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Darling Solutions has helped thousands of seniors and their families. Our caring and professional team can help with as much or as little as you need!


Professional Ottawa Moving Services

Moving Services

Professional moving services to protect and move your belongings safely to your new home. Includes use of picture and wardrobe boxes, as well as floor runners, moving blankets and stretch wrap. 

Downsize & Transition

We can plan the whole process, start to finish! Sorting, packing, moving, and a full unpack and set up of your new home — bed made, pictures hung, and your new space is ready to be lived in! 

Declutter &
Prepare for Market

Professional decluttering and organizing to help you sort through clutter and take control of your environment! Prepare for Market services optimize sale price and minimize time on the market.

Estate Services

Assisting to clear out house contents through various avenues, and preparing the house for sale. 

We will handle it all, so that you can deal with more important things.

Additional Services

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While we specialize in helping seniors with downsizing and moving services, we can help anybody and everybody! Darling Solutions has assisted many young families and professionals with Ottawa moving services, from a simple move, to providing a complete turnkey experience so that when they arrive to their new home, they can relax and enjoy their new space with no work needed. We’ll even make the bed and hang your pictures!

In addition to our Moving, Downsize & Transition, Declutter & Prepare for Market, and Estate Services, Darling Solutions is also pleased to provide: 

  • Packing materials
  • Packing and sorting services
  • Delivery of items to family, friends, or storage
  • Dispersal of items for shipping, donation, recycling, electronic and/ or hazardous waste, and disposal
  • Shredding removal and delivery to environmentally-friendly shredding services, with a “Proof of Destruction” certificate once shredding is complete
  • Referrals to: cleaning services, contractors, appraisers, auctioneers and/or home content sale specialists, and more
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Our Moving Process


Customized estimate and service proposal
Our consulting team will:
  • Provide an in-person consultation, or a phone/ email consultation (pictures welcomed!).
  • Establish dates and timelines for your service.
  • After the consultation, we’ll present you with our service proposal and estimate.
  • Contact us if you wish to move forward with our proposal, and we'll take it from there!


Planning and clear communications
Our office team will:
  • Confirm dates and timelines for your service, and book confirmed dates in our calendar.
  • Plan and orchestrate the entire service, including reserving elevators and referring or coordinating outside services as required.
  • Email you a detailed service plan, including dates and times, so that you have all the information you need written down in one place.
  • Respond to your calls and emails, and answer any questions you may have.
  • Provide an invoice by email, after your service is complete.


Provided by our own trucks and team
Our field team will:
  • Bring the required supplies to complete your service.
  • Provide unrivaled service - always professional, honest, and friendly.
  • Carry out your services as efficiently as possible
  • Make any needed adjustments to the plan with your approval, based on our progress or any new tasks you may want help with!

Step 1: Consultation

We will arrange a free, no pressure, in-home consultation with one of our consultants. They’ll meet you to have a tour of your space, hear about your goals and timeline for your service, and make suggestions to help the process go smoothly. At the end of your consultation, they will prepare a service proposal with our estimate for your services and leave it with you to look over at your leisure.

If an in-home consultation is not possible, we will create a service proposal based on the information you are able to provide. For the most accurate estimate possible, we always suggest that you send photos of the items to be packed and/ or moved when possible; if circumstances do not allow photos, a detailed list is also appreciated.

Step 2: Plan

Once you decide you want to move forward with Darling Solutions, our office will make all necessary arrangements for your services. Once the plan is in place, we will email you a detailed move plan including the dates, times, and locations of each service to make sure we are all on the same page, and allow you to make any adjustments needed. We can also send the plan to your family or friends at your request!

Step 3: Perform

We will carry out your services as efficiently as possible, and make any needed adjustments to the plan with your approval, based on our progress or any new tasks you may want help with! 

Once your services are complete, we will email or mail your invoice.

