Starting Your Next Chapter: Moving and Downsizing Advice for Seniors
February 21, 2021 | Exodus Realty
content contributed by Andrea Needham of eldersday.org
Many seniors choose to move into a smaller house after the kids move out or once retirement gets closer. Moving involves a lot of steps, such as finding the perfect small home, planning your moving budget and downsizing your possessions. It can be stressful having that much on your plate, which is why you’ll want to start early and give yourself plenty of time to prepare. Working with an expert from Exodus Realty and using the resources below can help make the transition more manageable.
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Resources for Buying a Smaller Home
If you plan on aging in place, having a smaller home has numerous benefits. Not only is it easier to clean and maintain, it will also have a more affordable mortgage and present fewer barriers in the event your health needs change.
How Big a Home Do You Truly Need? 5 Questions to Ask to Figure That Out
How Much Could You Save by Downsizing Your Home?
Get An Idea of How Much You Can Afford
Aging in Place: How to Design a House That Will Fit Your Needs in the Future
How to Plan in Advance for a Move
Once you have chosen your next home, you can start planning for your move. This should include making a budget and developing a checklist of everything you need to get done.
15 Tips to Plan, Prepare, and Pack for a Move
7 Crucial Items Needed for Your Moving Binder
How Much Does It Cost to Move?
What to Do If You Need Help Moving for Free
Tips for Downsizing for a Smaller Home
Decluttering is just one part of the downsizing process. Because it can take a long time, you’ll want to start as early as possible. These resources can help.
How to Start Decluttering Your Home: 15 Actionable Tips from Professional Organizers
Pro Organizer Tips: What Not to Do When Decluttering Your Home
Where to Sell Your Clutter to Make Money
Organizations that Offer Donation Pick Up for Items You No Longer Want
Steps to Take as Moving Day Approaches
Once moving day gets closer, you will want to think about packing. Whether you are packing some boxes yourself or leaving it all to a moving service, these tips can help.
How to Pack Moving Boxes More Efficiently
8 Things Not to Pack When Moving
What to Pack in Your Last Box: Things to Keep with You on Moving Day
Moving is exciting and stressful all at the same time. After finding a smaller home to move into, you’ll want to develop a clear plan for decluttering, packing and getting every other task crossed out on your moving checklist.