What People Love About Us

Alison Grose – Cairns Property Office

“I would like to express my sincere thanks for all your assistance, caring and the substantial amount of time, energy, compassion plus plain hard work, you put in to working with my elderly clients (who had to deal with selling and leaving their beautiful home).

Downsizing and letting go of treasure possessions and memories can be very difficult and I honestly do not think Les and Robyn would have managed so well without your compassion, guidance and care. 

 I know both they, and I,have appreciated your help in organising the decluttering  packing, selling if some items, donating and eventual move. Plus organizing trades people, storage and the enormous final clean down.

I simply do not think we could have had such a smooth and painless transition without you. 

As Les and Robyn’s real estate agent, I knew it was going to be a big shift and quite difficult emotionally to declutter, downsize and let go. And I simply was not able to be there over so much time. I needed to focus on getting the marketing and sale to proceed the best way possible. So, I was certainly very glad I found you in my Google search for someone to help my clients. 

I will be recommending your services to future clients in need of assistance. It is an important service. I probably need you to come and help me too at some point !!!

All the best, Kind Regards,  Alison.

Grahame C.

“I recently had the opportunity to sell my large house in the country and relocate to a smaller house in the city. At first I thought I could manage the cleaning, packing etc. by myself but I soon discovered that as I live alone and am now seventy eight years old I could not.

Fortunately for me my Real Estate Agent introduced me to Alison Eaton of Light Transitions who specialises in helping people in my position to manage the stressful and confronting business of moving. I found it more emotional than most because my wife and best friend of fifty years had recently died and this made it very emotional on top of the normal stress levels.

However, Alison soon got me motivated and suddenly I began to feel I had a real friend when I needed it most as well as a helper. From then on her happy demenour and expertise in cleaning and packing fragile items made me relax and even enjoy decluttering and packing.

Alison’s expertise in her profession came to the fore when labelling boxes. Each box was labelled with its contents and marked to be left in its appropriate room. So when the furniture removalists arrived at the new house each box was placed in the correct room, This simple but effective detail made unpacking much easier.

During the packing process it became clear that some pieces of furniture would not fit into the smaller house but Alison had the knowledge to put those items on the internet for sale, and I am pleased to say they all sold very quickly and for a good price.

I don’t want to make this a 150 page novel so I will just say that Alison Eaton was always courteous, friendly and most professional, and I am sure she is the reason I am now happily living in my new house, with all my precious possessions around me and all my good memories of the old house and life intact.

Alison will always be welcome in my house as a dear friend.

Kind regards, Grahame”

Jen Q

“Let’s be real – Alison’s service is essential in this day and age. Moving a loved one into Care is a MASSIVE task which is extremely stressful – and not just for our loved one. There is a gazillion things to cover off, to close off, sell, give away, donate, sort through, throw out and our loved one just expects us to give up our lives for a few months to get it all done and sorted for them! But if we need to keep our jobs and keep working, we would need to clone ourselves to do all this. Alison is the perfect clone, however she is a hybrid version.

Alison is 100% honest, reliable and trustworthy. She has an abundance of energy, but goes about getting stuff done quickly, happily, efficiently, in a very positive way, as well as in a gentle, caring, encouraging, coaxing way. She does not succumb to impatience or intolerance, whereas family can fall into that trap. Alison genuinely desires to be of service to those in need. She also brings out the best in our loved one, whereas family members can be treated much less favourably.

I would like readers of this review to know that Mum’s Care package is funding most of Alison’s work, if not all of it. While initially they said Mum’s Care package doesn’t support this kind of cost, they eventually came to the party and said they would refer our request up the line. So don’t be backwards in approaching your loved one’s Care Support Coordinator about this. Who else is going to do all this work, if there is no-one else available to do it? And it is all too daunting and too overwhelming for our loved one to do it for themselves. Now Mum is in Care, she is loving it and has picked up. The staff and food are FANTASTIC (no more Meals on Wheels) and she is making lovely new friends. She is even more agile.

Getting her into Care has been the best solution to a sad and difficult situation, but NONE of it would have ever happened if there wasn’t Alison to turn this into a reality. She really was Mum’s guardian angel.”

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Christine D

“How to find someone to help who is competent and capable when it comes to being orderly and organised with stuff, but who is also compassionate and caring with people?  You’ve found her!  I highly recommend Alison and the services she and her team provide.”

Peter J

“It’s hard to ask for help and I was embarrassed about my messy house which I needed to sort out before moving into a smaller unit. Alison and her team were very kind and I never felt judged. The one thing I regret is not getting help years ago. I am now in my unit with my most treasured possessions, it is clean and neat and I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I feel like I have a new lease on life!”

Michelle T

“Alison is a master at getting things done quickly and efficiently with a minimum of fuss. She has a high degree of energy and I have always found her reliable, honest and a great problem solver.”