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Getting rid of stuff and moving into a smaller home can make your retired life a little easier. Downsizing means fewer chores, less yard work, and more time for the activities you love, like traveling or spending time with grandkids. Although downsizing can be overwhelming, a few simple preparations can go a long way to ensure everything goes smoothly. Here are some great resources to ensure your downsizing move is as effortless as possible.
Start with a Budget
Consider Your Housing Options
Get Help with Decluttering
Protect Your Possessions During the Move
Downsizing doesn’t have to be stressful! Offer yourself some peace of mind by making a realistic budget, calling in professional decluttering help, and protecting your valuables during your move. Take your time to make these preparations and search for the perfect new place to call home. You’ll be putting your feet up in your new house before you know it!
How to finance aging-in-place renovations: A fully accessible guide
Below is a link I think will help you navigate downsizing successfully. It contains comprehensive information for seniors in a wide range of financial situations who want to finance renovations so they can stay in their homes as they age.
- Home renovation loans
- Home equity loans/home equity lines of credit (HELOC)
- Reverse mortgages
- Government grants and loans
Creator and Editor
Andrea Needham is the creator and editor at Elders Day. A lifelong writer, she created her website to share information and resources with other seniors who love living it up as they age. eldersday.org