Professional Ottawa Movers Since 2010

Darling Solutions is passionate about helping people. Our services are special because of the team that delivers those services – we all care about and love what we do! Proudly serving the Ottawa area since 2010, Darling Solutions specializes in assisting seniors, families and executors with lifestyle transitions. We like to consider ourselves a cut above other Ottawa moving companies – our services are the red carpet experience!

Customized Process

We recognize that every situation is unique, and we will create and orchestrate a customized plan that meets your goals. Whether you are arranging your own services, or helping to make arrangements for a loved one, we are here to help. Whatever your situation may be, we have the knowledge and experience to support you through it and make it as positive as possible.

Full Range of Services

Darling Solutions is pleased to provide the Ottawa area with Moving, Downsizing and Transitioning, Decluttering & Organizing, Prepare for Market, and Estate Services. Our goal is to provide you with a very positive and stress-free experience! In addition to the services above, we can also provide packing materials, removal and dispersal of donations, shredding, recycling, and disposal. We can also provide storage and cleaning, and  arrangements for shipping, appraisals, referrals to auctioneers and/or home content sellers, and contractor services.

Home Downsizing & Transition Specialists

Regardless of whether you are choosing to downsize to a smaller home or apartment, a senior community or retirement home, we can assist you in identifying and prioritizing your needs. We can help with as much or as little as you need, and the decisions are always in your hands!

Senior Moving Services

We consider it an honour to assist Ottawa’s seniors with lifestyle changes, and Darling Solutions is dedicated to exceeding our client’s expectations. With compassion, integrity and hard work as our foundation, we are committed to reducing the emotional and physical stress associated with moving, downsizing, and estate settlements. Darling Solutions is an advocate for the client, a resource for the family, and a project manager.

What your friends Say


Dave Tod
Positive: Professionalism
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We used Darling to move my parents into the Redwoods September 1, 2020. The pre move consultation went smoothly as did the prepacking and on moving day the guys showed up on time and finished on time. I was greeted by name so that was a nice bonus. The team wore uniforms – a nice touch of professionalism.

The team knew where to park and the layout of both buildings – again good research. And although I was not present for the off loading it went smoothly as well. All of the team showed expertise and an understanding of the complexities of dealing with elderly people and their families.

We would definitely recommend them!
Pierre Sabourin
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
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What a fantastic group of Professionals I have nothing but amazing things to say. They helped keep my parents positive in this huge transition into their new home.

This in my opinion is service the way it’s supposed to be. I love you all thank you so so much
Janet Smith
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
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I have dealt with Darling Solutions to move my Dad from his home to a retirement residence twice and now as an estate move. All the staff are very helpful and professional. The first move I decided to do the unpacking myself but the second time I had them do the unpacking and placing of everything. They did a phenomenal job at placing the furniture, hanging pictures etc. The last move they delivered furniture donations to Mathew House for me also took things to Value Village and disposed of anything of no value and delivered what was coming to my home. They even moved a piece of furniture from my den to my basement as it was being replaced by a desk from my Dad.

