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About Caring Transitions of Madison

Caring Transitions of Madison is the professional solution for relocation services including downsizing, decluttering, & estate sales for both full and partial liquidations.

Moving is always hard and, whether your situation is planned or unexpected, Caring Transitions’ services are perfect for seniors moving in with family, assisted living, or into a more desirable living environment, as well as busy families and people clearing out the home of a loved one who has passed. Caring Transitions is America's largest resource for managing senior relocations, but our services are also great for busy families of all ages.

Don Ashbaugh, Owner of Caring Transitions of MadisonI’m Don Ashbaugh, the local owner and operator of Caring Transitions of Madison, and I opened this business because I’m passionate about helping people. I studied and published articles during my academic career regarding the use of age in business research and age discrimination. I have also had successful careers in insurance, appraisal, and photography. All of the steps in my career involved helping people but I was ready to do something that made a more immediate tangible impact. I was ready for a career change. I enjoy working with seniors and their families and, when I found Caring Transitions, I saw a unique opportunity to bring a much-needed service to this community.

Caring Transitions of Madison has been in business since early 2015 and we have built customized plans for clients in many different stages of the process. We are truly a one-stop-shop – we fill in the gaps wherever you need help and, if you need a service we can’t provide, we have a trusted network of partners we can call.

My specially-trained team can handle organizing, packing, de-cluttering, moving, resettling, in-person and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. All of Caring Transitions’ services are customizable, so you’ll only pay for the services you need – whether that means managing the entire move and estate-clearing or just getting someone resettled into their new place.

 Create a Customized Transition Plan That Fits Your Needs! 

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 Madison 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.

I am a registered WI auctioneer (#2860), a member of the City of Fitchburg Commission on Aging Well, a member of the Board of Directors of the Dane County Area Agency on Aging, and a member of the Dane County Specialized Transportation Commission. These credentials speak to the respect we've gained in our community as well as to the professionalism and commitment to excellence and ethical operation we embrace in this largely unregulated industry.

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

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Transition Specialists

Caring Transitions of Madison 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

Belleville, Cambridge, Cottage Grove, Deerfield, DeForest, Evansville, Fitchburg, Madison, Maple Bluff, McFarland, Middleton, Monona, Oregon, Shorewood Hills, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Verona, Waunakee

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 Madison, 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.