If you're a senior who no longer wants to inhabit a large family home, relocating allows you to downsize to a cozier residence, reduce your living expenses in retirement or settle into a part of the country you've always wanted to experience. But making the move could seem like a bigger job now than it did when you were young. Here are some things you can do to simplify and streamline your relocation.
It would be nice if you always had plenty of warning before you have to move, but this isn't always the case. Once in a while life suddenly decides that it's time for you to get on the road and change your surroundings. Here are some tips to help you manage this very stressful situation.
Manage Your Paperwork
There is a lot of paperwork involved in moving. Everyone that has your address needs to be updated to your new one, mail needs to be forwarded, and utilities need to be shut off at your old home and turned on at the new one.
Moving isn't easy for anyone, but if you're in a wheelchair, have limited mobility, or suffer from a chronic illness, you have a few extra hurdles that most people don't have to deal with. This can make moving – especially long-distance moving – even more of a hassle than it is for most people. However, that doesn't mean that you should put off or decline a move that will improve your career or quality of life.