Home Management By Design

We offer free assessments and affordable pricing for our services.

How can we help you

Founded in 2016, Home Management by Design was conceived by Dianne Formica, the managing director. Dianne recognized that people everywhere face the same problem, the accumulation of too many items. Rather than go through the hassle of trying to sell these items themselves, many people simply decide to discard them. This is where Dianne saw an opportunity. We will photograph, catalog and, along with our partnering site, place your items in an on-line auction. The following steps are typical of the process.

Inventory, Set up and Stage


Take Measurements and Photographs


Write Descriptions and Catalog Items


Edit the draft catalog and establish timelines for the auction


Designate one day (typically 4 hours in length) for bidders to pick up the items they won. The pick up is managed and closely supervised

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Why choose us

Versatile Services

Home Management by Design offers consulting, organizing and liquidating services. Whether you are hoping to make a profit or simply want to reclaim some lost space, Home Management by Design can help.

Let DiaNne Reduce Stress

We strive to take the stress out of downsizing and always put our clients first. When contacted, Dianne comes to you. Walk us through your home or business, point out what you want to keep and what you wish to dispose of— leave the rest to us.
Our clients


“Dianne was an absolute angel and managed all aspects of preparing for my online estate sale auction with the utmost attention to detail, courtesy, professionalism and efficiency.  The service that she provided went over and beyond her brief and I cannot thank her enough for all of the assistance that she provided to me . My estate sale went off without a hitch and was highly successful , thanks to the dedication of Dianne and her team. I would highly recommend Dianne and her company .

Awesome job Dianne, Thank you “

Katrina N., Yardley, PA

“Dianne Formica and her Team at HMD did a fantastic, highly professional job of the burdensome task of first cleaning out, and then categorizing and self-managing an on-line auction sale with over 50 years worth of house contents that had accumulated in our parents Bucks County home after they both passed way, and we needed to sell the property. I highly recommend HMD be contacted for providing this type of service If your needs are similar to ours.”

Gary, Langhorne, PA

“My husband and I are preparing to move to a new State. Needed time sensitive help in decluttering our home of 30+ years.
The on-line auction route was an unknown until we met Dianne – thanks to the impressive recommendations of a previous client. “Home Management by Design” was perfect for us. Dianne was quick to understand our expectations, flexible to our schedules, knowledgeable and experienced on-line home auctions expert. She moved quickly in organizing our clutter. She was an exceptionally hard worker, a pleasure to have in our home. Made our auction sale with MAXSOLD a breeze. Dianne delivers on her promise with sensible pricing and personality plus. We will be using her again. Happy to recommend her to you. “


“Prior to the sale of my home, I engaged Home Management By Design, LLC, owned by Dianne Formica. Dianne organized, planned and staged the house, as well as cleaned up the outside yard in preparation for listing. Once the house was sold, Dianne made arrangements with a long distance moving company to move me from Pennsylvania to Texas. Dianne also disposed of unwanted furniture, clothing and various items through an online auction catalog complete with photos, measurements and descriptions of each item. Everything that was put in the auction sold! Her professionalism and the results she achieved exceeded my highest expectations.”
George G., Carversville, PA

“Home Management by Design, Dianne Formica, was the BEST choice I could have imagined to help me with my very large auction. There was so much stuff that we worked for five months on it. Dianne has endless energy, is very organized and thorough, and has a positive outlook on all aspects of the auction. She always drove the 60 miles (one way) to arrive at my house when she promised, and when she ran into a conflict, she always kept me informed and/or asked my permission. Her upbeat attitude kept me going. She’s a treasure and well worth the fees I paid her. Dianne and I are now fast friends.”
Joanna H., Emmaus, PA

“When I downsized my home, I elected to use the MaxSold “by owner” approach, not fully realizing the task involved. That’s when I decided to contact Home Management by Design. Thank goodness I did. Dianne came in and took over. She organized the lots, photographed and catalogued them and submitted them to MaxSold. No muss, no fuss. She also managed the pick up day to insure that it went smoothly as well. Can’t say enough about reliability, professionalism, and dedication. If you’re planning to downsize, make sure you contact Home Management by Design. You’ll be happy you did.”
Mike C., Macungie, PA

“Dianne is really good. So far she has helped to organize two online sales.  Our objectives were to get rid of stuff and break even, and with her guidance we sold 99% and made some good money. She’s highly organized, comes well-prepared, knows what sells and what doesn’t, knows how to group things to enhance sales, and photographs items assiduously.  She’s so careful that she informs us of hidden value that we had missed.  Then she catalogues expertly.  Finally, she knows all the games people can play and is a watchdog at pickup times.  We’ll happily use Dianne again.”
Herbert J., Lambertville, NJ

“Dianne and her sister, Christine, along with additional helpers as needed, worked tirelessly to organize, photograph, and sell the contents of my Aunt’s 2 home’s in Reading, PA.
I am out of state and I felt confident in their ability to get these jobs done to meet our settlement dates. They know how to group the items for best bids at auction too.
Thanks again Dianne and team from Home Management by Design.”

Barbara, Reading, PA

We were incredibly lucky to find Diane to manage the online auction of my parents’ house in order to get it ready for sale. Diane was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful way beyond the mechanics of the sale. She assisted with donations, general organization, and of course all aspects of the auction. Over 90% of items listed sold thanks to Diane’s photography and careful descriptions, and the pickup was flawless. I was so happy to have Diane’s help because my family already moved far away and I was trying to handle the auction from over an hour away myself. I couldn’t have possibly accomplished this task without Diane. She was a pleasure to work with, very professional, established great communication throughout, and was totally reliable. Working with her was a wonderful experience, exceeding all expectations.

Maria M., Philadelphia, PA

Dianne provided her services to us since we needed to downsize and move to NC from our large home in PA.

She was excellent in going through our things accumulated over 21 years in our home. She put items in groups, photographed them and then put them online for a one-week auction through the MaxSold website.

Thanks to Dianne, everything went flawlessly, selling 97% of our listings. The fortunate bidders moved out all the listed items they had won. We were happy that the people who came to pick up their paid selection(s) were glad to have them. Nothing ended up in a landfill.

We could not have completed our move without Dianne’s help in finding a way to channel our items to others who were interested in them. We highly recommend Dianne to anyone who is looking for a professional, personable person to help them in downsizing or planning to make a move.

John & Evelyne

Yardley, PA

Service Area

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland and The Surrounding Areas


Email: dianneformica@gmail.com

Phone: (215) 499-0977


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