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    Practical Downsizing Tips and Resources for Seniors

    Are you in your golden years and have come to the conclusion that it is time to move on from your current home? Downsizing your belongings and moving to a smaller home can be an emotionally and physically taxing experience. But if you know a little about what you’re getting into and take steps to prepare, then the process can go much more smoothly. What’s more, you don’t have to wait until the coronavirus lockdown has ended to get started. Here are some tips and resources to help you begin your downsize.

    Figure Out Your Finances
    There are many financial implications to consider when it comes to downsizing:

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    Use Online Tools to Buy and Sell
    The coronavirus pandemic has changed how many real estate transactions are done, but people are still buying and selling homes all over the country.

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    Search for Palm Coast Properties

    Declutter and Pack Thoroughly
    Now, it’s time to declutter your belongings and pack the items you will be taking with you to the new home.

    Practical Decluttering Tips for Seniors
    How to Pack for a Move: A Complete Checklist
    Must-Have Packing and Moving Supplies Checklist

    Plan and Execute the Move
    Finally, make arrangements for a smooth moving experience. 

    How to Organize, Plan and Prepare for a Household Move
    Hiring a Moving Company vs. Renting a Moving Truck
    19 Companies to Help Seniors Downsize and Relocate
    5 Top Tips to Make Moving Day Smooth

    Downsizing is never simple, but there are additional factors to consider when you’re a senior. Be sure to look into the financial implications of downsizing and ways you can buy and sell a home during the pandemic. Also, try to declutter and pack effectively, and make a solid plan for the moving process. Then, you can get on with making the most of your golden years!

    Andrea Needham

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