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How Do I Downsize for a Move?

April 30th, 2012 4:59 pm by

For various reasons, you may be downsizing for a move.  The kids are gone and you have found yourself in a home that is now to large to manage.  Moving as you downsize is another chapter in life that is filled with excitement and emotion.  For those of you who have found yourself in this situation, moving on from your family home where the memories are so strong can be emotionally charged.  However, there are many things to keep in mind as you begin the process. 

The first thing you need to do is to begin to detach yourself from your current home.  It is the most difficult but the most important to the success of the move and your transition.  You will not be ready to ‘move on’ if you can’t leave your current home behind.  Therefore, find the right time to make the decision and stick with it.  Begin to detach by selling or giving some of your things away that will not fit in your new place.  This is a step in the right direction and an opportunity to help gain some cash to help fund your relocation. Filtering through your things will give you a chance to go down memory lane and come to terms with your decision.  Having someone close to help you will make all the difference.  Weeding through your items will also help you save on the cost of your move because you will be moving less of your things.  It will also give you an opportunity to pass things down to your family in an organized fashion.  As you move forward, you want to meet with your Highland professionals to understand the process.  They will be more than willing to help you get ready for your move.  Further, if you have designated a family member to help during the move, please make sure to let your professionals here at Highland know.  This way that can help both of you through the process.  

Keep in mind that finding the right place to move will make all the difference.  You will now look forward to the your new life in your new location and begin to fill that space with wonderful memories.