Suggestions from the Team at Wesley Enhanced Living
You have finally done it. After much soul-searching and many family conferences, you are moving from the family home to a senior living community. Now the real work begins. There are decades of photos and memorabilia to wade through. There are dishes, knick-knacks, furniture and garden tools to sort through as you downsize. Beyond the physical work of sorting, packing, and moving, the emotional turmoil can cause delays and second-guessing. Are you making the right decision? Do you genuinely want to leave it all behind?
Moving across the country, state or even across town, can be an exciting new chapter in your life. At Wesley Enhanced Living continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), we make acclimating to your new home effortless with a variety of opportunities to meet new people and learn new things. Grab hold of your golden years with our help and enjoy retirement!
Tips to Ease a Long Distance Move
Downsizing and preparing for a move is much easier when you use these tips:
- Start Downsizing Belongings Early: Once you have made up your mind to move, start sorting through your stuff right away. The last thing you want to do is get blindsided by a sudden sale of your home leaving you scrambling to pack and leave. It is a good idea to start as early as a month or two before you list your home on the market.
- Establish an Action Plan: Determine which rooms you should tackle first. One suggestion is to work on the places that are at the “heart” of the home. The rooms where the family gathered most frequently, such as the kitchen, living room, or family room. These are the areas that not only tend to have the most clutter, but they also have the most memories.
- Put Stuff into Piles: As you work in a room, make four piles – keep, donate, give to family, and trash. You might even want a “sell” pile for some items. Remember, your new place may be much smaller, so it will help to see that the “keep” pile is among the smaller ones. You may even want to work with a diagram of your new home to help you determine what furniture you have room to take.
- Keep Your Children in the Loop: While you may think your daughter would love the antique clock, she may prefer modern, contemporary décor for her home instead. Talk to your kids and ask them if there are items they want. If not, get rid of them by either donating or selling.
Enjoy Life and Family at Wesley Enhanced Living
Embrace a new lease of life at Wesley Enhanced Living. Contact one of our Philadelphia area locations and find out why seniors love where they live. Our staff is happy to discuss your elder’s needs or your own, give you a tour and inform you of our range of services.
Wesley Enhanced Living provides high-quality senior retirement communities for you or your loved ones. Please visit us to learn more or click here to request more information today.