“You made it possible for us to quickly empty the house of over 50 years of accumulated ‘treasures.’
Believe me, even though my mother was dragging her heels about doing this clean-out, I had a lot of trepidation about attacking this project because I really didn’t have help to do it.
It would have taken me FOREVER to get the house emptied even with a few friends coming by every so often to help. So, for me, the cost of your services is money well spent.”
“Sally McCabe helps people get out of paralysis in handling their personal affairs.
She really is a therapist as much as a personal organizer and moving manager. When a client of mine needed to sell his house, he and his wife were unable to tackle what needed to be done. They were overwhelmed so they called Next Step.
Not just a personal organizer, Sally helps people with their moves – from packing to unpacking. She knows what is valuable or not and where to sell or donate items. That’s why Sally helped my sister and me move my Dad several times in the latter years of his life. Sally’s work was really a benefit to my Dad who loved her and it took some of the burden off of us. She is kind, honest, funny, non-judgmental and very flexible.
Sally is literally helping people to move on to the next step in their lives.”
– Leslie Ries
“Thank you, thank you for all you did to make our move happen.
We realize it could not have been done without your supportive and patient leadership. Working with you was such a pleasure. We covered many different areas of organization and moving!
I hope all is going well for you during this beautiful fall and look forward to seeing you when you have a minute to catch up. Again, thank you for all you did.”
– Jean & George
“I would highly recommend the Next Step Baltimore to assist any family with the difficult task for estate management services”
“ I had the opportunity to consult with Next Step Baltimore based on handling my parent’s estate. My contact with Sally McCabe began with a verbal consultation and review of our family plans. Upon establishing a meeting with Sally and her wonderful team at my parents residence we reviewed packing, shipping, and consignment requirements for four shipping locations. The Next Step team proceeded to pack and arrange shipping and consulted with me each step of the way. I would highly recommend Next Step Baltimore to assist any family with the difficult task for estate management services.”
“A terrific service!”
“ Thank you for your wonderful service! I couldn’t have made the move without the help of Linda, Barbara, Beverly, etc. A terrific service!”
“Everyone went above and beyond to help us.”
“Dear Next Step Baltimore Team- Thank you! Your team was truly so wonderful to work with. Everyone went above and beyond to help us. Thanks again for helping make our move a smooth transition.”
“Next Step movers helped me survive.”
“Moving can be an awful experience! But Next Step movers helped me survive. Their staff are lovely, caring people, and I especially appreciated their expertise in helping me unpack and then decorate my new apartment. Their help and thoughtful suggestions hanging my many pictures and art work was the finishing touch. I moved on Saturday, and by Sunday everything was done and looked beautiful.”
“… from the moment we talked to them, we could relax”
“As two only children, my husband and I inherited everything- the good, the bad and the ugly. We stashed things everywhere and when it came time to move, we needed help. So many friends recommended Sally and her crew and from the moment we talked to them, we could relax. I knew what I wanted to get rid of, but I didn’t know how to do it. Sally, Linda, Barbara, Beverly and the others knew where things could go and the best part, they took them there! I also had a lot of fun with all the people who helped and they made a chore as easy as possible. We never could have done this without them and now we are happily settled in our new apartment.”
-Alex and Pokey Brown
“Sally was a lifesaver!”
“I can’t speak highly enough for Sally McCabe and Next Step Baltimore! Sally was a lifesaver! I can’t imagine how I could have managed moving without her cheerful, prompt, efficient and energetic help. She and her staff made sorting through a lifetime of accumulation and preparing to downsize almost fun! Sally is also a wealth of helpful information and advice related to all aspects of moving. She has my unqualified recommendation. I hope I don’t have to move again anytime soon, but when I do, Sally will be the first person I call on!”
Head of School Emerita
Roland Park Country School
“Thank you for your quick response to our need”
Thank you so much for all your help getting us organized to move out of Mom’s apartment. I know we could not have gotten out of there by May 1st without your “jump start” and high speed organizing skills. Thank you for your quick response to our need. I will highly recommend your excellent company!
– Susie C.
“I promise she will save you hours and hours of stress and worry!”
First I used the expertise of Sally McCabe and Next Step Baltimore as we tackled emptying our home of 38 years and moving into the St. James Apartments. Sally was invaluable. Make an appointment with Sally and let her explain to you all the services her company provides – I promise she will save you hours and hours of stress and worry! She is HONEST and kind, and tailors her services to what you want. Oh yes – I have referred several friends to Sally and they all feel the same way about her that I do.
