As people get older, it is expected that they’ll have to downsize their home as people will be moving out and the space isn’t needed as much. If you plan on downsizing, start on the smaller rooms and work your way up to the bigger areas of the home like the garage and/or the basement. Allow yourself some time to reminisce and appreciate the times you had in the home as well, and carry those memories with you into your new home. Finally, if you have valuable items that are no longer of use to you, sell them online or at a garage sale to help with moving costs.
- Start downsizing early as it will allow you to have more time to work at a much more consistent pace and will cause less stress.
- Start with the smaller rooms in your home and work your way up to the bigger rooms like garages and basements.
- If you have valuable items that are no longer of use, you can sell them yourself online or via a garage sale.
“Most seniors know that there will come a day when they’ll have to downsize, either to simplify their lifestyle, to cut costs, to be closer to grandchildren, or to address medical needs.”