Downsizing for seniors is one important step in allowing seniors for keep their independence. However, it can be an overwhelming and emotional task for both the senior and their families. With my help you will be able to break the downsizing process into achievable pieces and therefore ensure the job is done by any deadlines such as possession dates.
Over the past 10 years our family has experienced extreme downsizing. We moved from a 3200 sq foot home to a 1200 sq ft home to 385 sq feet in a motor home. So, fifty years worth of accumulated stuff was sorted and re-homed. Subequently what seems daunting at first, downsizing for seniors can become a cleansing operation that leaves you feeling, independent, unencumbered and free to explore the next stages of life.
Ask yourself “am I ready to let go?”. You might start by gifting some family mementos to the younger generation. But don’t be surprised if most of the ‘kids’ are not interested. This doesn’t mean it is incumbent upon you to keep it. For instance,the younger generation generally does not use cups and saucers. So,perhaps you can donate them to a seniors home where they will be used and appreciated.
You will learn how to decide the best method of letting go and importantly, what to keep. Ultimately, the goal is for you to still feel good about the things you have around you.
You and I can work together to arrange your new residence with safety in mind. As we grow older our balance, hearing and eyesight may be affected resulting in risks of injury. Perhaps just showing you how to place things that you use daily so they are easily accessible can help prevent your falling which is the single most frequent cause of injury to seniors.