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 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.
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.
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.
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.