Empty nesters who are planning a downsize move need to consider many things. The downsize moves are one of the most complicated moves to manage properly. There is a lot of pre-planning involved in order for it to be successful. There are special arrangements that need to be made. Empty nesters should give themselves at least six months to prepare for their move.
What are the preparations for empty nesters:
What will fit in the new home and what to do with what doesn’t. The first step is to get a solid floor plan of the new home. With that floor plan, you can plan what your are going to take with you, you can go through your current home and find out what will fit and where those belongings will go in your new home.
Next you need to determine what are you going to do with the items that won’t be going to the new home: are they family heirlooms, do they have a lot of sentimental value, is there someone in the family who wants them.
If this is the case, you then need to determine how you are going to ship those items to the person. Or if someone in the family wants the items, but is not ready to take ownership of the items, where will those belongings be stored?
Lastly, if an items is not going to be used in the new home, and is not being given to family, what do you want to do with those items such as donating them to a worthy charity.
The above is perfect for the large furniture, but remember, this vetting process needs to happen with everything in the house. The process can be overwhelming, and many people choose to bring in an organizing company to help.