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As you near retirement, it can be a good idea to move to be closer to your kids and grandkids, enjoy a better climate, or to simply get a fresh start on life. However, the process of moving can be tiring, especially for seniors.
Moving heavy objects, saying goodbye to old belongings, and dealing with the general sense of change that a move brings isn’t always easy. While it isn’t always a walk in the park, our tips will help you make the move as smooth as possible.
Understand Your New Floor Plan
Before you get started planning your move, you should understand your new home’s floor plan. This will help you determine how much of your existing belongings can make the move and what types of furniture you can fit.
Getting rid of your old belongings can be one of the most difficult things to do when moving. That said, it’s also extremely liberating to free yourself of unnecessary clutter. Consider holding a yard sale, donating old belongings, or simply throwing unusable items away.
Create a Moving Binder
Organize a moving binder to ensure you don’t forget any important steps in the moving process. Include important receipts, contact information for your moving company, a moving budget, permits, your schedule, and anything else that’s important to keep track of.
Reach Out to Friends and Family
One of the best ways to make your move easier is to ask for help. Have your friends and family assist with carrying heavier objects, organizing your move ahead of time, and even with downsizing if they’re willing. While you don’t want to ask too much of your loved ones, having their support can make the process of moving easier and more enjoyable.
Whether you’re moving for retirement or simply to get a fresh start on life, remember to follow the above outlined tips. For information on tax-friendly retirement states and more moving tips, check out the infographic below.