About Caring Transitions of Rapid City

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

D’Lynn and Jim VanValkenburgh 

I’m D’Lynn VanValkenburgh.  My husband Jim and I own Caring Transitions of Rapid City.  I’ve always believed in living a life bigger than myself. Jim and I opened Caring Transitions because we saw an opportunity to make a positive impact on the people in our community and to alleviate the stress that often comes along with life’s major transitions.

I’ve dealt with the kind of loss and relocation many of my clients are facing. Even when you’re prepared, going through the process of moving or clearing an estate can be emotional and overwhelming – whether you live next door or across the country. At Caring Transitions, we can handle the entire process from beginning to end or fill in wherever you need our help. Whether your situation is planned or unexpected, Caring Transitions’ customizable services are perfect for seniors moving in with family or into a safer living situation as well as people clearing out the home of a loved one who has passed.

Before opening this business, I often shopped the Caring Transitions online auctions.  I love the Caring Transitions concept of helping families with an all-in-one service. I have a real admiration and respect for the older generation—their ideals, their stories and their possessions.

Jim retired from the Air Force after 21 years of service. I was born and raised in South Dakota.  The last 21 years have been spent working for a small business, wearing many different hats.

Jim and I daydreamed that, one day, we would own a home in Deadwood and open our own Caring Transitions. This business is that dream come true and we look forward to serving our community.  Contact us today and let’s talk about how Caring Transitions can help you and your family.


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 Rapid City 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

Rapid City, SD and New Castle, Wyoming and surrounding areas.

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 Rapid City, 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.