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Planning your Senior Moving

  • Created: Friday, 17 September 2021 14:27
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Senior Moving: Are You Ready for Your Next Phase?

Starting a new phase in life is never easy. As an older adult, your retirement should be exciting. However, if you think it's time to part with your old home and find something new, you may find it a different experience from when you were younger. Boyer Select Properties offers some tips for your senior move.

Determining Your Changing Needs

If you are like most older adults, you're probably thinking about downsizing. About half of all retirees choose to move into a smaller home. However, choosing where you want to go can be a difficult decision. Think about what you need in a new home. For example, if it is difficult to maintain your property, look for a place with a smaller yard or where you can hire landscapers. Other reasons to downsize include:

  • Having unused rooms
  • Feeling isolated in a big house
  • Having too many items to manage
  • Inability to afford the home
  • Having a lot of equity in the home

No matter if you decide to change locations or remain local, get a sense of the housing market where you want to be. An analysiscan tell you how much properties in the area cost. Judge the days on market, the number of new homes, and median home prices.

Accepting Your Strengths and Weaknesses

As you age, you may have different strengths and weaknesses. For example, you may have the experience to know how long a move takes and the preparation it requires, but you may not have the strength to pack and move boxes on your own.

According to the CDC, arthritis is prevalent in older adults. By 2040, approximately 78 million people will have been diagnosed with arthritis. If you have this or other conditions, you may have difficulty moving heavy items or handling the labor of a move. While there are exercises that you can do to reduce the likelihood of accidents, you may want to leave moving to the professionals.

A senior moving service specializes in helping older adults like you. Senior moving professionals understand the different facets of moving at this stage of your life. They can arrange specialty moving services to ensure your comfort and safety during this big transition, for one. They support you not only physically, but mentally and emotionally, too.

Creating a Game Plan

When it comes to moving, you should plan several weeks in advance. With the help of a senior moving manager, create a timeline and schedule for the move. The schedule should include all of the tasks you need to finish throughout the weeks leading up to the move.

A senior moving service can help you organize what you want to keep and can sort and pack your items to your standards. In the meantime, start sorting through your belongings to decide which ones you can keep in the new place and which you may need to part with. Decluttering can make your life easier and safer because you don't have to contend with obstacles and tripping hazards in your home.

As you create a game plan, remember to ask questions of your movers, from costs to inclusions (and more). Not only will you avoid creating a hardship for the moving team, but you can learn more about how the process will work on moving day. Before moving day, prepare your new home. It is critical to make sure that you can navigate your new home and that you have all of your accessibility needs taken care of.

Many seniors remain rooted in the same place for decades until they enter retirement and decide to downsize. As an older adult, a senior moving service is more likely to understand what you're going through and can stay with you from beginning to end.

For packing and house clean-out for sellers and family members there are great companies like Caring Transitions 636-263-5777

Call Melissa Boyer to discuss this further and plan a smooth move 314-565-2369