Posted on Jul 9, 2021

Brunswick Organizing Solutions

WAYS TO HELP SENIORS DOWNSIZE BEFORE A MOVE?

Many seniors know that there will come a time that they need to go through the process of downsizing either to cut costs, simplify their lifestyle, deal with medical needs, or to be closer to their children. It’s usually a tolling and stressful process both physically and emotionally. However, it doesn’t need to become overwhelming. Here are some tips to make the process a lot easier.

How to make downsizing easier and simpler?
Begin early.

Give yourself some time to spend on this process since it will take much longer than you expect. You should take your time. Don’t rush and think that you can sort through your entire home in just one day or a single weekend. The more realistic timeline is a few weeks to a month. You should also tackle one room at a time and don’t forget to take breaks.

Start Small.

You probably know what things you want to get rid of in your garage or kitchen. But don’t go through these parts of your home at the very beginning. You will be sorting through years of things. You have to begin in a spot where you have little emotional attachment like the linen closet or laundry room. Know your needs. If you are relocating to a house with two bedrooms then having four sets of sheets is enough.
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