As a senior, you have several good reasons to pare down your possessions and move into a smaller space. Downsizing means less cleaning, maintenance, and yard work, and more time to spend doing the things you love. The downsizing process can feel a little overwhelming, especially if it’s been a while since you bought a home and packed up all of your belongings. Here are some helpful resources to guide you through the process, so you can ensure a smooth and successful downsizing move!
Find a Great Real Estate Agent
Get Your Financials in Order
Prepare Your Moving To-Do List
Prepare Yourself for a Smaller Home
There’s no doubt that downsizing is a lot of work. Look for a good real estate agent who can provide guidance, put careful thought into your financial plan, and make sure you’re ready for life in a smaller home. Following a straightforward to-do list can also help you manage stress and stay organized throughout the process. This may be a drastic change, but you’ll quickly grow accustomed to your simpler, scaled-down life.
Written byAndrea Needham | eldersday.org