I would definitely recommend Darling Solutions for your moving needs.
G Green
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
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We are deeply appreciative of the work done by the Darling team, during a stressful time. Prospective clients can have full confidence in their services, from first contact, to final billing. We especially enjoyed working with the packers (who also set up and help to stage at the destination) and the movers. They were fast, friendly, and very good at their jobs. Big thanks to Julie, Kelly H, Dan, and Yan.
John O'Halloran
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
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After 37 years military service and countless moves my recent move with Darling Solutions was the most professional, efficient, cost effective, caring and competent moving company I encountered. Darling handled my furniture and effects as if it were their own. Paul and Aimee were most efficient and careful packers. The entire team, under Paul as Team Leader, were so proficient, friendly and professional that my son gave them all a tip. I had a fantastic downsizing move. Customer service was top drawer. My move with Darling was painless. Darling looked after all my moving requirements in the most professional and caring manner. I was not disappointed when I selected Darling Solutions as my mover. John F. O'Halloran
Sarah Boyd
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
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I appreciate the overall care and attention Darling Solutions gave to my mother's move from her house to a retirement home. They provided their services for the initial move to the retirement home, staging when her house went up for sale and removal and dispersement services when her house sold. Communication with staff was always polite and courteous.In addition, Darling Solutions pricing is very reasonable. I am so thankful we had the good fortune of finding them. I can't recommend them more highly!
Ellen Garmaise
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
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Darling Solutions handled our large move faultlessly, from decluttering to packing to moving to unpacking. Everything that was promised was delivered. Over six days we got to know many of the staff members, and appreciated their support and suggestions. They were always good humoured with us and with each other. The office staff was unfailingly available, reliable and helpful. We were delighted with the service and would recommend them without hesitation to anyone.
Margot Laporte
Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness
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We used Darling Solutions to pack up and move my elderly parents from their home of 35 years to live with family 3 hours away. They customized their services to meet our particular needs. Every aspect of the service provided was fantastic. All the involved staff were so professional and efficient. They made what was expected to be a stressful time so much easier. Highly recommend this company.
Flora Knight
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
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I used Darling Solutions for my move which required downsizing from a house to an apartment. They did a fantastic job and relieved me of all the stress involved in such a move. They also moved and setup my personal belongings and other items into my new apartment. I highly recommend Darling Solutions for your next move.
Shawn Ladd
Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness
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Kelly Darling and her crew have moved my aging parents twice now. They are discreet, considerate, careful, and do complete work.
Andre Cousineau
Positive: Professionalism, Value
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Best movers we ever had. Ian, Colton, Tim, and Yan, did a great job. Every piece of furniture was carefully wrapped and unwrapped when we reached our destination. First time we move and not a stick of furniture was damaged. Great job guys!
Clarissa Brocklehurst
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
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We were so, so pleased with the services of the Darling moving team. Liam and Jon were efficient, kind, polite and caring. They were a pleasure to have in the house and quickly put our minds at rest about the move – they got everything done and were unfailingly cheerful and positive.
Kimberly Irwin
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Darling Solutions made a very difficult life transition for our family as smooth as could be hoped for. With 3 siblings, a dad with severe dementia and a mother not wanting to leave the home we grew up in and all the memories that were so hard to let go - it took a special person to navigate this.

Kelly's team displayed the same mindfulness, caring and compassion on the job as she did during the initial consult. We are grateful to your company for helping us through this. Thank you
Chris Jackson
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The best moving company I have ever dealt with, all their crew is very professional, friendly and very hard working.

I highly recommend Darling Solutions to anyone.
Robert Cope
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My wife and I have moved more than a dozen times over the years – this was the very best! Very professional, efficient and capable. Despite some challenges at move-in including a torrential downpour, the crew (Kelly (the boss herself), Ian, Rob, Julie, Susan and David were upbeat, considerate and responsive. Special mention to Susan – a human dynamo – involved from beginning to end including making up our bed! Charges were in line with the estimate
Bill Tomes
Positive: Responsiveness
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I recently moved my mother to an assisted living facility and was recommended Darling Solutions for the move. Their name should be Guardian Angels. They took care of all needs and made my life so much easier. I live in Toronto and was managing this move in Ottawa. I had to rely on trust and reputation. Boy did they come through for me. Every service I needed they provided. The entire process from start to finish was done with accuracy and professionalism not to mention with heart when dealing with someone with dementia. I will definitely recommend Darling Solutions for any move involving an elderly person if you want a team that gets the job done with compassion!
Brendan Gleeson
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
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Darling Solutions ensured that our whole move process was completed thoughtfully, professionally and at a very reasonable price. From the assessor to the movers themselves, it was obvious that this whole company believed in excellent customer service. I would refer them to anyone who needed good and reliable moving services.
Marjorie Harvey
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Ten years ago, Kelly, Founder and Director of Darling Solutions, helped us move from our house to a condo with the help of a very small team. We could not have done it without them. We are delighted to see how Kelly’s business and team have grown into a sizable organization. We did not hesitate to ask her to help us with our recent move, from condo to retirement residence.

