Tips for a Smooth Senior Move

  1. Recognize when it is the right time to downsize. The age-old adage that life speeds up the older you get can make it even more difficult to determine when it is time to downsize your home. One minute your house seems too small, and then your kids leave for college and begin careers of their own, and suddenly the thought of walking from one end of the house to the other feels exhausting.
  2. Sort through belongings. Perhaps the most daunting task after making the decision to downsize is sorting through years’ worth of stuff. Maybe you have rooms (and an attic) full of old clothes, books, toys, and appliances that need to be dealt with. One thing is clear: You cannot bring everything with you. Sorting through your possessions to decide what stays and what goes is not only a critical first step in downsizing. One helpful method could be to separate items into one of four categories: keep, sell/give away, storage, and trash.
  3. Pack your remaining possessions for the move. Apart from sorting through mountains of accumulated “stuff,” this can be the second most time-consuming task when it comes to downsizing. Fortunately, this does not necessarily have to be the case. There are highly trained professionals who will do the heavy lifting for you, and you will never have to lift a finger. Let East Coast Moving handle that for you.
  4. Plan for a safe and efficient moving day. When the big day rolls around, you can only prepare so much for the emotions you may experience when saying good-bye to a house full of fond memories. However, you can ensure that your move is completed safely and efficiently by planning.

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