There may come a time in the life of your senior loved one when they face the need to downsize. Whether they are moving into a smaller home, an assisted living facility, or in with you, downsizing may seem a daunting task. Even the need to modify an existing home in order to make it safer or to accommodate equipment like wheelchairs can mean treasured furniture and other items have to be removed from the home.
It is my goal to help you understand that downsizing can be for anyone, not just for an elderly person who is moving to a care facility or retirement community. You could be downsizing because your home seems extremely large, now that all the kids have moved out and are on their own, or you have moved to another city or state to start over. For any reason for your move, it can be very daunting and hard. There are more elements to a move than just putting your items in a box.
If you have sold your home, you are probably expected to take care of some inspection issues, like a new roof or furnace. When you move you want the place to be perfect for the new buyer so you will need to hire a carpet cleaner, house cleaner, and window cleaner. Do you trust your mover? How do you decide who is best for you? Are you putting any items in storage? Are you going to give your kids some of your belongings now so they can enjoy them, instead of storing them for later?
If you are moving to downsize to a retirement community, get your family involved. Take pictures of your home now with all your belongings. Measure your new place and decide which items you want to take with you; the items that will make you happy. Give your children or family member’s the items you want them to have to enjoy now. Make a list of what you want them to have later.
I am wonderful at Project Management and helping in all the areas of above. I am also great at being the go-between with families that are struggling with difficult moves. So please do not hesitate to giving me a call to help you.
To also help meet these needs and share in some important information, I am offering free seminars titled, “Downsizing with Dignity”, which includes ”Document Information and Organization”, and “Elderly Safety in the Home”. These two seminars are held in various locations in Central Oregon and the program is open to all individuals who care for or anticipate caring for aging parents, or want the information for themselves.
If you would like to host one of these free seminars, or your company or organization wish to find out when the next seminar is being given then please give me a call today.