Family Transitions, Downsizing & Estates

Downsizing to a condo or to a retirement community? Need to send just one or two pieces to the younger generation? Such loads are usually too small for a moving company to handle, but are just right for Pak Mail.  Since the day we opened, we have specialized in working with seniors in transition and their families. We are sensitive to the special needs that often accompany a decision to leave the family home or move a loved one to an assisted living facility, and from personal experience we understand the stress and special circumstances that surround a death.  We work closely with area senior moves managers, trust officers and attorneys, as well as directly with the seniors themselves or their families.

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We offer choices to meet these needs and ease the burden on everyone.

If the family’s time in town is limited, we can usually arrange weekend or evening appointments for quotes and pick ups. Our personalized approach means we clearly explain packaging and shipping options to give the best value for the situation.

If needed, we can arrange for inventory and appraisal services.  We can pack items for storage, and as space allows, we may be able to provide short term storage, allowing extra time to decide where pieces are to be sent. We can ship everything to one location or ship to multiple addresses using multiple carrier options. We will also pack items for you to take on the plane or in your car, if that works best for you.

Contact us with your personal needs.


Thanks for the exciting news that my boxes have shipped. I am so eager to get them – it will be like Christmas all over again. I stopped by my sister’s this week and she showed me the packing process you used. Mighty impressive! (I now understand that I won’t ever need those coverage figures.) You can know you’ve got a very high recommendation from me and the rest of my family.

~ Annie K.

Thanks so much for the wonderful care you took with the Mom’s household goods and table you sent out here.

~ Wilma D.

Thank you very much for your exceptional help in shipping the grandfather clock from Iowa to Florida. Our clock arrived in outstanding condition as it had been packed with great care before being shipped. My husband and I are extremely pleased with the “above and beyond” care given to our cherished family treasure. We most definitely will be recommending Pak Mail to anyone that is shipping items from the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. Thank you so much, Lee It has been a pleasure to work with you.

~ Ione & Chuck Good

Thank you so much for working with us and getting everything shipped to each location in a timely manner. My shipment came Monday – expertly packed. I appreciate the obvious care of each item as it was packed.

~ Jean C.

I needed to send a highboy dresser to California and used Pak Mail to get it there. They did an exceptional job and I would highly recommend there services. A+++++

~ Valley View

We wanted to thank you for taking such good care of our “treasures.” The boxes arrived on time and the items were carefully packed. We appreciate your help.

~ John & Judy C.

Hi- just wanted to tell you that the furniture and boxes were delivered, and the delivery men were very nice and careful with the furniture. They arrived in the specified time, and all is well. Pak Mail did a good job with the packing! We really appreciate your help with all of this. Thank you so much.

~ Kay A.

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5249 North Park Place NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402