provided.
~Christine N. (Home Downsizing)
Rita was amazing. It was of course a stressful time and we had less than 6 days to prepare for the auction and close the apartment. Rita and her team organized and did everything- from sorting lots and photographs for the auction, junk removal and delivery to charity- it was absolutely seamless. Rita impressively has green policies in place- recycled everything. The auction ( only open 3 days) was a great success. Thank you Rita for all you do with such ease and empathy .
~Bonita S. (Estate Downsizing)
I am really pleased with Alivio solution. I have been putting off clearing my dad‘s home for several months. I felt overwhelmed and was getting no help from family. Rita’s team was professional, courteous, and fast! The relief as I saw the Home get cleared out day by day was instant. I highly recommend their services. Thank you Rita!
~Matt L. (Estate Downsizing)
Alivio Solution was incredibly helpful with my Dad's move to an assisted living facility. They moved all of his items with care and assisted in getting his room set up, including reassembling his bed and his dresser. They were flexible on the time for the move and they connected with the home to ensure that the timing would work.
Once my Dad was settled into the assisted living facility my focus shifted to downsizing his home for sale. I was completely overwhelmed with the volume of items and the physical task of emptying the house. Alivio, and Rita herself, took over the process and alleviated my stress. They organized all of his belongings for donation, disposal and sale. They prepared and executed an online auction that brought in significant funds to assist with the costs of moving and downsizing.
I am thankful for all of the hard work done by Rita and the Alivio Solutions staff. They went above and beyond.
~Stacea C. (Packing | Move | Home Downsizing)
Very professional and supportive. Helped us weigh all our options and ended up with a perfect fit for my father. Rita's knowledge and kindness guided us through challenging and difficult times. Thank you!
~Gianni P. (Pack | Move | Home Downsizing)
My husband has dementia; the time had come to move him into a retirement home that could support him better than I could. The clock was ticking, and the stress was suffocating. I did not know where to start or how I would get it all done. Then the retirement home suggested I give Rita a call over at Alivio Downsizing, I figured; why not. It was the best decision I have made in years. Finally, I was rescued! We coordinated a plan together; they helped me pack and move him to the retirement home with gentle care and consideration. Then within two weeks, the house was emptied, staged, and ready to be sold. What a godsend! Thank you.
~Esmie (Packing | Move | Home Downsizing | Staging)
My parents needed to move out of their single family home of 40 years and we needed someone to help with all of the stuff they had accumulated. Rita and her team were great. The online auction went very well and the house was empty and clean when they were done. I only wish I had contacted them sooner.
~Kevin M. (Home Downsizing)
Getting rid of a lifetime of possessions is a most difficult task.
Aside from the emotional aspect there is the physical component that is overwhelming.. After my Uncle passed on, we had to get rid of all of his possessions that were not distributed to the family. We couldn't have done it without the professional experience of Rita and her team. Things were donated, recycled and auctioned off.
The whole experience was very pleasant and very efficient. I highly recommend Alivio for this type of job.
~Ken W. (Estate Downsizing)
Rita and her team understand that downsizing your belongings is a very emotional experience. She is understanding and supportive about every aspect of preparing for the move. Her whole team is friendly, efficient and professional. I wish more people knew about this service - Rita and her staff are truly here to help people. I highly recommend their service to anyone who is feeling overwhelmed by an upcoming move.
~Anonymus (Home Downsizing)
I can't say enough great things about Rita and the Alivio team! They make very stressful moves feel manageable. They are extremely kind, affordable, efficient, professional and a pleasure to work with. If you are going through a big move or downsizing your family's belongings, call Alivio! They will walk you through their supportive process, and they know how to affordably simplify every part of downsizing and the move. On top of their great work for clients, Rita looks for ways to support those in need in our community. Thank you for your outstanding work, Alivio! I highly recommend their services! A+
~Jaime Z. (Home Downsizing | Pack | Move | Resettling)
The clearing out of my brother in laws place went really well. Rita and her team were terrific and managed to get all the items that he might need in the future into a storage unit and donate most of the furniture directly to a family in need who had recently arrived to Canada. They were even able to pack up and drop off some clothes/toiletries at the hospital for my brother in law which was much appreciated. They were just Fantastic!
~Linda W. (Downsizing | Move)
Great crew helped us move to a retirement residence. Very professional, courteous, and accommodating.Thank you for a great moving experience.
~Ken L. (Downsize Move)
Led by Rita, the Alivio Solution team did a great job. They started with a large and very full three bedroom apartment, de cluttered, auctioned, donated, and cleaned up. The job was completed on time and budget. Thanks for making it as painless as possible!
~Kevin W. (Home Downsizing)
You cannot imagine the weight that was lifted off my shoulders with the help I received from Alivio Downsizing. Thank you!
~Anette L. (Home Downsizing)
Rita arranged for her team to come to my home to declutter some rooms. They did a great job. The ladies on the team came on time, had a plan, were hardworking and considerate. I just sat there and made decisions. The ladies were a joy to be with. It could not have gone better. Thank you Rita, Diane, Delmy and Corrine.
~Roberta S. (Home decluttering)
A customizable package that allows you to add as you go, keeping your budget and needs in mind.
A turnkey package that handles all the challenges of Decluttering, Downsizing or Estate Clearing.
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Transitions are a lot and often come with other stressors. There is a lot to be done and in most cases, your time & energy is needed for more important things. Sorting, coordinating, getting the house ready for the next stage, it’s all very time-consuming and emotionally taxing. Leverage our expertise and save yourself time & stress.
Downsizing under time constraints forced due to unforeseen circumstances often results in dumpster-style property disposals, and distracted preparations for sale. This fails to set conditions for maximum recovery of wealth from the property. Our auction service, donation tax receipts, and diligent sales preparations will set you on a course for the best possible financial outcome.
With sustainability in mind, we repurpose as many items as possible to give them a second life. We then make sure that items for disposal are done so responsibly and finally the home is cleaned using eco-friendly products. Saving the planet, one home at a time.