Preparing to Downsize

With 10,000 Baby boomers turning 65 every day and continuing every single day until 2030 the topic of where to live, how and when to get there is a big decision. Downsizing is a hot topic. Dr. Nikki Buckelew, Ph.D. spoke with us about some of the issues behind downsizing and why seniors have an overwhelming list of things to do. Taking it one step at a time is so important. When the time comes to start wading through a lifetime of memories and a household of belongings it can be very stressful for both Seniors and their family.

Empowering Seniors – Preparing to Downsize

It’s important to try and qualify what type of move you are making. We all do things differently and there are many types and reasons to move. Amenities base move, anticipatory based move and needs based move. The biggest decision is where and when. Where we are going to live solves the problem of what are we going to take. This decision helps tremendously. As a result when you are deciding on what you’re going to keep and what you’re going to get rid of you now know how much space you will have.


There are many factors into downsizing. Downsizing Specialists offer free consultations and complete move management. Their job is to advise, recommend, coordinate and oversee. They also provide emotional, physical and logistical support to the clients. Downsizing can seem very overwhelming. However, this option can help create a simple, safe and stress-free environment during the process.

The best logistical plan is starting a conversation with a Certified Senior Downsizing Coach. A Downsizing Coach has all the resources to help find your new home, bring a team of downsizing specialist, get your home sold and help you decided on what to do with your extra stuff.

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