Nearly 64 percent of retirees have moved or plan to move. It’s no wonder, because downsizing in retirement provides an opportunity to save money and improve your quality of life. When shopping for a new home, there are certain criteria to look for and costs you need to consider. In addition to working with a savvy agent at Nth Degree Realty to find the perfect home for retirement, the following resource guide will help clear up some of the confusion when it comes to moving as a senior.
Paring down possessions
When you decide to move, it will be critical to declutter and organize your personal possessions so you take only what you need to your new home.
- How to Start Decluttering Before a Move
- How to Declutter Your Whole House – Step-By-Step
- How to Get Rid of Stuff Around the House
- 8 Rules for Ditching Sentimental Clutter
Finding a place to live
When deciding where to move, consider the safety and cost of living in the city you’re interested in as well as the home price you can afford.
- Where Should You Retire?
- Best Places to Live in the Columbus Area
- Good Neighborhoods for Aging – What Makes Them That Way (or Not)
- Should I Move to a Smaller Home?
- Home Modifications for Seniors: A Room-By-Room Guide
Hiring help for the move
Not only is doing a DIY move stressful, it can be downright dangerous for seniors. Hiring professional movers to transport your belongings and even pack and unpack for you will protect you from injury.
- 8 Benefits of Hiring Local Movers
- How Much Do Movers Cost for a Local Move?
- What To Expect & What Not To Do When Movers Pack For You
Settling in to a new neighborhood
After the move, getting settled can take some getting used to. But with proactive measures, you can make your new house feel like home, and you can get acquainted with your neighbors and your new neighborhood.
- Top Tips for Settling Into Your New Home
- How to Settle Into Your New Neighborhood
- Ask the Expert: Senior-Friendly Places in Columbus, Ohio
Moving as a senior may be stressful, but it’s a great opportunity to find a house that better suits you as you age. It’s also an opportunity to simplify your life, which enables you to have a better plan for aging in place and enjoying your golden years.