The situation can be even more daunting for people living on their own, for those who are physically challenged or whose families are too far away to help.
So, where do you start? If you’re on the downsizing journey, always take one step at a time.
What to take with you
First and foremost, know how much space you will have in your new home. Once you know this, you will have some idea of the amount of things you can bring with you.
Most people will have gathered a life time’s worth of well-loved belongings, so it can be difficult to decide what to keep and what to let go of.
And it can be a very emotional process.
Taking an inventory of all your belongings, then asking yourself what you would take with you in the event of a bushfire can help you in the decision making process. It will help you take stock of what is important to you, what you can live without and the things you can replace.
What else should I consider?
Taking the time to properly plan your move will help you achieve everything in the ideal timeframe; this will minimise costs and stress, and maximise profit/income.
Other points you need to consider include:
Where to find help
Moving house requires help and don’t be afraid to ask for it early on.
There are specialists that can help in many areas of a move such as: