Tools That Will Help You Downsize

Tired of Your Oversized Home? These Tools Will Help You Downsize

Do you find yourself dreaming of a smaller home while spending your Saturdays dusting guest bedrooms and vacuuming the stairs? As beautiful as they are, big homes become burdensome over time, especially as we grow older. Rather than sticking it out in a home that’s too big to manage, why not downsize to something more comfortable? Whether you’re eyeing a condo or a custom cabin, a smaller home promises convenience and cost savings — two things you can never have enough of! Before you get started, use the following resources to learn all about the downsizing process and discover helpful tools to use along the way.

General Downsizing Resources

Downsizing isn’t an “easy” process, but fortunately, there are a few simple ways to make everything a little less challenging. Learn different ways to plug technology into the process to help you streamline and reduce your stress levels.

Your Move Simplified: The 9 Best Apps for Moving
Useful apps to help streamline each part of the moving process.
https://rismedia.com/2017/07/12/your-move-simplified-9-best-apps-moving/

Sell, Digitize, Organize, and Clean Up Your Junk with These Apps
Declutter your living space before putting your home on the market.
https://www.popsci.com/best-decluttering-apps/

Websites and Apps to Sell Stuff in Your Neighborhood
Learn where you can sell your stuff locally, and which websites charge commission.
https://moneypantry.com/apps-to-sell-stuff-locally/#neighborhood

5 Steps to Prepare Your House for Sale
You want to sell your home for the best price; use this checklist to help make that happen.
Don’t 
forget to plan each project in advance to give yourself time to complete (use your phone’s calendar and reminders to help keep to-dos on your radar).
https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/prepare-house-for-sale/

How to Take Real Estate Photos Worthy of a Magazine Spread
Learn some important tricks of the photography trade to ensure the photos of your home encourage (not discourage) potential buyers.
https://www.homelight.com/blog/how-to-take-real-estate-photos/

How to Sell Your House Online
Online visibility for your property is key since that’s the first place buyers look; learn about your options when it comes to selling your home online.
https://www.redfin.com/resources/how-to-sell-a-house-online



Senior-Specific Selling Resources

The downsizing process for seniors can be tricky, as it involves both physical and emotional challenges. Below, find resources specific to seniors going through the moving process.

How to Make Moving Easier for Seniors
Learn how to approach the moving process with sensitivity to ease any emotional tension.
https://www.angieslist.com/articles/how-make-moving-easier-seniors.htm

How Technology Can Help Seniors
While some seniors embrace technology, others may run from it. Either way, technology can help during the move plus, it can have many other benefits as well.
https://thriveglobal.com/stories/how-technology-can-help-seniors/

Relocation Technology: How the Modern Moving Process Works for You
This resource illustrates how modern technology can make the tasks involved with moving more of a minor inconvenience rather than a massive hurdle.
https://www.moving.org/relocation-technology-how-the-modern-moving-process-works-for-you/

Best Cell Phones, Plans, and Accessories for Seniors
If a technology purchase or upgrade is necessary for your senior, find out what phones, plans, and accessories are best suited.
https://www.verizonwireless.com/articles/best-cell-phones-plans-and-accessories-for-senior/

8 Assisted Living Search Mistakes to Avoid
If your loved one is downsizing to an assisted living facility, it’s important to prepare for the transition. Learn from mistakes others made to ensure you don’t fall prey to the same issues.
https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/assisted-living-search-top-mistakes-to-avoid-1-22-13/

Right now, you might be thinking that downsizing sounds like an awful lot of work — and you’re not wrong! But what sounds better: Doing the hard work of moving once or toiling away to maintain a big home? When it comes to your home, we think the choice is clear, so why wait? The sooner you start downsizing, the sooner you can enjoy your new low-maintenance lifestyle.

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By Guest Blogger, Andy Hughes

By |2019-11-05T18:47:11+00:00November 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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