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Mother Daughter Team Opens in West Austin

Caring Transitions’ specially trained team works with seniors and busy families and creates customized solutions for all sorts of downsizings, relocations and estate liquidations.

Patt Bartlett and Ashley Adams

Patt Bartlett and Ashley Adams

Ashley Adams and her mom, Patt Bartlett, are teaming up to open a new business – Caring Transitions of West Austin.

Caring Transitions’ specially trained team can handle organizing, packing, de-cluttering, moving, resettling, in-person and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource for managing senior relocations, but the services are also perfect for busy families and individuals in need of assistance. Caring Transitions of West Austin serves Austin, Arboretum, Great Hills, Far West, Spicewood, Northwest Hill, Rollingwood, Westlake, Westlake Hills, Bee Cave, Lakeway, Dripping Springs, Driftwood, Cedar Park, Steiner Ranch and the surrounding communities.

Adams and Bartlett both have experience with transitions – Adams helped her dad and his girlfriend downsize and Bartlett helped her mom with two major moves in less than a year, first to an assisted living facility and then to a nursing home.

“My mom was sick for a year and those moves were difficult – not just the packing and moving, but the resettling too. Even things like installing her additional window air conditioner and mounting her TV would have been impossible without help,” Bartlett said. “Then, when she passed away, I just didn’t have the capacity to deal with her stuff anymore. I basically walked away from all of her belongings and let the new owner of her house have a yard sale and keep the profits. I’m hoping, with Caring Transitions, we can help other families avoid those kinds of situations.”

Whether your situation is planned or unexpected, Caring Transitions’ services are perfect for seniors moving in with family or into a safer living situation as well as busy families and people clearing out the home of a loved one who has passed. All of Caring Transitions’ services are customizable, so clients only pay for the services they need – whether that means managing the entire move and estate-clearing or just getting someone resettled into their new place. Adams and Bartlett are also excited to offer online estate sales, which is a great option for those who don’t want the public coming through their home for an in-person estate sale.

“Caring Transitions is a custom solution – we aren’t one size fits all. We understand that every family and every situation is unique, so we’ll work with you to create a plan that suits your needs and helps you accomplish your goals,” Adams said.

“I’m a mathematician and a professional organizer – I love problem solving! I’m excited to have my mom, who was an accountant, coming out of retirement to help with the business. With over 40 personal and family moves under our belts, I think we have a unique combination of skills and experiences that will be perfect for Caring Transitions,” she added.

Adams is a Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist, a designation bestowed by an independent organization that evaluates providers of senior relocation services. Caring Transitions of West Austin is bonded and insured and all employees are background-checked. For additional information, contact (512)893-5375, email or visit

About Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions, founded in 2006, is the first national franchising concept specializing in senior relocation and transition services. With more than 200 locations throughout the United States all owned and operated by Certified Relocation and Transition Specialists, Caring Transitions provides clients with supportive moves, auctions, rightsizing and transitions. This includes expert advice plus a well-executed transition plan beginning with the initial sorting of personal belongings through packing, shipping and selling of items to the final clearing and cleaning of the property. For more information, visit or visit us on Facebook.