Making the switch to a new home is a lot of work, so take this change as an opportunity for taking control of clutter by throwing out what you need and leave space for the things that you really care about. One of the most stressful times can be the frenzy of moving day. Especially for seniors and those who are transitioning into retirement, it can get pretty complicated to get everything arranged.
On top of the physical strain of hauling boxes and furniture, you also have to deal with cutting the emotional ties to the home and many of the items you decide not to take with you. Luckily, you don’t have to go through this undertaking alone! With just one quick call, you can meet your senior move manager and forget about arranging moving trucks and haulers and focus on preparing your new home. One of the tasks that you will want to leave for yourself is designating what to take and what to leave. This can take some time, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to start labeling boxes and furniture with post-it notes (Some common labels include keep, throw out and donate).
Taking control of clutter means making some tough decisions, and parting with items that you like having; but don’t need. There are plenty of memorabilia that accumulate over the years; and hanging onto all of them can become another source of clutter. It might feel like you are losing more than you are gaining with this change, but in reality, it is focusing on quality instead of quantity. This is also a necessary change if you are downsizing into a smaller space! Moving day isn’t easy, but when you plan ahead and put your focus on taking control of clutter, you can relax and get settled in your new home with ease!