Downsizing can be a smart move for seniors, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Moving to a new home is a major life change, so don’t be surprised if your emotions are all over the place. Our goal is to simply guide you through the process. The following resources will help you handle everything that comes your way, including both the practical and personal issues involved.
Before You Move - Planning and Budget Considerations
5 Signs It’s Time to Downsize Your Home
Downsizing After Retirement: House, Apartment, or Retirement Community?
8 Tips for Finding Affordable Housing in Retirement
How Much Does It Cost To Move? ($602 to $1,641 on Avg.)
14 Costs of Selling a House You Should Prepare For
Downsizing Your Possessions to Fit Your New Space
Why It’s Hard to Let Go of Clutter
How to Get Rid of Stuff You Don’t Want to Move
Use Affordable Storage to Store Belongings ($72.27 Avg. Price)
8 Simple Steps to Mindfully Declutter Your Home Before Moving
Moving Checklist: Tips to Prepare You for Moving Day
Overcoming the Ups and Downs of Downsizing
Tips to Cope When It’s Time to Downsize
How to Help an Elderly Loved One Downsize
Here’s the Low-Down on Down-Sizing
Downsizing, 5 Years Later: Any Regrets?
50 Ways to Make New Friends After 50
Remember that going through these ups and downs is to be expected when making any big life change. Change is hard - maybe even more so for seniors. Change is also positive, though. Stay focused on the light at the end of the tunnel - AND the new possibilities that lie ahead.
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I write articles based on my experience as a therapist or a training or conference attendee. Many of these articles are written by others who are experts in their field and I share their information as resources for others.