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Where do I start when downsizing to a Senior Care facility?

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Senior Living Experience Staff asked 9 months ago

Where do I start when downsizing? in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Senior Living Experience Staff answered 9 months ago

Where do I start when downsizing? in St. Louis, MO

Senior Downsizing in St. Louis, MO – Assisted Living Questions

A lot of people have asked us this question that – Where do I start when downsizing? 

Whether it is someone who is looking to help their parents to move to a senior living facility in St. Louis or it is the parents (seniors) themselves – The question remains the same, what are the steps, what should we do first and so on.

In this vlog, we will give you the answer – 

The big concern right away in your mind is usually that – What will you do with all the things you have collected in your home over the years? because you are moving from a much larger space (i.e your home where you have lived in for a significant amount of time), to a smaller, new space.

Now, do you need to go through each of those necessary or useless items, declutter them, organize them and sort them before you can get transitioned into senior living or can someone help you with that? This can be an overwhelming situation during senior downsizing.

Well, the answer is very similar to how we set up goals in our life and how we approach them by designing a workable strategy.

Recommendations:

How about you put an hour every other day if you’re trying to move soon, or even if it is just 1 hour a week where you simply pick one room to organize. This way you can easily sort out the items that you want to bring with you when moving to a senior living facility.

Another great way to do this easily and fast is to set up another space outside the room you are sorting, such as your hallway, where you can put the items in these 3 categories:

  1. Items you will use for sure
  2. Items you haven’t used but you think you may want to use them in the  near future
  3. Items you want to thrash

Technically, it all comes down to picking a day and then focusing on that particular room in the house and sorting the items accordingly to the above given categories.

Another important step in the decluttering process is to identify items that you have in multiple quantities, such as towels, shoes etc. Make sure to sort them out as well.

During the whole senior transiting process, we have noticed that some people will keep things because of somebody’s obligations and expectations and therefore, we suggest that you speak with that person about that item because most of the time, what you have held-on for someone may or may not be any longer important to them.

To conclude, the first step to get started with downsizing is to sort out the items that you have collected over the years at your home and what you want to do with them.

At Senior Living Experience, we can work closely with you to map out the most workable strategy to declutter the items and we can also take care of the items you want to leave behind when moving to Senior Living Care facility in St. Louis.

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