If you’re like many seniors, deciding when and how to downsize your home might be an essential step in addressing the changes that come with growing older. But considering a move can often feel overwhelming–not just because of the uncertainty but also because of the many decisions you have to make along the way. One such decision is whether it’s worth hiring professional help as you plan and execute this process. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some practical points you should keep in mind before deciding if hiring someone for downsizing assistance.  

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 What Does Downsizing Mean? 

Downsizing is the process of reducing the size and number of belongings in order to move into a smaller space. This could mean moving from a large house into a smaller condo or apartment, or simply moving from one house to another that has fewer bedrooms, bathrooms, and overall square footage. The goal of downsizing is to simplify your life and free up time and money that is spent on maintaining larger spaces. 

When Is It Time to Downsize? 

The decision about when to downsize can be difficult for many people but there are some common signs that indicate it may be time for a change. If you’ve noticed that your current living space is too large for you or your family, or if you find yourself spending more time cleaning than enjoying your home, then it’s likely time to downsize. 

Do I Need Professional Help with Downsizing? 

The short answer is yes! WayForth knows how stressful downsizing can be and our experienced team of professionals will work with you every step of the way to help you make decisions about what to keep, donate or sell, as well as what to let go.  

During this process, we emphasize open communication and respect, so you’ll feel good about the choices you make. Our years of experience means we bring a variety of sorting methods to the table and know what questions to ask to help you make the most of this service. We’ll even plan a donation run or coordinate storage options, so you don’t have to take time out of your busy schedule.  

3 Important Things to Keep in Mind: 

  • Your Financial Situation – Before making any major decisions, take a close look at your income and debt situation. Determine how much money you have coming in each month and how much of that money will be required to pay off debts or other expenses. This will give you an idea of whether it’s feasible to stay in your current home or if downsizing would save you money in the long run. 
  • Your Lifestyle – When considering whether to downsize, think about how much time is spent in each room of the house and if living in a smaller space would help simplify your daily life. Maybe there are rooms in your home that aren’t used very often and could be let go without impacting your lifestyle too drastically. Or perhaps staying in a smaller space would free up time from having to clean or maintain a larger home so that you can focus on other things that matter most to you.
  • The Market – Research the current housing market and what size homes are selling for in your area so that you have an idea of what’s available should you decide to downsize. Think about what kind of amenities are important to you like proximity to public transportation or access to local parks or stores. Also consider how close family members live and if moving closer could bring additional comfort and support into your life as well as increase overall quality of life as we age.  

At WayForth, we understand how daunting downsizing can be – especially for seniors who are facing this transition alone or with limited support from family members who live far away. That’s why we offer professional assistance every step of the way so that you don’t have to worry about anything going wrong during this stressful process.  

With our help, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that everything will get done quickly and efficiently so that you can focus on settling into your new place without any additional stress! So, if you’re considering downsizing soon, remember–you always have the help of WayForth! Contact us today to learn more. 


Want more downsizing tips? Read our blog “6 Easy Tips to Help You Downsize” now! 

About the Author: WayForth

WayForth is the definitive provider of comprehensive and personalized moving solutions for life and business. Since 2016, WayForth has led the way in move management, providing solutions to over 15,000 individuals and families. How you move matters and no matter the destination, WayForth serves as a guide making life’s transitions easier to navigate. Call 1.844.WAYFORTH today to learn how we can help with your next move!
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