Personal Moving Consultant Elizabeth McCumiskey

If you’re putting off a move to a retirement community because you can’t imagine where you’ll put all your stuff, I have good news! While it’s true that transitioning from a large house to a cozier, condensed living space will require some downsizing, it doesn’t mean you can only bring the bare essentials to your new home.

Tallgrass Creek
Tallgrass Creek residents

New Tallgrass Creek residents Mary Ann and Gil Collins began their search for a retirement community several years before they were ready to move.

“We didn’t want to make a mistake,” says Gil. “So we took our time and looked at a lot of different communities.” 

Seabrook
Seabrook residents

When Paul and Mary Kliauga moved to Seabrook, the Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J., Mary’s sister Theresa Park wasn’t far behind them. Though she was more than 1,600 miles away in Waco, Tex., she moved just under a year after Paul and Mary in April 2014.

paper piles

“Where did all of this paper come from?” 

Do you find yourself asking this question when looking at the piles of paper clutter throughout your home? Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, bills, and bank statements all add up to a mountain of paper. If the paper isn’t sorted and organized, it can quickly build up and overtake areas of your house. 

Brooksby Village
Brooksby resident

Pat Bryant first visited

Wind Crest
Wind Crest resident

George and Blandine Sevier are proof positive that the real estate market is back and booming. When they decided to forgo home and yard maintenance for a more leisurely pace, they sold their Denver house in just four days. 

But they didn’t do it alone.

grouping shoes together

Are you considering downsizing to a smaller, smarter living space? If so, you’re not alone. More and more seniors are swapping a big house for the convenience of one-level living. But how do you transition from a multistory house to an apartment home? Here are some room-by-room tips:

Evaluate the rooms you use most

doll collection

Whether it’s a desire to remember the past, build wealth, or simply an interest in a topic, collecting is a passion that dates back centuries.

floor plan tool

There is a lot to consider when you plan a move: Does your new home suit you? Will you fit into the community? And especially for those who are downsizing, what furniture can you take with you?