20 Tips to Downsizing – Part 4 of 4 – Get Help

20 Tips to Downsizing – Part 4 of 4 – Get Help

Downsizing tips: Get help

In our previous 3 posts, we covered Downsizing topics How to Sort, How to Cope with Treasure, How to Sell and Donate and What to Discard. While all of these tips make the process easier and more organized, it can still be daunting. No one should have to do this alone, so asking friends and family to help shouldn’t be out of the question. A lot of times, people are looking for ways to be of assistance to you. Asking for help in downsizing your life, or your elderly loved one’s life, is just what your friends are waiting for. If that’s not an option, consider the following:

By Paula Spencer Scott, Caring.com Author

  1. Consider bringing in the pros.

A fast-growing specialty, senior move managers specialize in helping older adults and are skilled at both the emotional and practical dimensions of late-life transitions. (The ten-year-old National Association of Professional Move Managers has more than 600 move-management company members.) These experts can defuse a parent-child emotional clash while handling everything from sorting and packing through hiring movers and unpacking in the new place. They usually charge an hourly fee that varies by locale.

Find a senior move manager.

  1. Investigate one-stop solutions if time is tight.

Deciding whether to sell, donate, give away, or throw away is stressful and takes a lot of time. Another way to outsource the tasks is to hold an estate sale. Caring Transitions is a chain of senior-relocation franchises that handle estate sales.

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