"For four generations our family has been involved in the auctioneering business in South Central, PA. During our extensive experience in selling homes and the treasures within, we have taken great pride in our reputation for being trustworthy, honest, and respectful.


Observing the needs of families who were selling their homes, their belonging and dealing with the transition, my wife Shendy and I launched A Life Transition Service in 2010, a business dedicated to helping families not only benefit the most from the sale of their home and treasures but also providing full-service assistance with the entire downsizing process from start to finish. 

We know and respect the emotional attachments you may feel as well as the family relationships involved with this process. Making a major change in your living arrangements, such as moving into a retirement community or a smaller home can be a significant and emotional adjustment for everyone involved. Not only that, but there is a multitude of tasks that must be accomplished in order to prepare for and complete the process of moving. Alone, this is seldom easy or without anxiety. Shendy and I realized that together, through A Life Transition Service, we could meet not just some, but all the needs of someone going through the downsizing process. 


Each client we work with is unique. From planning to packing to moving, A Life Transition Service will design a customized package of services specific to the needs of each client.


Since we started this business, we have been blessed to service hundreds of seniors and their families with their transitioning needs throughout South Central Pennsylvania, taking great care and pride in our services. Due to the overwhelming need for our services, we launched A Life Transition Service – York, PA, in 2018 and in 2019, we expanded our flagship office in Lancaster, PA under new ownership as we set off to live out our dream of hiking and skiing the mountains of Summit County Colorado, and continuing the work of A Life Transition Service In Summit County Colorado.


Our current business headquarters is now looking to expand outside of our geographical region, with the hopes to help as many people with their downsizing and moving needs beyond South Central Pennsylvania. We are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals who are looking for a career path with unlimited potential, minimal investment, flexible hours, and proven methods. To learn more about this exciting opportunity contact me today or visit our business opportunity page."


- Pete & Shendy Shaub



The team at A Life Transition Service made a difficult process easy and allowed my family to concentrate on caring for our parents.Ruth in Quarryville

our leadership team... compassionate and respectful

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Take the Stress out of Downsizing!

When you have lived in the same home for 30, 40, or even 50 years, the downsizing, transitioning or moving process can be very overwhelming and stressful for you and your family. You may not even know where to begin.

Our history

Pete  & shendy shaub Founders of ALTS

pete@lifetransitionserv.com             shendy@lifetransitionserv.com

         717.689.3331                                   717.799.0648

The processed was well organized and professional. It exceeded our expectations. They treated us and our belongings with great care. Dave in Manheim

You may be thinking things like, what do I keep? What do the kids want? What can I sell and how? What can I donate or discard and where? Can I physically get the items down from the attic or up from the basement? Do I move and then sell the house or can I live in the house while I sell it? In fact, you may never have moved before or it could have been a long time since you have. Your mind may be spinning thinking about all the questions you have and what to do first. You start feeling paralyzed, discouraged and overwhelmed.


Don’t panic! We have good news! You can greatly reduce the stress and burden you are feeling. Downsizing can actually be a very freeing and enjoyable experience!


We have been helping seniors and their families work through the downsizing and transition process for years. Our job is to help you determine what to keep, what has value, how to sell it and what items are best donated or recycled. We specialize in organizing, packing, moving and unpacking at your new home, while we coordinate staging, marketing and selling your existing home for the highest price in the shortest amount of time.