Tips For Downsizing

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Sep 14, 2011

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Moving can be overwhelming and extremely stressful. There are so many details to remember. Start by sorting items into the following categories: l Items to keep l Items to sell l Items to donate to charities l Items to give to family and friends l And items to throw out! Resist the urge to rent a storage unit, which only delays the down-sizing process and will cost money. Furniture and used items do not give you a big return so you may be better off taking the tax credit for donation.
For children assisting parents, make sure their medications are organized and readily accessible. To keep jewelry and valuables safe during the move consider a safety deposit box. Also, be compassionate since the move is not always a welcomed event. Go slow and keep communications open since emotions may run high. Give them tasks to keep them involved and make sure that they take breaks and eat something.
The moving process can be overwhelming and with physical limitations or medical conditions it can be a real challenge, but help is available. A senior move professional can offer you and your loved ones the organizational expertise that will make the process as easy as possible and assist you in making a positive step in a new direction.

Editors Note: This article was submitted by Brenda Bergin, owner of All the Right Moves, LLC, a Senior Move Management Company, 239-248-7284 or www.SeniorHomeMoves.com.

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