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Downsizing for Seniors: Less Space, But Still a Big Responsibility

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When you’re ready to move out of your long-time family home, you may be overwhelmed at the thought. While it’s true that it will take some work, you can accomplish this feat, and doing so can help you age safely for years to come. Before you make the adjustment, however, spend some time reviewing the following resources. These tips cover everything from how much you can expect to spend to relocate to how to make friends in your new neighborhood.

How Much Does It Cost To Move?

Ideally, you will walk away with equity. But you will still have to spend to make your move.

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What Do I Do with My Stuff?

You likely have more stuff than you know what to do with. Here’s how to de-clutter, where to store your treasures, and what to do with them when your heirs are not sentimental.

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I’ve Moved. Now What?

First, make sure your new home is set up and laid out with your needs and abilities in mind. Then, you can get out into your new neighborhood to explore and make new friends.

How to Transfer Utilities to Your Name When Moving

Set Yourself Up with a Reliable Internet Service Provider

The Aging in Place Home: The Layout

50 Ways to Make New Friends After 50

Downsizing may be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. But just because it’s an easy choice does not mean the transition will be simple. The best way to avoid issues is to arm yourself with information and carefully consider which steps to take to reduce stress and limit obstacles. 

Where to look for a condo that would lend itself to aging in place

We have compiled a few suggestions of single story condos around the area:

https://search.arbormove.com/search/results/Single_Story_Condos

If you’d like us to modify this search for you, please reach out to sales@arbormove.com and we are happy to help.

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