Need to downsize, but don’t know where to start?
Does the thought of tackling decades of belongings overwhelm you?
Moving is never easy. And downsizing years of belongings is a major hurdle for many who are considering a transition to independent living. But it doesn’t have to be.
At Morgan Orchards, we believe your retirement years should be as stress-free as possible. And helping our residents make the transition to independent living is the first step in achieving a stress-free lifestyle. That’s why we’ve put together a few tools to help you on your downsizing journey.
Move Management Services Supplement
Move management companies can help reduce the pressures families face when downsizing or relocating. And those that are accredited through organizations like the National Association of Senior Move Managers are specially trained to help older adults and their families work through lifestyle transitions, like moving to independent living.
A move management company can help you with tasks such as:
- Organizing, sorting, and downsizing your belongings
- Designing a floor plan to make sure everything fits in your new home
- Arranging for removal of unwanted items (including sales, donations, recycling, and trash)
- Arranging for movers and storage/shipping solutions
- Providing professional packing services
- Assisting in unpacking and setting up your new home
If you or your loved one is ready to make the move to Morgan Orchards but need help deciding what to take and what to leave behind, this type of partnership might be just what you need to make independent living a reality.
“I couldn’t have gotten my parents moved out of their house without Don’s (of Second Act Transitions) help. He was an invaluable resource as we went through the process of getting their home of 42 years ready for sale. One of the most valuable things he did was to develop a floor plan of their new apartment and to provide scale models of the furniture they wanted to bring with them. This helped us know what could fit and what couldn’t. Don offered to help at whatever level we needed. His knowledge of resources for recycling, trash and donating items like furniture was incredibly helpful. He provided tips that helped me address one room at a time in the most efficient way. I have already recommended Don’s services to a few other people and I have no hesitation doing that. He didn’t push more services on us than we needed and his fee was very reasonable and was worth every penny.”
– Jon K., son of a Morgan Orchards resident
So what does this supplement mean for you?
As an incoming Morgan Orchards independent living resident, we’ll cover up to $500 towards downsizing services. Currently, we’re partnering with Second Act Transitions, which is based in Burlington, Vt., but if you live out-of-state we’ll happily partner with other move management companies.
You’ll work directly with the move management company to determine your downsizing needs and the associated costs. After move in, a credit will be applied to your account with the move management supplement.
If you’d like to learn more about this supplement and what a move manager can do for you, please call our office at (802) 728-7888.
FREE 4-Step Guide to Downsizing
This downloadable workbook will help guide you through the downsizing process by breaking things down into smaller, more manageable tasks.
This 4-step guide covers:
- understanding your housing goals
- setting downsizing goals
- creating a timeline
- and sorting through your belongings.
Don’t let the thought of tackling decades of belongings hold you back from creating a life you’ll love. Start your downsizing journey today by putting one of these tools to work for you.
Remember, it’s never too early to start downsizing!