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Seniors Down Sizing For A Better Life


Moving into a new house is often bittersweet. You are excited for the change, but sad to leave a home so full of memories. Downsizing can be even harder — a smaller place means you don’t have room for all of your current possessions. But downsizing is also an opportunity to refresh and start anew.

As we age, most older adults will consider the option of downsizing or moving to a smaller space. Roughly 51 percent of retirees ages 50 and over move into smaller homes after but many older adults don't want to move. Sixty-four percent of seniors say they plan to stay in their current homes.

Downsizing and decluttering can make life easier and safer, even if you're not moving. It can also be stressful and emotional, especially if you've lived in one place for a while. Whether you're planning to downsize or still undecided, use this guide to make the process smoother. We'll cover tips for preparing to downsize, a decluttering checklist, and ideas for staying sane in what can be a challenging and bittersweet time.

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