When you have reached the point in your life that you feel overwhelmed with the size of your house and what it takes to keep it maintained, it may be time to downsize. The thought of this endeavor can be one that seems overwhelming to many seniors, but when you take it in stride, you may find that it can be the best move you’ve ever made. This may mean moving to a smaller home that is closer to your kids or other family members. Sky Van Lines Moving is here to share some tips for seniors that are planning a big move.
Know Your New Floorplan
If you are getting ready to move to a smaller home that is closer to family members that have simply lived too far away to visit, you need to study your new floor plan to help you prepare for it. When you know what the square footage is and how it is situated, you can start making plans for furniture to ensure it will all fit nicely.
Minimizing Material Possessions
As you get ready for this long distance move to a smaller house, you will soon find that you have too many things that you don’t want to move. This is a great time to downsize your belongings. It is understandable if this is an emotional process for you and for this reason, you need to be patient with yourself and take your time. You can reduce your belongings by gifting them to other family members that may have an emotional attachment to the item, have a yard sale or donate other unwanted items.
Plan Packing for a Move
It can be easy to get overwhelmed with the downsizing process. It can be helpful to set a time limit each day for the amount of time you are going to sort through your things. It may be tempting to push past this limit and get through it, but you run the risk of getting burnt out and fatigued by the process. Try to stick to the time allotment that you have set in place.
Use a Sorting System
Come up with some way of keeping it all straight. Some people like to put labels on their items indicating whether they are gifting, donating or selling the item. Others will use a color coding system to keep track of it all. Finding some way to help you remember where things are going from day to day is a good way to keep from feeling overwhelmed.
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The ultimate way to reduce the amount of stress you feel in your move to get closer to your kids and downsize is to rely on the movers at Sky Van Lines Moving to handle your long distance move. We will treat your belongings with great care as we ensure they are safely transported to your new home. Call us today!