Why have we become so caught up in letting the things in our house rule the decisions we make and the way we live? While too many of us see downsizing as a daunting task, others approach it as an exciting step forward. But whether your feelings are of anxiety or enthusiasm, loss or liberation—the task of downsizing can be overwhelming at times. It conjures up images and thoughts that prevent you...
Christmas decorations
As a personal moving consultant, I hear this one question all the time from people starting to downsize: “Where did I get all this stuff?” I hate to tell you, but it only gets worse during the holidays when we pull out decorations that add even more to the clutter. The truth is, we all tend to accumulate stuff—gifts we’ve never used, furniture we don’t really need, and things we’ve had for years...
Greenspring
David and Lana Massoni moved after 30 years to Greenspring in Springfield, Va.
After attending an open house at Greenspring , David and Lana Massoni were ready to sell the house they’d lived in for the past 30 years. “But thinking about everything we needed to do to our house in order to sell it was overwhelming,” says David. “The last time I had moved was from my bachelor pad to my home with Lana after we were married. I thought there would be so much to do.” The couple...
Highland Springs
Barbara Buehler enjoyed a seamless move to Highland Springs, thanks to Erickson Realty and Moving Services.
Barbara Buehler’s home of 37 years in Plano, Tex., was packed full of memories. “I hosted the annual New Year’s Eve party for our neighborhood,” says Barbara. “My house was also the last stop when my neighbors and I got together for progressive dinners.” But for all the fond memories, Barbara’s four-bedroom, three-bath home with a swimming pool on a half-acre lot needed a great deal of...
Seabrook
Rona Mininni found friends of a lifetime at Seabrook, the Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J. The foursome hosts The Girls, a talk show on the community’s TV station. (From left) Judy Tier, Rona Mininni, Judy Sullivan, and Amy Volz.
Rona Mininni knew exactly what life would be like at Seabrook , the Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J., because her father had lived there. What she didn’t expect was how easy her move would be. Though she had known for 15 years she would move to Seabrook, when Rona attended a sales luncheon in April 2015 and met resident ambassador Judy Tier, she knew the time was right. Lucky for...
Charlestown
The nature trail is one of the many amenities that attracted Betty Caldwell to Charlestown.
Betty Caldwell loved everything about her Columbia, Md., home, except the stairs. Thirty years of climbing up and down three levels had taken its toll on her knees and got her thinking that maybe it was time for a change. “I looked at a few communities in the area to get a sense of what was out there,” says Betty. “One of the things that attracted me to Charlestown [in Catonsville, Md.] was the...
Tallgrass Creek
Enjoying the latest edition of the Tribune in their temporary residence at Tallgrass Creek are Janet and Bob Butterworth, who will move to their new home in Hummingbird Square when it’s completed next summer.
When Janet and Bob Butterworth decided to move to a retirement community, Tallgrass Creek , an Erickson Living community in Overland Park, Kans., was the obvious choice. “We know so many people here,” says Bob, who retired as senior vice president for an insurance company. “Surprisingly, when we moved we found we knew even more.” The couple was specific about the apartment home they wanted, so...
Brooksby Village
Carol and Bill Scouler used Erickson Realty and Moving Services to help with their property sale and moving needs.
Shortly after Bill and Carol Scouler returned from their annual winter getaway to Florida, the couple received a call from Jane Kiegel, sales counselor at Brooksby Village in Peabody, Mass. “Jane called to tell us she had an apartment she thought we’d like,” says Bill. “Carol and I were considering a move to a retirement community, so we drove to Brooksby to take a look.” The couple toured the...
Hiring a moving company that is licensed, insured, and bonded is critical.
Whether you’re planning a move locally or long distance, moving can be stressful. One of the most important factors in planning a move is to hire the right mover for the job. Not knowing what to look for while searching through the vast range of moving options can be overwhelming. Erickson Living has simplified this process for their incoming residents by narrowing down the wide range of options...