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 our golden years. 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. Maybe it is because they don’t need the space in their Denver home with their children grown and moved out, maybe it is because they're now living on a fixed income, or maybe they just want to finally plant roots in that warmer climate they've always dreamed about. Whatever the reason for moving once you reach retiree status, it's vital to give the task some careful consideration.

Tip #1: Consider Moving in the Fall or Winter

One of the biggest advantages of being retired is you are no longer obligated to the same schedules as people who have to work. You need to go to the store on a Thursday afternoon? Go for it, you are the master of your schedule. Want to take in 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 several good reasons (good weather, the kids are done with school, etc.), and as a result is is 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 Have to Have It, Don't Take It

The more years you live in a house, 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 the item in the last half of a decade. 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 need it, don't take it.

Tip #3: Have a Plan

Moving isn't something you should do last minute, especially if you are a retiree. You should sit down, do your research, 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, your timeline, and most importantly, you need to have your budget figured out down to the nickel. And, just to be on the safe side, you should have a Plan B in place, just in case something falls through, or doesn't work 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 warming up. When you're preparing for a move, you are paring down your possessions, setting aside funds for the moving expenses, deciding when to put your house up for sale, etc. Preparation is a vital step in a successful move.

Tip #5: Take Your Time

Moving should not be done hastily. 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 to take care of any loose ends that need to be resolved before you pull stakes 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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