When you have finally made the decision to downsize your home, it may be daunting to face the prospect of preparing for the move. Some couples have accumulated possessions over many years and they do not know where to begin. It is often difficult to part with items, even though they may no longer serve any useful purpose.
Psychologically, this process can be tough. It is hard to leave the home which holds so many memories and in which your children grew up. Some people are so attached to their homes for sentimental reasons that they simply refuse to move. This can put a great deal of stress on their children later on when their parents are becoming frail. People who proactively make the decision to downsize, often wonder why they waited so long. There are many advantages to be experienced when living in a smaller home.
It does require a shift in attitude and that is why I think it is so important to have the right mindset when contemplating such a move. (more…)