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Downsizing to Move from Home to Apartment

One of the fastest growing segments of today’s apartment dwellers is those who are over 60. This age group is finding great enjoyment in not having to maintain a home. Many are also loving the extra income that comes with selling a home and living in an apartment. Yet, many people struggle with downsizing enough to live in an apartment comfortably. Here are some tips that might help.

 

Tackle Storage First

You probably have many areas in your home where you have stored items. Tackle these areas first by designating an area where you are going to put all the things that you are willingly giving away or selling. Then, start adding items to that room. Be brutally honest with yourself if you have not used it in a year and it is not a family heirloom, then it is time for it to go on to someone who will love and appreciate it.

 

Organize What You Are Keeping

The next step is to organize what you are keeping. Start this process by getting small storage containers that will fit under your bed. These storage containers are easy to move when the time comes and helps you limit what you are keeping. Then, start putting the things you want to keep in those containers. Label them so that you know what is in them when you arrive at your new apartment.

 

Find the Right Apartment

You need to start looking for apartments for rent in Simpsonville, SC. Make sure to consider the Garden District Apartment Homes. These spacious apartments are filled with natural light, and the cook in your family will love the stainless-steel appliances. There are plenty of ways to meet your doctors demand that you get more exercise including a salt-water pool, fitness center and cycling center. While certain breed restrictions exist, you can bring your four-legged friends along when you move.

 

Move to One Room

After you have chosen your apartment, then move all the things that you are keeping to one room in your home. Remember to keep only those things that bring you joy. Be realistic about what will fit in your new apartment. When downsizing, think about keeping quality over quantity.

 

Host a Family Get Together

The next step is to host a family get together. This is a fabulous time to let family members reminisce about what they loved most about the home and their time in it. Then, let them go through the things that you are giving away. After everyone has claimed the items that they want, then let them help you haul the rest of it to a thrift store, donation center or have a garage sale.

 

Downsizing to an apartment for rent in Simpsonville, South Carolina, often brings great joy. You can spend your time doing the things that you love doing instead of worrying about the cost of home ownership.