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Creating your timeline to move

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January 23rd, 2014
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The best time to move is when you are still in charge, on your timetable, not when you have to. One couple, while visiting Seabrook, the Erickson Living community where I work as the personal moving consultant, told me they wanted to move while they were still able to direct the move. That way they could help decide where they would go, as well as organize the move themselves and decide what they would take with them and downsize the rest.  

Don’t put it off

Not everyone allows for the luxury of time. In fact, many people wait too long. When you move on your terms, you are part of the process and will have a much easier and enjoyable adjustment to your new home and community, meting new people and being involved as much as you want to be. 

Look at your situation now and decide your timetable—whether it’s in two months, six months, or a couple of years from now when you want to move. Once you decide to do it, a big part of the pressure is off. It then becomes a matter of how to do it.  

Ask yourself these questions:

1.       How do you feel about downsizing?

2.       What is your age range?

3.       How are you physically and mentally?

4.       How is your spouse?

5.       How long have you lived in your current house?

6.       Do you need help to downsize your house?

It’s always much easier and less costly to downsize over a period of time than within a short timeframe. Erickson Realty and Moving Services provides the kind of professional assistance that streamlines people’s move to an Erickson Living community. As a personal moving consultant, I can help you make a plan and then work your plan so that you can start enjoying your new lifestyle to the fullest.