Top 5 Tips for Moving in Denver When You're a Retiree
Many of us anticipate happiness in our golden years. After many years of toil, we can finally kick back, unwind, and enjoy the rewards of our labors. Some people find that when they reach senior citizen age that they also need to move. It could be that it's because they no longer need the space in their Denver house with their children grown-up and moved away, perhaps it's because they are now living on a limited income, or maybe they just want to finally plant roots in that warmer climate they have always dreamed about. Whatever the reason for moving when you achieve retiree status, it's important to give the task some deliberate examination.
Tip #1: Ponder Moving When the Weather Turns Colder
One of the great benefits of being a senior citizen is that you’re no longer bound to the same schedule restrictions as people who have to work. You need to go to the grocery on a Wednesday morning? Go for it, you are in charge of your schedule. Want to hit a movie matinee while everyone else is working? Enjoy the feature! And if you want to move, then you have the opportunity to do so off-season, when demand and prices are both at their lowest.
Spring and summe are the busiest times for moving for several good reasons (warm weather, the kids are out of school, etc.), and hence it's also the most expensive season to move. A few months one way or the other can save you money.
Tip #2: If You Don't Need It, Don't Pack It
The more years you live in somewhere, the more stuff you pick up. Everything, from shoes you haven't worn in a decade, to papers from a job you barely recollect, fills in the crevices in your home. So, before you move, have a culling. A good rule of thumb is to ask whether you've used the thing in the last half of a decade. If you haven't, you likely don't need it. So, throw it away, gift it, give it away to loved ones or strangers, but if you don't have to have it, don't move it.
Tip #3: Have a Plan
Moving isn't something you should do on the spur of the moment, especially as a retiree. You have to pause, do some investigating, and ensure you have everything shipshape. You need to know your destination, how you’ll get there, if you should hire a professional Denver mover, the timetable, and last but not least, you need to have the expenses figured out to the last dollar. And, just to be prudent, you should have a Plan B in place, just in case something fluctuates, or doesn't pan out the way you want or need it to.
Tip #4: Prepare
Planning is when you write out your agenda; preparation is when you start the groundwork. When you're preparing for a move, you whittle down your possessions, setting aside funds for the moving expenses, deciding when to start working with a realtor, etc. Preparation is the second part of the three-act play that is a move.
Tip #5: Take Your Time
Moving shouldn’t be done hastily. Decisions need to be decided upon with care, and you should have all the information on-hand before making major decisions. Beyond that, you should give yourself time to prepare and to take care of any loose ends that remain before you pull stakes and head off toward your destination. You don’t have to rush, so go at a pace you're comfortable with.
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