pack with confidence
The mere thought of moving can be daunting—especially later in life. And while many seniors want the secure, maintenance-free lifestyle that retirement community living provides, their number one concern is often the physical move itself. Despite the potential for panic, a smooth move is absolutely possible if you follow a few simple steps:
Create a Plan
Before you do anything, contact your Leisure Care community to see if they provide moving assistance. If they don’t, consider how much time you’ll need to sort, downsize, pack, and unpack. Give yourself about 100 hours to sort, 20 hours to downsize, and 40–60 hours to pack and unpack.
Be realistic, start small, and set deadlines to hold you and your family members accountable. For example, schedule a time for loved ones to pick up family heirlooms, or arrange for donation pick-up by a local charity.
Visualize Your Space
Print the floor plan of your new apartment, and use it as a guide. Measure exactly how much space you’ll have, and fill an equivalent amount of space as you pack.
Enlist as much assistance as you need from an interior designer, home staging specialist, real estate agent, move manager, or moving company.