If you have reached the point in your life that you are feeling the effects of aging and are ready for a smaller house to maintain and care for, the thought of downsizing can be an overwhelming one. However, it’s important to remember that with the right help and support, downsizing to a home that is easier to maintain can be a great step for you. Good Time Moving & Storage is here to share some tips for moving seniors to make the process a good one.
Know what Furniture Can Fit in Your New Floor Plan
It can be helpful when planning your move if you have seen and studied the new floorplan of your new place. It can be difficult to make plans for downsizing when you don’t know how much space you are going to have. Take time to get a good feel for your new house so that you can envision where your furniture will go once you arrive.
Minimize Belongings Before Moving
Downsizing your belongings can be an emotional process. There are likely years and years’ worth of memories that are attached to many of your things. The important thing to remember as you do this is to take your time. Give yourself time to process it all and make the right decisions for yourselves. You can give some of the mementos to your children or grandchildren. Other items you may decide to donate or have a yard sale to get rid of them. If you simply can’t part with some of them but know that they won’t fit in your new house, you can always look into storing them in a storage facility.
How Do Your Organize & Help a Senior Downsizing
As you go through your belongings, you can use color coded stickers or markers that will let you know whether you have planned to donate, sell or give to family members the item. This can help simplify the process and help you keep it all straight from one day to the next. Sometimes it can be easiest to start with your larger items and work your way down to the smallest items.
Set Time Parameters when Moving to a Smaller House
Since it can be so overwhelming to sort through your things and downsize, choose a certain amount of time each day to work on it and stick to that. This will help you avoid getting overwhelmed with it all. It may be tempting to try and push through it, but you could end up burning yourself out.
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Downsizing is stressful. When you leave the packing and moving up to the moving professionals at Good Time Moving & Storage, it can help make the process less overwhelming. We will treat your belongings as if they were our own as our skilled movers carefully wrap, pack and load them up for you. Let us take the stress out of your move and call us today!