Again, we could not have done it without them! From decluttering and packing our condo to moving and setting us up in our new home, every member of the team was hardworking, helpful, warm and extremely competent. Their attention to detail in setting up our new place was remarkable. Honourable mention to the whole team: Kelly, Shawn, Ian, Phyllis, Barb M., Barb Y. Jack, Susan, Glen and Paul. Barb M., our team leader, and Ruth, in the office, were particularly good at calming a nervous client.

We recommend Darling Solutions without reservation. We can’t thank them enough.

Marj and Weldon
Susanne Cork
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We recently engaged Darling Movers to move my Mother from one Senior's residence to another. This move also required a secondary stop to pick up some additional items and then move everything into her new home. I cannot say enough about the professionalism of the Darling team. Right from the first phone call, we knew we were in good hands. The team was so gracious handling my Mother's questions and anxiety about making a move at 93! The quotation we received was very reasonable with no surprises or hidden charges along the way, and everything was accomplished with great efficiency and care. I will be recommending Darling Movers without reservation, to my family, friends and colleagues - this was by far the most worry free move we have made, and we will certainly be engaging them again.
Paul Saker
Recommend? Yes
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My in laws were recently given an opprtunity to move into a retirement facility. This was very much smaller than the home they had been living in for the past 40 years.
Adding COVID into the mix it was almost paralysing to think about. After a recommendation to Contact Darling most of that fear went away.
Professional, competent and most importantly Caring.
They made this move so smooth for my wife and her parents.
On moving day they left their old home and at the end of the day arrived in a new home with all their belongings unpacked and arranged. Completely stress and back pain free. The next day Darling took care of removing items targeted for donation and all remaining items for waste.
I cannot recommend this service enough.
Thank you so much.
Jennifer Perry
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I wanted to thank you so much for all of your help with my parents move.

Frankly thank-you does not even cover it. Your team, led by Julie, was absolutely incredible from the first moment we met down to the beautiful new plant for my mom and our goodbyes at the door.

They were so organized, thoughtful, friendly and polite. It was a sincere pleasure to work with all of them. I enjoyed the experience so much I am almost sad that the move is finished but happy that we will meet again when my parents are ready to hang their many pictures.

Again, I am in awe and am telling anyone with ears about Darling Solutions so they will hopefully in turn tell their friends and family.

Very best regards and please send our thanks once again to your team.

About Us

All of our services — Moving Services, Downsizing & Transitioning, Decluttering and Organizing, Preparing for Market, and Estate Services — are performed by our own professional team.

We believe that your team needs to be carefully trained to provide the right experience and support.  Additionally, each member of our team has provided us with a Police Records Check to offer further peace of mind when inviting us into your home.

While we do refer outside professionals as requested, such as auctioneers and realtors, we are very proud to say that your services are provided by our own specialized and handpicked team!

Our entire team takes great pride in the services we provide, and we are committed to the best possible client experience.

Referral Business

Darling Solutions is unique in that 95% of our business comes from word-of-mouth referrals. We have grown exponentially over the last ten years because of our commitment to providing the best possible service, and our clients recognize and appreciate us for that! Darling Solutions is the best senior moving company in Ottawa.

Stress-Free Service

We strive to make any moving or downsizing experience as stress-free and positive as possible, while honoring the great emotional weight that comes with these lifestyle changes. Not only are the services that Darling Solutions provides essential for some clients, but the emotional support offered alongside those services set us apart. We will never sell you a service that you don’t need, nor will we pressure you into agreeing to more work than necessary.

Leave It All To Us

Many seniors have family living outside the city, who cannot be physically present to help. We respect that it isn’t always possible to be here when your parents need assistance, and we will support both you and your parents to the best of our ability. Let us handle the arrangements from A to Z, and rest easy with the knowledge that our experienced team will ensure a smooth transition. Our office can send you email updates of the process, as well as pictures of your loved one’s new home once services are complete! We can also arrange a storage locker, or have a shipment sent out to you if there are any special treasures that you want to keep.

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