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About Caring Transitions of Columbia, Clarksville, and Western Suburbs

From sorting through years of memories, working with estate planners, coordinating movers and real estate agents to designing a functional and comfortable floor plan, we can tailor a customized solution just for you. We’ll serve as your family’s advocate, ensuring your best interests are kept in mind throughout the process.  Regardless of the situation, planned or unexpected, the loss of a loved one or the need to relocate someone can be challenging.  The physical challenges and emotional strains can be overwhelming enough, without the added stress of life’s unexpected events.  We offer a streamlined support system to help facilitate a less stressful transition, taking care of the details so you can take care of yourself or a loved one.

You can view our current estate sales and online auctions HERE or check us out on Facebook.

Our Team


Brenda Thomas, President & Owner

Brenda gave up her demanding corporate career in marketing in 2010 to reconnect with her family, moving from New Jersey back to the Washington D.C. area where she grew up.  However, when it sunk in that her youngest of three sons would be going off to college she decided it was time for her next career move.  

Wanting to be more involved in her community and to offer a caring service that could be of benefit to her neighbors, Brenda looked for a business that would give her this opportunity.  When she found Caring Transitions she knew it would be perfect.  The services offered, the emphasis on compassion and even the name appealed to her.  It felt right.  With Caring Transitions she is able to combine her professional experience with her passion for family, connecting with you and your family to ease your life transitions.

Brenda's mother, who is almost ninety, has been her biggest advocate and has even been to some of her networking events.  Her mother's involvement has given Brenda some real insight into the senior market and helped her to understand the nuances of working in this field.  "It's made a big difference for me to have her involved and excited about what we're doing", Brenda says.



 Julie Klopp, Vice President & Director of Decluttering and Downsizing
Julie grew up in Columbia, moving here in 1969.  After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1988 she married and she and her husband took off on an extended tour of the western U.S., living in Hawaii, New Mexico, Colorado and Texas.  All-in-all they moved twelve times before settling down again in Columbia in 2008.  Julie handled the logistics of each move, including all of the packing and unpacking, so she has considerable experience in what it takes to leave a home, including preparing it to show at its best for potential buyers.  

While working as a professional organizer in the Columbia area Julie discovered that her favorite part of the job was helping people to declutter and downsize.  So even though she has now settled down, she still enjoys helping others through this transition.  

Julie is also a certified facilitator of Scott Kiloby's Living Inquiries, a way of exploring and letting go of beliefs that are painful or no longer useful.  She likes to think of it as helping people to clear out their mental clutter.  She has combined both interests in her book Let Go of Your Stories, Let Go of Your Stuff - Clear Out Your Clutter and Set Yourself Free with Self-Inquiry, which is available on Amazon.



Create a Customized Transition Plan That Fits Your Needs!

  • Inventory, Sort, De-clutter, Downsize
  • Estate Move Management – Coordinate Movers, Pack/Unpack
  • Sell Items – Estate Sales, On-line Auction Services
  • Disperse, Donate, Recycle, Discard Items
  • Liquidate Business Assets
  • Floor Planning for New Residence
  • Repair, Paint, Clean, Stage Home for Resale
  • Assist Executors, Attorneys, Trustees, Realtors
  • Decluttering and Organizing
  • Fund Raisers
  • Other Special Projects

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Transition Specialists

Caring Transitions of Columbia, Clarksville, and Western Suburbs employees are held to the highest standards, and maintain ongoing security and education requirements. All of our employees are bonded, insured and thoroughly screened, and each of our offices participates in the comprehensive Certified Relocation Transition Specialist (CRTS) Program. The CRTS credential is a professional mark of ethics and excellence in the field of move management.

Certified Relocation Transition Specialist (CRTS)

Areas Served

Columbia, Clarksville, Glenwood, Glenelg, West Friendship, Sykesville, Laurel

Adapting to a New Lifestyle

As life changes, it may become necessary to leave a familiar home and part with personal belongings in order to downsize and relocate to a smaller home or retirement community. At Caring Transitions of Columbia, Clarksville, and Western Suburbs, we help our clients understand the process, evaluate their options and make informed decisions that suit their best interests. We are committed to making each client’s experience positive by minimizing stress and maximizing results.