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Downsizing Done Right: Simplifying Your Move

Categories: Buying New, ENERGY STAR, Falcon Pointe West, Mayberry Homes General, New Homes, News, Real Estate, Uncategorized | Posted: September 11, 2019

Are you ready to downsize to a smaller home but don’t know where to start?

For many people, moving or downsizing to a smaller home can be emotionally challenging.  After raising a family or spending a good portion of their adult lives in one home, it is often difficult to think about putting it on the market.

Yet, the process does not have to be as stressful as you might imagine.

Because of the memories associated with a home and its belongings collected over a lifetime, it can be difficult for older adults—and often their family members and loved ones—to make decisions about what to keep and what to give away.

Here are the three key things people should consider before they begin the downsizing process:

  • It takes time. It is hard to imagine moving out of a home you have lived in for so long. Likewise, organizing all of the steps involved in a move can be overwhelming. Be sure to give yourself enough time to process the changes that will be taking place.
  • It is important to have support. Downsizing can be physically and emotionally draining for both you and your family. Make sure you have a support system in place before you begin the process. This task is too arduous to take on alone.
  •  Don’t let your belongings hold you back. It can be challenging to decide what to keep and what to part with, but you should not let that process be a burden. You can take the most important items with you, and your support system can help you decide what should be sold, donated or given to another family member. And remember, it is very possible to recreate your favorite living space in your new home.

When you’re ready to downsize, take a tour of Falcon Pointe West in East Lansing!