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Downsizing Your Home for Retirement

Senior Living | 06/28/19


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Why Downsizing Your Home for Retirement Can Be the Best Choice for You

For those who have retired or are about to retire, many factors come into play when considering a move to a senior living community. Can I afford my current lifestyle? What are the available options for me? Is my current home safe?

Jeff Westerman, the son of two residents at The Atrium at Navesink Harbor, was concerned about his parents’ home and the dangers it presented to them. He shared, “The future they’d foreseen was optimistic, but the reality of staying there, even with live-in assistance, was too much, just not safe or manageable.” To the relief of Jeff and his family, his parents fell in love with The Atrium the moment they stepped foot on campus.

One of the perks of moving to The Atrium is the help we offer in getting you settled into your new home. Jeff found that, “The Atrium even made very smooth what could have been a highly stressful moving day by being involved and preventing complications in advance.” Although downsizing can seem overwhelming now, doing so can help declutter your life and empower you to make important decisions for your future.

What Move Ahead Means for You: Tips for Downsizing Your Home

Our Move Ahead program means no worries during the downsizing process. We offer a variety of services to simplify your move and ensure a smooth transition to our senior living community. These services include sorting and decluttering your belongings, packing and moving, hosting an estate sale and more.

And, as an added bonus to downsizing your home, you’ll find that you’ll have all-inclusive pricing. The Atrium’s monthly service fee covers the majority of your living cost in a single check, making financial planning easier and your expenses more predictable. So not only will you have a smaller, more manageable living space, but your future is clearer when it comes to your finances.

To start, here are a few tips for downsizing your home we’ve come across in our experience:

  1. Take Inventory of Your Belongings: When going through your home, keep asking yourself, “What are the items most important to me?” This will help the decision-making process run smoothly.
  2. Label Your Boxes: Organization is key when it comes to packing. Clearly label the contents of each box, so you’ll know what room in your new home it belongs.
  3. Set a Goal: Keep focus through the downsizing process with a goal in mind. Whether it be finishing a room or just making that one phone call to a donation center, accomplishing tasks and checking off a list keeps you motivated.

Learn How Experts at The Atrium at Navesink Harbor Can Help You Downsize Your Home

At the Atrium at Navesink Harbor, we help to make your downsizing undertaking as easier and less stressful. From sorting your items to setting up the new floor plan, we’re with you every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more and start the process of creating your new home.