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Downsizing two homes at once—without the stress

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October 25th, 2016

When I meet with new clients at Fox Run, the Erickson Living community in Novi, Mich., they’re always thrilled and relieved to learn about all the time and resources we devote to helping them move. Fortunately, these fantastic resources aren’t just limited to folks who live nearby. Your personal moving consultant can give you the same one-on-one support whether you’re downsizing your condo in Florida, your cottage up north, or your family home just down the road.

Coordinating your move from afar

Many of my clients have a primary residence here in the local area as well as a vacation home. Even if I can’t visit your property in person, I can still help you downsize. Erickson Living has a trusted network of senior move managers across the country. I’ll gladly refer you to an expert in your area. Working together as one team, we’ll support you every step of the way!

Planning for space and style

Choosing which items to bring and which to leave behind can feel like a daunting task, especially when downsizing a vacation property. My best piece of advice is to start by determining your style of furniture and décor. For example, the tropical-print sofa that looks perfect in your Florida condo may not fit as well in a home in Michigan like Fox Run. Your personal moving consultant can help. We’ll provide you with measurements, floor plan schematics, and just about anything else you need to plan for space. Just recently, one of my out-of-state clients wanted to figure out the best arrangement for her furniture. I was able to help by taking some cellphone photos of her new apartment home so she could see the space without making the long trip.

How to start downsizing today

I always advise my clients to start small. When you try to tackle too much at once, the whole process can suddenly feel overwhelming. Instead, begin by downsizing just one closet or one dresser. Work a little bit at a time, then walk away and don’t look at it again until tomorrow. While downsizing may feel intimidating at first, it’s worth it in the long run.