By Morgan Bryce

Streamlining the downsizing and moving process for people is the goal of the Auburn-Opelika based Simplified Transitions, LLC.
Owned and operated by the husband-and-wife duo of Chris and Sherri Maner, Simplified Transitions is an affiliate of the Louisville, Kentucky-based Smooth Transitions and was established in January.
With nearly 56 combined years of experience in Atlanta’s financial world, the Maners retired and switched industries for a well-deserved change of career and to meet a growing need, moving to the Auburn-Opelika area in 2017. Chris is a 1984 Auburn University business graduate.
Starting with an in-home consultation, the Maners said their goal is to make the transition as easy as possible.
“For example, someone may have lived in a house for 30 years and are looking to downsize, but don’t know where to start. There’s the questions of ‘what do you do? What do I get rid of? How do you make this happen?’ … and that’s where we come in,” Chris said. “We don’t actually do most of the moving, but will help connect them with a mover. A big difference between us and most in this industry is our ability to help them set up in their new place … as much or as little as they want us to.”
“Even if they’re a couple that is upsizing, we’ll go in and help them figure out a plan, the date it has to be done, a realtor, lawn service and other logistics while they try to sell their house. We’ll also offer our supplies, we can pack and unpack it, which helps minimize costs involved,” Sherri added.
Other services the Maners offer include:
• Coordinating cleaning and repairs
• Donations and trash removal
• Estate dispersal services
• Organizing floor plans and orchestrating move day
Shipping services.
Instead of an hourly or fixed rate, a project’s cost is determined by its demands and size, according to the Maners.
For more information, call Sherri at 678-628-7648, email her at or like and follow their Facebook page ‘Simplified Transitions, LLC.