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    A Simple Downsizing Guide for Seniors Looking to Scale Down

    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

    What Does It Mean When a Realtor Has an SRES Designation?

    How to Interview a Real Estate Agent

    7 Signs That You’ve Picked the Right Real Estate Agent

    Get Your Financials in Order

    Moving Up: Selling Your Home and Buying Another

    Mortgage Help for Veterans

    How Much Does It Cost to Sell a House?

    Prepare Your Moving To-Do List

    How Much Does It Cost to Move?

    What to Do About Medicare When You Move

    7 Tips for Finding a New Doctor When You Move

    12 Tips for Cleaning The Pantry, Fridge, and Freezer

    Prepare Yourself for a Smaller Home

    Tips for Moving Into a Smaller Space

    Downsizing Help: Choosing What Furniture to Leave Behind

    Downsizing? Here Are 3 Clever Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

    12 Reasons Why You’ll Be Happier in 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

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