5 Tips for Moving in Denver When You're a Retiree

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5 Tips for Moving in Denver When You're a Retiree

Many of us hope for happiness in retirement. After an era of toil, we are able to kick back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of our labors. Some people find that when they get to senior citizen age that they now need to move. Perhaps it is because they don’t need the area in their Denver home with their children grown-up and moved out, maybe it is because they are now living on a fixed income, or maybe it's because they want to finally plant roots in that warmer climate they've always dreamed about. Whatever the reason for moving after you attain retiree status, it's important to give the task some careful consideration.

Tip #1: Think About a Fall or Winter Move

A big advantage of being retired is you are no longer obligated to the same schedules as people who have to work. You want to go to the store on a Thursday afternoon? Go for it, you are in control of your schedule. Want to watch a movie matinee while everyone else is at work? Enjoy the feature! And if you have to move, then you could do so in the moving off-season, when cost and demand are at their lowest.

Summer is the busiest time for moving for a lot of reasons (warm weather, the kids are done with school, etc.), and as a result is is also the most expensive time of year to move. A few months one way or the other can save you money.

Tip #2: If You Don't Have to Have It, Don't Take It

The more years you live in your home, the more belongings you collect. Everything, from shoes you haven't worn in a long time, to papers from a job you barely recollect, fills in the crevices in your home. So, before your move, start paring down. A good guideline is to ask yourself if you've used something in the last five years. If you haven't, you surely don't need it. So, throw it away, gift it, give it away to whoever will take it off your hands, 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 last minute, especially if you are a retiree. You need to take your time, do some investigating, and make sure you have everything shipshape. You need to know your destination, how you're going to get there, if you will hire a professional Denver mover, when you're going to go, and most importantly, you need to have the costs figured out to the penney. And, just to be extra cautious, you should have several alternative strategies in place, just in case something changes, or doesn't happen the way you want or need it to.

Tip #4: Be Prepared

Planning is when you write out your agenda; preparation is when you start warming up. When you're preparing for a move, you’re whittleing down your belongings, setting aside funds for the moving expenses, deciding when to list your house, etc. Preparation is a vital step in a successful move.

Tip #5: Take Your Time

Moving shouldn’t be done in a rush. Decisions need to be decided upon with care, and you should have all the data on-hand before deciding on anything. Not only that, but you should give yourself time to prepare and resolve any loose ends that need to be resolved before you finish packing and head off to your new home. You don’t have to rush, so go at a gait you're comfortable with.

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