The close of your career means finally using your retirement savings to pursue your interests. It often includes a move to a home in an area where you’ve always wanted to live. You don’t need to tackle the moving tasks on your own, as help is available for every aspect of the process. Brought to you by Ready Stays, below are ways to find the assistance you need to move to a new home in retirement smoothly.
Research Your Local Real Estate Market
To ensure you get the top price for your current home when selling, spend time researching your local real estate market to learn the sales price of comparable houses. This gives you an idea of how much money you can expect to get on your sale. It may give you all the cash you need to purchase your retirement home, especially if you move to a location with a lower cost of living.
Hire a Senior Move Manager
A move to a new home works best with a plan that lists all the necessary details. It is essential if you are leaving a home you’ve lived in for decades and downsizing to a smaller house. Thankfully, a professional Senior Move Manager can guide you through the process.
Hiring an expert in senior moves saves you time and money as the manager has connections with other service providers you need and knowledge about keeping your costs down while not compromising on quality. Some of the tasks they can handle for you include:
- Creating a custom moving checklist.
- Preparing your home for sale.
- Determining what furniture will fit in your new home.
- Helping you to sort through your belongings.
- Arranging a sale for your unwanted items.
- Shipping heirloom treasures to family members.
You can hire a Senior Move Manager on an hourly basis or create a package price for those services you need. These managers are easy to find in every state through an online search tool.
Find a Senior Moving Service
Your move manager will have a list of movers who specialize in helping older adults. Be sure to narrow down that list by searching for “furniture movers near me” and checking out online reviews about each company. To save money, also search on the moving company’s website for specials or coupons. Visit the AARP website for any available discounts, as well. Finally, meet and get a quote for your move from a couple of the companies that meet your requirements.
The moving company will handle the physical aspects of your move for you, including:
- Providing moving boxes and supplies.
- Packing your belongings.
- Wrapping your furniture in protective plastic.
- Disconnecting and packing your electronics.
- Transporting your belongings.
- Unpacking everything in your new home.
- Removing all the empty boxes.
Letting the company do all the work allows you a more peaceful moving process and protects you from injury due to overexertion.
Follow These Moving Tips
To help your move process go smoothly, follow these additional tips. Don’t push yourself beyond your physical and mental limits by knowing when to stop for the day. Make it a point to take care of yourself by eating right and getting plenty of rest. Pack a suitcase of a change of clothes, toiletries, and any medications you need and transport it yourself to your new location.
Starting your retirement with a move to a new home is less stressful when you get help from professionals who specialize in senior moves.