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Tips To Help your Parents Downsize

Are your parents moving in with you, into an assisted living facility or perhaps into a smaller home or apartment? Whatever the situation is and wherever they plan to relocate, it’s likely that they’re moving to a smaller space. If that’s the case then they have to downsize. For some, senior downsizing may sound negative, but it actually offers several benefits like having a simpler life, getting documents and other paperwork in proper order, and the chance to see the next generation to enjoy the heirlooms.

Even if your parents are willing and ready to downsize, senior relocating and downsizing can be an overwhelming experience. Here are some downsizing tips from professional organizers.

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Downsizing Problems: How To Help Your Parents Clean Out

If you are busy with your career and your family life, helping your parents with senior relocating or senior downsizing can be very stressful. It can be tempting to find ways to get it done right away by taking the tough love approach. However, since you’re the adult child who’s been tasked to help out, you have to think about the feelings of your parents before you deal with the logistics.

Downsizing and Moving Tips

You need to convince your parents that they need to clean out and downsize their possessions. However, you need to do this carefully. You should position cleaning as a collaborative effort rather than as an order so that they won’t feel attacked. Use gentle words and make senior downsizing and decluttering sound like it’s a fun process.

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How To Hire A Professional Organizer?

You may need the help of a professional organizer because of an unexpected life change. Regardless of the reason why you need to work with an expert, there are a few things you can do to make sure that you choose the right one.

Tips For Hiring A Professional Organizer

Honesty Is A Must

Why do you need to hire an expert in home organizing? Knowing the reason will not only help you but the organizer as well. It’s the perfect way to ensure that the person you hire can help you achieve your objectives. Don’t be scared to spend some time taking down notes that you can bring when you talk to an organizer. When you know what exactly it is that you need, make sure to be honest when you’re speaking with the professional organizer. You can avoid problems later on if you keep an open line of communication. Plus, it will help ensure that the expert you hired can do the job you need.

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Organize Your Home To Sell It Faster

The idea of moving can be a frightening thought. There’s a lot of things to do and too many details to address, which is why many homeowners decide to remain where they are now. But these shouldn’t stop you from moving to a new and better place. Selling your house and relocating to a new house doesn’t have to be stressful. Fortunately, you can hire a home organizing professional to help you with the transition.

Declutter

You need to declutter. Cut down the furniture, décor, family pictures, and clutter you have on display to a certain amount that will make your space look more inviting and open. Get rid of the excess items from your closets and cabinets and create a more spacious feel. The entryway just also be easy to navigate and clutter free.

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Why Hire A Professional Organizer For Your Move

Moving can be a very stressful event and that’s why you need to hire the help of the experts. Yes, you may still be able to do many things on your own but there are instances when you’ll need the help of a professional organizer.

How can a professional organizer help?

Cut down your moving weight

Most moving companies charge by weight. Although getting rid of your extra skinny jeans and underwear might not reduce the moving weight that much but getting rid of 20 bags of books can. Before you begin packaging (at least two months before the move), you can enlist the help of a home organizing expert who can assist you in thinning out your shoes and books. These are some of the items that you may find it hard to be objective about.

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Home Organizing Checklist For February

February is the best time of year to enjoy home comforts such as reading, watching movies, cooking big meals for your family. To help you with all the things you need to do, here’s a home organizing checklist that you can follow for the month of February.

February Home Organizing Tips

Rotate the mattress

Before you change the sheets, you should rotate your mattress first, if you didn’t do so recently. Rotating the mattress every few months can help it to wear evenly as well as extend its comfort and life.

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