Moving Tips for Seniors Who Are Downsizing

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Downsizing from your family home into a smaller space can be a difficult transition, especially if you have lived in your current home for many years — or even decades. There is an emotional element of leaving behind memories and the living space you are used to, as well as the practical element of packing up and moving out. Your friends at True Friends Moving Company have put together some tips to make this process easier for you and your family. Let’s get started!

Start Early

Start packing early – months in advance if possible. This will give you more time to review items and decide which ones should stay and which should go. It's important to give yourself enough time to go through each item so that you don't take things with you that you no longer need or want. You also don't want to be rushed into decisions about what to discard or give away.

Be Selective

We often accumulate too many things that we don’t really need over the years. When deciding which items you want to keep, ask yourself if they are still useful or have sentimental value. If an item doesn’t have sentimental value, or if you haven’t used it in ages, let it go. It might be difficult initially, but being selective will help make the process less overwhelming and ensure you only bring useful or meaningful items with you on your next journey.

Utilize Professional Services

If you feel overwhelmed by packing and downsizing, consider hiring a professional team that specializes in helping seniors move out of their homes. These experts can help guide the process and ensure that your belongings make it safely to your smaller space. Professional services can also save time, energy, and stress during the move, making it less overwhelming for everyone involved.

Stay Organized

When downsizing, it's essential to stay organized throughout the entire process. Label all boxes clearly with their contents before they are packed so that unpacking them in your new space goes smoothly and quickly without too much hassle or confusion. Color-code boxes according to room so they can be placed in the correct location right away when they arrive at their destination.

True Friends Moving Company: Your Nashville Senior Living Movers

Whether you’re downsizing for financial reasons or simply because of lifestyle changes, it's important to remember that this move is an opportunity for a fresh start! When you choose True Friends Moving Company for your senior living moving services, you will be taken care of from start to finish.

You will have a designated Move Manager, who will be your advocate, friend, and confidant throughout the entire process. Your Move Manager will work with you to understand your needs and provide customized moving solutions. They will carefully coordinate all aspects of the move and ensure it is carried out with the utmost care and efficiency.

Please feel free to call us at (615) 240-2811 with any questions and to learn more about what we can do for you!