Moving house is an emotional and stressful experience for most people, even if the new home is just down the street. Seniors who are moving to an independent living community might find the transition more challenging. They are not only leaving their home, but in most cases, can only take some of their belongings with them. As a result, the sorting, cleaning and packing can become a long and tiring task. If you or an elderly loved one are getting ready to move to a retirement residence, read our downsizing tips below. It will make it easier to sort out your belongings and transition easily into your new home.