- TAKE ACTION. If you are capable, take action. Enlist the help of friends and family who will support you when tell them you are moving to a smaller space.
- DON’T GO IT ALONE. Moving is difficult but you don’t have to do it alone. Find those that can give you tools, assistance, motivation, encouragement and information to help with the transition. Check out to see if there is a Senior Move Manager in your area.
- WHERE DO I START? Start with a target date for when you are moving and create a timetable for the steps you must take to be ready. Then stick to it as best as you can and re-adjust as you go.
- WHAT DO I TAKE? Remember that you are moving to a smaller home. Take only those things that you treasure and that hold very special memories for you.
- BEST OF SHOW. Just keep and display your favorite item from a collection to represent the whole collection. Take a picture of the collection for memory sake. Think realistically when moving to a smaller space.
- AVOID FAMILY SQUABBLES. Before moving, little different colored sticky notes are a great way to mark what you want for a particular person or for your child to indicate his or her preferences.
- SAY NO TO STORAGE. As tempting as it may be, the things you put in a mini storage unit frequently aren’t worth the monthly fee you will pay for keeping them and after moving will be long forgotten.
Moving is Hard It seems to become harder as we get older. Taking these tips seriously will help you to begin the process of making the move really happen. Stop Waiting. Start Progressing!!