Spring has finally sprung! It is safe to say that your senior or loved one has made it through yet another winter at home. Now is the time for that dreaded springtime clean up around the house, inside and out. Maybe you had been considering a change in the living environment over the winter months, but you don’t know what to do first. How do you go about getting your home ready for a potential sale? What do you do with all of your stuff? What if you have been in your home for 20 or 30 or more years, how do you accomplish this daunting task?
Believe it or not, there are companies that specialize in just this arena; they are experts in the “downsizing” or “rightsizing” of your home and current situation. Oftentimes, they are called professional organizers or senior move managers and have companies that help in the following area:
- Coordination of local and long distance moves
- Floor and space planning and clear outs
- Light duty packing and boxing
- Complete unpacking and settling in
- Sorting and itemizing
- Arranging estate sales and donation drop offs
- Paper management and filing
- Labeling of photos and memorabilia
Working in tandem with the right real estate professional often makes this transition much smoother as you may be utilizing the sale of the home to fund your next living arrangements. The realtor can help you in determining the value of your current home and the conditioning needed to sell your home for the best possible price.
The overall process can be emotionally exhausting when faced with these tasks on your own. There is help through many local companies and resources that truly understand this very personal experience for any given situation.
LivWell Seniors serves as a local agency providing community based resources that are 100% FREE to seniors and their families as they are funded by the senior care providers that utilize their service and network of connections. For further information, contact us at 563-265-1577 or visit our website at www.livwellseniors.com.
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