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Adrian Walter-Ginzburg, PhD 

 Phone: 212-228-7282


 Caring Transitions of NYC is an estate management company.
Our Services Include:
  • White-glove, concierge move management
  • Estate liquidations and sales
  • Downsizing
  • Decluttering
  • Professional organizing
  • Hoarder organizing and cleanout 

We are a One-Stop Shop. 

Sell it, Move it, or just Dispose of it.     

 We make your move as Stress-Free as possible. 

Request a FREE In-Home Consultation today.   

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Contact us with your questions.

Your New York City Estate Sale & Senior Moving Specialists!

Hello, my name is Adrian Walter-Ginzburg, and I am the President and CEO of the de-cluttering, home safety, organizing, estate sales, senior relocation, and senior moving company, Caring Transitions, in New York City.  I was born and raised in New York City and have been in the senior housing, senior services, and real estate business for many years.  Caring Transitions  provides help to individuals and their families, especially older people needing assistance with de-cluttering, home safety, moving, downsizing, estate sales, and liquidations of all kinds. With a background in services to older people including many years of teaching gerontology at the college level, and as a Fellow of The Gerontological Society of America, as well as a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in New York State, you can be assured that my staff and I have the skills and interest to keep your family’s welfare at heart, minimizing your stress and maximizing your returns while helping you through a difficult time. Call today to schedule a FREE In-Home Consultation!

Keep on enjoying life!

(Photo: Aaron Walter of blessed memory, age 78)


That Will to Divest

That Will to Divest
by Kay Ryan

Action creates
a taste
for itself.
Meaning: once
you've swept
the shelves
of spoons
and plates
you kept 
for guests,
it gets harder
not to also
simplify the larder,
not to dismiss
rooms, not to divest yourself
of all the chairs
but one, not
to test what 
singleness can bear,
once you've begun.


Client Testimonials


Adrian and her team were professional, competent, thorough and fast. I am thankful for the way they responded to my needs and executed the move-out plan swiftly and completely. I would highly recommend Caring Transitions to others who need help in dealing with moving and downsizing, as well as the other services they offer. I was extremely satisfied with Adrian's work and that of her friendly team. 
A.K., New York, NY
April, 2014


Adrian and her team have moved several people into our Senior Community.  They have proved to be professional and especially caring towards their elderly clients and their families.  Moving is terribly difficult for someone that has lived in the same place for many, many years.  Adrian has helped make the move as easy and smooth as possible for our residents.  I have gotten rave reviews from the residents that have used her services.  I will certainly recommend Adrian to anyone that needs someone to help them organize and oversee their whole move from start to finish in a stress free manner for their client.


 Roberta M., New York City

January, 2014
Adrian is knowlegdable and resourceful. She's stepped in during difficult transitions for people who often come to her with difficult problems related to their own hoarding and clutter issues. She is direct, up front, honest and gets the job done even under the most difficult of circumstances. In fact, when I had to move unexpectedly myself, I reached out to Adrian for help, guidance and resources. She is respected in the industry and in this difficult terrain of Elder Care and Elder Services, respect is hard to come by! She deserves it.

Susan B., Brooklyn, NY

February, 2014
I have hired Adrian a number of times, in my role as a social worker.I recently hired Adrian and her team to declutter a client's apartment. When all was set up, my client and I sat  together in a beautiful space and Adrian appeared with a lovely bouquet of flowers! It was a tough job made easy by an expert! I have had only good experiences in number of challenging situations- good staff, good follow-through and an ethical person. All this counts when these situations are most often stressful from the start.

Arleen S., New York, NY

January, 2014

March, 2013 


I had a great experience working with Adrian and her team.  She took charge of the entire project - which was what I needed.  I was dealing with a house that was unsafe - needed cleaning and clearing out, exterminating, etc.  Adrian handled it all with her network of services.  I would not hesitate to recommend Adrian and Caring Transitions.


Christina C.


Stuart, FL




August 2012:




Hi Adrian,




Thank you for all your hard work and for making this happen!  I didn't see at first how it was possible to get all this done in less than two weeks, but you and your crew have proven me wrong :). It has been a great pleasure working with you and getting to know all of you.  Thank you for all the lunches as well.  Have a great rest of the summer.




Best always,





February 2012:




Maria worked with me yesterday and today to finish up my Caring Transitions contract.  Everyone on your staff was very empathetic and professional.  Being able to release so much tangible “stuff” has really unburdened me. Knowing exactly what I have and where everything is in my home feels wonderful!




Thank you and please pass my thanks along to everyone who helped me achieve this goal. I’d be pleased to recommend your service in the future.




Best regards,





January 2012:


Hi Adrian,
Thank you for your services. I couldn't have done this move without you and your expertise. Keep in touch.


