senior Move Management. Downsizing.

Estate Dispersal. Peace of Mind 

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Why use a Senior Move Manager for a Senior move? Because it's more than just a's a life transition. 

No matter if you are downsizing or rightsizing, retiring into an active lifestyle community, relocating mom and dad or transitioning a loved one into assisted or memory care, they all have similar elements of an emotional and many times stressful transition into a new stage of life.

Smooth Transitions South Sound provides Senior Move Management and concierge services to individuals, families and businesses. We are not a moving company. We are just like having that extra daughter, local relative, friend or project manager that provides the personalized assistance you need before, during and after the transition from one home to another.       

Working with our clients to shoulder the emotional and physical burdens often associated with senior moving transitions, we can manage and handle just about any aspect that's involved except physically relocating your belongings. That part is best left to the moving company experts. Of course since we are professional move managers, we can recommend some pretty darn good ones!

If it's time for a transition into a new stage of life and you find that dealing with some or all of the aspects of the move overwhelming, please call or email us and check out our site for details on how we can help you with a stress free moving experience. 

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Ruth Christian Launched Smooth Transitions South Sound LLC after evaluating her own stage in life and the transitional aspects of the growing boomer and the senior population. Ruth carefully selected the Smooth Transitions® brand, business model and training established by Barbara H. Morris in Louisville, KY in 1995 for it's outstanding reputation, tenure and integrity within the Senior Move Management Industry. Morris, a founding member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) has grown the licensee brand into over 50 national locations and an international presence in NZ.

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Wow! What a wonderful service Smooth Transitions provided. I had a difficult situation transitioning my father from one place to another and Ruth at Smooth Transitions South Sound made it so much easier. She is caring and professional and her services are worth every penny!
— Sondra S. - Redmond, WA
Thanks to Smooth Transitions! They are truly a god send. Ruth and her crew worked so hard cleaning out my mom’s home after she moved out. Fifty some years worth of stuff. I didn’t even know where to look for help with this huge project . So glad I found her! I would highly recommend them for any help with a transition like ours was. Truly trust worthy and they are special people for a very delicate and special kind of job like ours was .
— Lori M. - Renton, WA
Ruth Christian has truly been a lifesaver for me. She has helped me downsize, pack, organize and unpack while I’ve been battling a Lupus flair. I could not have done this without her help. She is professional and always willing to go beyond the call of duty. Many Thanks!
— Pamela P. - Fall City, WA
Ruth, the team and I are truly impressed by your quick response and tackling such a huge project. Your organization and coordination, and lastly, the beautiful and touching apartment you put together for our resident. If he had a loving daughter, she couldn’t have done a better job than what you did! In my mind, that speaks volumes. I showed our General Manager the apartment and what you did to it. She was also touched by your attention to his life story in bringing over the photo albums, framing pictures, and bringing wall art that reflects his love of motorcycles and old western films. You’ve earned my trust and business. THANK YOU!
— J.D. Madrona Park Assisted + Memory Care - Federal Way, WA

Mission Statement

Smooth Transitions South Sound LLC exists to enrich the lives of the people we serve. Our focus is to listen, understand and deliver what is most important to our clients. We recognize and respect the fact that our clients are inviting us into their private lives. We are committed to handling your business confidentially with the utmost integrity and compassion. As a small local company, the only agenda we have is yours.


About Me

Hi! I'm Ruth Christian owner of Smooth Transitions South Sound and a logistics "lifer" so to speak. My professional background spans over 35 years managing the movement of goods for the largest and most highly recognized retail companies in the world. I'm also passionate about community involvement and helping those in need. When the opportunity arrived to evaluate my next career move, I deeply reflected on my time spent in the logistics industry as well as where I was in my personal life. I felt urged to transition my focus and follow my passion for helping others with the experience and talents that I had developed over the years. Joining the Smooth Transitions family of logistics professionals has allowed me to blend my professional experience with my personal passions to help the overwhelmed to overcome. My entire career had revolved around moving boxes until I found a way to move lives! 

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