Moving into a retirement community and the downsizing process that comes with it can be a daunting and emotional prospect. The most important thing to remember is not to rush.
Choosing which items you want to keep and picking out those which are sentimental can be overwhelming, so taking your time during this process will help ensure that you make the right choice.
In this blog, Calloway Self Storage takes a look at what the downsizing process involves and what you can do to ease the transition.
What is involved in the downsizing process?
Living a full and happy life means you have more than likely acquired a large number of items. These are probably a mixture of both sentimental items and clutter, and could include hobby equipment, furniture, vehicles, clothing, sporting equipment, camping gear, kitchen appliances, old photographs, gardening tools and much much more.
Not only that, but you’ve probably also kept hold of items that your children left behind when they moved out of your house – and possibly even items that your grandchildren have now outgrown.
When moving to a retirement community it’s important that you don’t let these items delay what’s best for your health. But at the same time, you don’t want to just throw them all out either, as you may realize down the line that you wanted to keep something.
This is where self storage can give you the time you need to make the right decisions.
Why you should consider self storage
Choosing what to take into your new home is a difficult decision, and it’s more than likely that you will have limited space.
It’s perfectly understandable that you’ll want to move in and get settled into your new home as quickly as possible on moving day. But, deciding on which items you want to keep or get rid of in such a short time frame can be overwhelming and stressful.
Keeping the items that you’re not sure about in self storage for a few weeks (or even months), will give you more control over what would otherwise be a stressful situation.
This will give you the time you need to sort through your items, choosing the ones you want to keep and the ones you want to either sell or get rid of.
Want to find out more about our self storage options and how they can help your transition into a retirement community be that much easier? Contact us today.