Downsizing is difficult, but may be necessary in transitioning to a new home. In looking for new space, know your living limits. Is getting up and down stairs difficult, or do you need ambulatory help? Can the bathroom and bedroom be modified if needed for medical equipment? Are the outlets where you can reach them? Do you have a pet and is it allowed in your selected community?
As you pack up possessions, be realistic as to what is necessary to keep, to give away to loved ones, and what you can live without. Think about the space to which you are moving and what will fit. Consider what to keep to make the new space feel more like home, such as pictures, artwork and heirloom furniture.
There are senior move managers who specialize in helping individuals make transitions, whether nearby or farther away from where they’ve always called home. Visit the National Association of Senior & Specialty Move Managers to learn more and find a move manager near you.