Transitioning from your home to a senior living community can be tricky. This process may involve levels of downsizing. Tapering down your belongings doesn’t have to be a drawback. In fact, it provides you with more free time and less clutter. Here is a guide to downsizing while moving to a new place to call home.
Learn About Your New Home
First, it’s important to figure out the logistics. How big will your room be? Will your furniture fit properly? Finding answers to these questions will help you figure out what you can take with you.
Make a Plan
Create a plan with a detailed list of your possessions and a budget. Mark certain days on your calendar for de-cluttering your current home. Define your goals and get help from family members and friends. Developing a list and planning the process out will make it feel less daunting.
Ask Questions About Each Item
As you begin sorting through your belongings, these questions will help you determine whether to take an item along with you:
- Is it necessary?
- Are there multiples?
- Will you use it regularly?
- Does it have significant financial and/or sentimental value?
- Will it fit in your new space?
- Can you give it to a friend or family member who will appreciate it more?
Organize your possessions into different piles, such as those to keep, give to loved ones, donate, sell, or throw away.
If you’re thinking about moving into a senior community, you need one that meets your needs and expectations. Find out how you can easily transition into a Kisco Senior Living community.