Are you ready to downsize your home? If so, the idea of sorting through your possessions, selling your home, and finding a new one may seem overwhelming. But downsizing comes with plenty of benefits for seniors: lower utility bills, fewer housekeeping tasks, less yard maintenance, and a chance to live closer to recreational activities and socialization opportunities.
The basics of downsizing come down to timing your move, finding a new home, coping with your emotions, and avoiding moving-day stress as much as possible. To help put these steps into motion, check out the following resources on navigating the downsizing process.
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Timing Your Move
The best time to downsize your home will depend on your personal needs/priorities and the real estate market.
- 12 Signs It’s Time to Downsize
- Best & Worst Time to Buy a House: Month-by-Month Analysis
- How to Buy and Sell a House at the Same Time
Finding a New Home
Find a home that fits your budget and includes features that improve your quality of life.
- Work Out How Much You Can Spend on a New Home
- Veterans Should Look at VA Loan Rates and Requirements
- A Quick Guide for Seniors Modifying or Buying an Accessible Home
Facing Your Emotions
You will likely experience strong emotions as you let go of belongings and say goodbye to your home, but there are resources you can leverage to help manage the change.
Mastering the Move
It helps to plan ahead to cut moving costs and avoid stress on moving day.
- Find Local Movers to Help You with the Heavy Lifting of Relocating
- Quick and Easy Packing Tips to Get You Packed and Moved Fast
- 13 Ways To Make Moving Less Stressful
With careful planning and the right type of professional help, you will be able to downsize your home successfully!