Seniors Guide to Downsizing After Selling A Home
Updated: Oct 3, 2021
OWNING A HOUSE DOES NOT ONLY LIMIT TO FAMILIES. THERE ARE SINGLE PARENTS, HUSBAND AND WIFE WITH NO CHILDREN, AND THERE ARE SENIORS.
Most seniors know that there will come a day when they have to move out. Either to live a simpler life, to cut costs, to be closer to their grandchildren, to address their medical needs or simply because they don't have the energy to move around a large house. It's not an easy process. Specially for them. It is often stressful both emotionally and physically.
1.) Plan as early as now. Allow yourself to have time for this process. Not only because it's realistically exhausting, it will also take longer than expected. Have at least a month total to sort your through your entire house.
2.) Begin small. You probably have plenty of things to get rid of but just can't get yourself to do it because of the sentimental value. I say start in an area with less emotional attachment like your kitchen or laundry room. You have to understand your needs. If you're moving to a one or two bedroom house, six blankets are way too much.
3.) Only YES or NO. When sorting through your years of precious belongings, it can't be avoided that there are really some things that will hit that nostalgia bone. And when it happens, it will most likely fall into your "maybe" category. You should not fall for it. Focus on why you're doing it in the place.
4.) One of everything. Reduce the clatter. Especially if you have two or three spatulas and ladles, three over-sized stock pots and thirty set of spoon and forks.
5.) Start selling things. There are a ton of services you can use when selling your belongings: Amazon, E-bay, Craigslist and even Facebook. You can also go the classic way, yard sale! It will lessen your things and earn at the same time.
Now you're ready to look forward to a new environment. Downsizing doesn't have to be stressful or sad. Just look on the brighter side on living a simpler life in a new place with less dust!
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