"Call for the dumpster and haul it all out!" Can you imagine hearing those words from your family members or children? You've done a great job raising your family, lived a good life. You collected trinkets from vacations, special occasions, and possibly precious antique pieces from family members that hold special memories for you of your life. Are your treasurers now reduced to the trash? Will those memories find their way to the dumpster?
The aging population is facing hard decisions. Do they downsize now and move into a ranch condo or independent living community? Do they play the waiting game? Wait and see, I don't have to move yet. Adult children can feel guilty because they don't have free time to help with the downsizing process. Your children are busy being parents too. When can they go back home help Mom and Dad? Out of frustration, the solution is reduced to, "Call in the dumpster, you don't need that anymore!"
Aging Americans view all of this as a form of giving up and losing control. But, why not take control? The downsizing process can be fun and a walk down memory lane. Professionals trained in the senior move management process can assist and guide you through the downsizing and move transition. Certified Relocation Transition Specialist, Carolyn Stieger provides the solutions to the obstacles you are facing and holding you back.
Free Tips To Consider Before You Move:
•1. Trained professionals will provide non-confrontational and objective solutions
•2. Hold Christmas in July. Gift items to stay in the family
•3. Sale extra unwanted items to help pay for your move
•4. Antiques and treasures should be appraised to learn their true value not your perceived value
•5. Donate items to your favorite charities
•6. Itemize all donations and keep records for a tax deduction
•7. Shred personal information to avoid identity theft
•8. Give yourself permission to buy something new, you deserve it
•9. Make sure what you are moving will fit in the new space
•10. Pack an overnight bag with your medications so they are not lost in the move
"Carolyn helped me through the entire process of my downsizing and move" Veronica of Warren. To learn more about Veronica's experience click here.
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