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Downsizing for Parents Part II

Downsizing is easier said than done especially when it involves parents. It requires careful thought, patience, and thorough planning. If you haven’t read the first part of this post, click this link. If you’re ready for the second part, then let’s proceed.

Before they find their next home, help your parents to reduce their possessions. Due to the amount of decluttering that must be done before they can sell their house, it will take on average three months.

Decluttering can be a physically and emotionally taxing task for seniors. Families should consider decluttering a process and not an event.

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Downsizing Tips For Parents Part I

Even the most meticulous plans for downsizing can go wrong, causing stress for both senior parents and their adult children. To help your parents downsize, it is important to have a plan, lots of time and increased emotional awareness.

We offer expert advice from three senior move managers who specialize in downsizing. This will help you plan for every stage of your parent’s downsizing, including how to:

  • Start the downsizing conversation
  • A senior-friendly real estate agent is available to help you.
  • Find the ideal home for your parents
  • Your parents’ home can be decluttered
  • Help your parents with their move
  • Celebrate the downsizing of your parents together
  • Do it early and with compassion
  • Hire a moving and packing company
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Downsizing Tips For A Smaller Home

It can be difficult to move into a smaller house. But, it’s an opportunity to declutter, downsize, and organize your belongings so that you can make a fresh start in your new home. We have all the information you need to make this process easy!

Moving To A Smaller Home? Here Are Some Downsizing Tips

Declutter.

Although it may seem like spring cleaning, we encourage you to clean out all closets, cabinets, and drawers of your home in order to eliminate unnecessary items. You may not have seen the garage or under your sink in years. These areas should be addressed first.

Spatial awareness.

When packing for your move keep in mind how much space you will need in your smaller home. It is not a good idea to have everything in one place. When downsizing, it is important to be mindful of the square footage of your new house.

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Home Organizing: Six Tips to Make Spring Cleaning a Success

The birds are singing, the flowers are in bloom, but the house feels stuck with what they refer to as the winter blues. When it comes to spring cleaning, people know it as a tradition that lets us clean out our homes and prepare for the busy seasons of summer and spring. Although it can seem daunting, home organizing doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

Home Organizing: 6 Spring Cleaning Tips To Help You Get Started.

Clean Room by room

It is the best way to clean your home. To help you organize and remind yourself of areas that require extra attention, create cleaning checklists for each room. You can skip areas that have not been cleaned in recent months and instead focus on those parts that were neglected during winter.

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5 Easy Ways To Declutter Your Garage

Garage organization poses unique challenges. How can you combine toys, tools, sporting equipment and cleaning supplies into one place? How do you declutter this part of your home?

Every household keeps things in its garage that they don’t need. Garages can become a household’s “dumping ground” because they contain too many things. You aren’t the only one who has accumulated a lot of clutter. You don’t have to worry if your garage is full of clutter. A professional home organizer has seen the following: dead and alive animals, food spoilage, photos that are ruined by moisture, termite-infested furnishings that never made it to a dump, and so on.

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Tips To Declutter and Organize Your Garage

There are few better places than your garage for storage space. The problem with garages is that they are often a mess. Many local families cannot park their cars in their garages because it is so full of their stuff. If this is you, stay put! This article offers great tips on how to declutter and organize your garage.

Declutter: Get Rid of Everything You Don’t Use

Most of the junk in your garage is actually junk. Your son’s bicycle that he has outgrown. Your daughter’s broken toys. The lamp your dog knocked over last Thanksgiving. You can free up lots of garage space by decluttering. It is a good rule of thumb to get rid of junk that you don’t use, need, or want. There are several ways to do this, including:

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DOWNSIZING GUIDE FOR SENIORS

Seniors know that they eventually have to downsize to cut costs, simplify their lifestyle, deal with medical issues, or to be closer to their grand kids. The process is usually tolling and stressful, both physically and emotionally. However, you don’t have to feel overwhelmed. Here are a few downsizing tips for seniors.

Senior-friendly Downsizing Tips

Start Early

Give yourself enough time to downsize. The downsizing process will take longer than you expect so you need to have a lot of time to sort through all of your belongings. You can’t do this in just a single day or one weekend. Give yourself a more realistic timeframe like a few weeks or months. Work on one room at a time and make sure to take breaks as needed. You’ll find downsizing less stressful if you are not rushed.

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Do You Need Tips For Decluttering Your Home?

Many people don’t have the means to hire a professional organizer. You don’t have to hire a professional organizer for decluttering and organizing your home.

Sometimes, people spend hundreds of dollars on professional organizers only to discover that they are unable to maintain the costly system they were given. (More on this later).

These tips will help you organize your home.

You’ll be one step closer towards a clutter-free home if you only find one tip from this list you can use in your own home.

Comment below to let me know your thoughts about this post. Do you have any organizing or downsizing tips? Would you like to share your organizing tips?

The Best Tips for Decluttering Your Home

Reduce the amount of stuff you bring into your home.

If you continue to bring more things into your home, it will be difficult to keep your home clean and organized.

How will you ever organize your home if your home is the same size as it was before and you continue to buy more stuff? You will eventually run out of space.

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How to tell when a senior is ready to downsize and how to help?

Aging brings new challenges for most people and that includes downsizing. You may have to deal with new health issues, financial difficulties and adult children moving away from your home.

Some people move every few decades, others more often. Others stay put for many years. Many people will need to move in their old age.

Relocating can be difficult, but moving as a senior can present its own challenges. Moving into assisted living or memory care facilities for your declining health will make it more difficult. Your home might contain a lifetime’s worth of possessions. Moving can also be costly if you are under financial pressure.

There are many things you can do to make your move easier, which includes decluttering. It is possible to reduce stress by knowing when you need to move, making the right decisions abo ut whether a family member will move in with your family, and planning ahead for the new home. Learn more about senior moving and downsizing to make the right decision for you and your family.

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How Can You Declutter Each Room in your Home?

It can be a daunting task to declutter your entire home can be a daunting task, whether you are trying to downsize or simplify your life. It is best to declutter in stages. Focus on one area, one space or one zone of a room before moving onto the next. You will feel more confident as you see success in each step.

To declutter your home you don’t need any fancy tools. However, five bins or baskets are required for the following five purposes:

You can throw away items that have escaped their storage areas. This could be a coffee cup in your bathroom or a sweatshirt for the kitchen. These items can be returned in the designated places.

Recycle: This bin can be used to recycle paper, plastic or glass.

This container can be used to fix/mend items, such as shoes you don’t love but need to be cleaned.

Trash: You can designate one basket to hold items that you don’t want, and those that can be thrown away immediately.

Donate: You can designate one bin to hold items you wish to donate to a charity or another person. These items should be things you can see another person needing or wanting.

This task can be accomplished with bins, baskets or just cardboard boxes. These bins can be taken into every room or left in a central location in your home to help you organize. It is important to not go looking for containers as you declutter. Instead, set up your bins before you start.

These are some of the best ways to declutter your home using these five bins.

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