“They transformed an impossible mission into an archaeological adventure.”
There is no way we could have managed the move to our new home without the help of Sally McCabe and her wonderful team. Our basement was piled from floor to ceiling with unfinished art projects, furniture that could be carbon dated, discarded toys, outmoded athletic equipment, and plastic jungle gyms that had multiplied mysteriously in the dead of night. The chaos we had generated over the decades had reached Biblical proportions, and the visual and olfactory impact of this heap induced a dreadful form of paralysis that incapacitated our entire family.
Sally and her squadron not only flew into this mess, sifting through and organizing the good, the bad, and the rotten, they brought good cheer and excitement to the process. They transformed an impossible mission into an archeological adventure. And throughout the ordeal they were expeditious and upbeat.
No one should suffer the agonies of moving out of an old home without a Hercules who has the grit and the muscle to shovel out the worst of stables. The ancient hero has now met his match. We could not recommend Sally McCabe and Next Step more highly!
– Betsy and Chris
“My recommendation of Sally McCabe and Next Step Baltimore is unconditional.”
I hired Sally to empty my mother’s apartment after her death. I could see that there were many aspects to this process that would be very time consuming, complex, and difficult, especially since I lived three hours away. Not only did she expertly pack up the contents of the apartment which was cheaper than having the moving company do it, but she also worked with the movers to efficiently organize seven different destinations where my mother’s effects were to go. Her contacts in the community led her to collectors, charity shops, auctioneers, and book depots where she had articles assessed as to their value and sold when possible. When items could not be sold, she saw to it that I got receipts so that I could obtain a tax deduction. The apartment was left broom clean and all within a month’s time so that I didn’t have to pay any additional rent.
She provided a detailed list of how her time was spent at the end of her assignment, generously ignoring small blocks of time that were hard to calculate. For instance, she took things back and forth to dealers in an effort to see that everything possible was recycled in some way. Most importantly however, was her cheerful, reassuring manner that was very supportive during those difficult days. I always felt the job would be done on time and properly – and it was.
“The service you provided was invaluable.”
I wanted to thank each of you for doing such a wonderful job preparing my house for construction. The service you provided was invaluable. You not only saved my time and my back, but our new living quarters are surprisingly comfortable. In addition, I am delighted to have removed so many unneeded things from my home, and I appreciated your making the effort to donate what you could. I am eager to have you all back for the reverse move which, I hope, will be in Mid June.
– Kyle Legg
“We did not realize just how much it would take to get moved.”
Next Step Baltimore was a great asset helping Blanche and I with our move from Columbia to Baltimore. After so many years in our home, we knew it would take a lot of organizing to get out of the house and comfortably settled in our new home. We did not realize just how much it would take to get moved. However, you and your team made things go smoothly and cheerfully. We appreciate your taking care of everything that we needed from packing and unpacking, making arrangements to have unwanted items hauled away and facilitating the process of selling whatever you felt could be sold. All of the “i’s” were dotted and the “t’s” crossed. It made a situation we were not looking forward to (and very time consuming) considerably less painful.
The Next Step Baltimore team was informed, cooperative, careful, compassionate, full of suggestions and a pleasure to be around. We wish you continued success and are confident recommending you to anyone in need of organizing and downsizing services.
– Theo Rodgers
We planned to move Mother and she was not in agreement. We knew we were going to have to call in reinforcements! As our family approached the date of the move out/move in process, Mother’s anxiety mounted and her disposition soured. The kindness and patience of everyone at NSB helped ease this anxiety. Mother began to be engaged by about the second or third day of packing. Your team was patient, kind and gentle while getting the packing done. There was not a lot of outside chatter about their lives or the weather; they gave me space and silence as I moved through each room making tough decisions.
On the day of the move, the un-packers were nothing less than miraculous! I can still remember the sound of Mother’s voice when we walked in the apartment. She let out a gasp of relief and satisfaction. The apartment was so beautiful! The furniture and pictures were exactly where they were supposed to be and the knickknacks were put in their new spots with care and thoughtfulness.
I believe Mother was comfortable and felt very cared for during the move. Next Step Baltimore was an integral part of that. I don’t know how we would have moved Mother without the caring and patient service provided by NSB. By the way, she is happy and has been back to the house twice. She has thanked us more than once for moving her and I pass that thank you on to the staff at NSB. In addition, all of us are thrilled at the photo album – what a treasure ! Thank you so much.
I will be referring many a family to you!