Fondly, Sylvia Spellun 



June 2011


We have had the pleasure of working with Adrian Walter-Ginzburg and Caring Transitions through the liquidation of our uncle's estate.  This was a complex and labor intensive liquidation that Adrian handled  flawlessly.  After an initial consultation and estimate,  Adrian took charge in a timely manner and coordinated the project from beginning to end with minimal need for input on our part.  She is truly an end to end solution in estate liquidation.  I highly recommend her services.


Tony Peluso 


Cave Creek, AZ


 To Adrian


 Thank you, I know the last few months were the easiest, but facing them at the start they seemed the hardest.   The future is the going to be the hardest.  Thanks for helping with the stuff I found hard. 


C., New York, NY 


 In dealing with the my recently deceased mother's apartment I have had the good fortune of working with Adrian and her staff at Caring Transitions. Caring Transitions was honest, sensitive, prompt and entirely helpful.   I really appreciate all of their help and Adrian's good spirits as well. 


 Thank You And Best Of Luck 


Paul Lazar, actor 


To Adrian, 


With admiration for your strong interest in a career that benefits and unburdens Seniors -- at a time that is too difficult for them to help themselves.  Sincere thanks and a successful future,


Sylvia L., 92 years old, moved from New York to assisted living in California 



Our employees are very important to our success. The quality of our services truly depends upon the caring professionals who are a part of our team. If you are looking for part-time work in a service that’s truly appreciated, contact us today. Caring Transitions needs compassionate, trustworthy, dependable people to help make our transition services the total solution for families coping with Senior Moves, Downsizing, or Estate Sales.

Become one of our Caring professionals today. Contact Us!

Estate Sale Announcements and Breaking News!!
Adrian appeared on a TV show called Senior Moments: The Happy Ones with Bonnie Howard and her Mom

 A senior can feel a range of emotions – anger, depression, fear, denial – when they realize, or are told, that they need to move to a smaller residence for health or safety reasons or both. Beyond deciding which possessions to keep, give away and discard, the senior must accept their new residential space and social setting. The overall experience can be difficult for the senior, as well as their family, friends and caregivers.

Adrian discusses strategies to help make the downsizing and subsequent move emotionally and physically easier for seniors and their loved ones. She narrates photos of real before-and-after moves she has orchestrated, plus photos of how she has helped hoarders manage their overwhelming volume of possessions.

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Less Stuff Equals More Happiness from


Less Stuff Equals More Happiness

"The things we are trained to think make us happy, like having a new car every couple of years and buying the latest fashions, don't make us happy."

These are the words of the filmmaker behind a documentary called "Happy," quoted in a NY Times story that rounds up all sorts of academic input, personal anecdotes, and studies that all point to the fact that the endless act of acquiring cooler, swankier, flashier, and plain more and more stuff does not make you happy. The story makes the case that, largely due to a recession-induced reevaluation of what's really important in life, conspicuous consumption has been replaced by a more "calculated consumption." Here's one of the experts called upon for quotes in the piece:

“We're moving from a conspicuous consumption — which is ‘buy without regard' — to a calculated consumption,” says Marshal Cohen, an analyst at the NPD Group, the retailing research and consulting firm.

Hmmm… I'd argue that conspicuous consumption is calculated, in its own way—calculated to be showy, to be conspicuous. But the point, I think, is that consumers are making different spending calculations nowadays. Based on way too much personal experience, they're aware that so many of the things available for purchase are silly, wasteful, often disposable indulgences that won't bring them much happiness—and, in fact, may wind up filling them will feelings of emptiness, regret, and guilt.

Another bit of wisdom in the story comes courtesy of a woman who scaled back her lifestyle big time, getting rid of most of her possessions and happily making due with a simple, debt-free life with her husband in a 400-square-foot apartment. She says:

“The idea that you need to go bigger to be happy is false … I really believe that the acquisition of material goods doesn't bring about happiness.”

Read more:


How to find the hidden cash in your attic -- or apartment!

With thrifty consumers on the lookout for quality used goods, they're hitting estate sales – and spending more money. Bargain hunters are spending about 15 to 25% more at estate sales now, compared to a year ago, estimates Caring Transitions , a company that manages estate sales and relocation around the country. Nationwide Estate Sales , a similar company, pegs the increase at around 10 to 15%, or more. Buyers are paying more per item, says John Buckles, president of Caring Transitions, and if they have to return to collect their first purchase, they often buy more. "We hadn't really seen that before," he said.

Read more: How to Find the Hidden Cash in Your Attic -


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How to deal with Hoarders - AM-NY article, Sept. 2010

In a Brooklyn apartment recently, Adrian Walter-Ginzburg found every closet stuffed with thousands of garbage bags, a dozen suitcases filled with unworn clothing, some from long-defunct Alexander’s, and piles of old junk mail and paper, including an unfilled 1970 Census form.

The closets were so packed that “you couldn’t even fit a pin in there,” said Walter-Ginzburg of Caring Transitions of New York, a company that assists with downsizing and clearing out homes.

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Adrian Walter-Ginzburg explains Caring Transitions at conference at New York Institute of Technology
2011 was a very good year!
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