Article provided by Mary Dilly from Downsizing Solutions
The scariest part of downsizing/moving for anyone is the question of “What do I do with all my stuff?” Even if you have lived in your home for 5 years (let alone 50 years), everyone has treasures that they have been collecting for years. Each treasure has a special memory and that makes it hard to give things up. However, moving to retirement living is all about downsizing before your move.
If I can give ONE piece of helpful advice, please let it be this: Even if you don’t plan on moving for two years, interview and hire a downsizer who you like and trust to start the process now. The last thing you want is to have ill health precipitate a quick and hasty move to retirement living. The process can be fun! Donating your treasures to families who are in need and giving gifts to family and friends while you are around to enjoy seeing their happiness is all part of the process and should be enjoyed by you!
Even if you start with a room a week/month and start the process. It is amazing how quickly it can go and how great you will feel as It is happening.
Call a downsizer today and get started on the process. You (and your children) will never regret this decision.