About Caring Transitions of Kirkwood

Caring Transitions of Kirkwood is the Professional Solution for relocation services including downsizing, decluttering, & estate sales for both full and partial liquidations.


Welcome to Caring Transitions of Kirkwood.

We are John Hirschfeld and Chris and Melissa Nichols. We are committed to serving our clients in and around St. Louis city and county, where we have been a part of the community for more than 40 years. Having been in this situation ourselves with our own family members, we are painfully aware of how stressful this can be for your family and we are here to help.

The three of us have spent most of our professional lives working with St. Louis families struggling through life’s most difficult and overwhelming times. Melissa and John are both social workers with MBAs and experience working with seniors and families facing crisis. John also has a bachelor’s in psychology, a master’s in divinity and a master’s in counseling. Chris, a Navy veteran, is an experienced business owner with  real estate and project management expertise. With our collective backgrounds and the Caring Transitions tools, we are especially prepared and able to help you through life’s difficult transitions.

Regardless of the situation, planned or unexpected, the need to relocate someone can be very challenging and emotionally draining. Whether you are experiencing the changing needs of an aging parent, a life changing illness, divorce, disability or any other reason to downsize or move, we are here to help. We’ll serve as your family’s advocate, offering you a streamlined support system to facilitate the transitions from beginning to end, taking care of the details so you can take care of your loved one. Our goal is to minimize your stress and maximize your results, while helping you through a difficult and overwhelming time in your family’s life.


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

Call Us Today to Schedule your FREE In-Home Consultation.

Transition Specialists

Caring Transitions of Kirkwood 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.

Areas Served

Brentwood, Country Life Acres, Crestwood, Creve Coeur, Crystal Lake Park, Des Peres, Frontenac, Glendale, Grantwood Village, Huntleigh, Kirkwood, Ladue, Oakland, Shrewsbury, South St. Louis County, Sunset Hills, Town & Country, Unincorporated St. Louis County, Warson Woods, Webster Groves and Westwood

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 Kirkwood, 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.