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Easing Your Move to a CCRC with Move Ahead

Senior Living | 10/10/19


Moving from one home to another brings about excitement, but there can also be some road bumps along the way. Guy Darrin decided to make the move from his house to Monroe Village and ran into the issue of size. Guy had shared, “The big thing was, I had a six-room house. How do I get rid of all this furniture?”

Thankfully, we’re here to help. Our Move Ahead program at Monroe Village makes it so the downsizing process doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Experts work alongside incoming residents and their families throughout the whole process, from finding the best living space for your needs to helping you set up your new home the day you move in.

Our certified downsizers start by helping you sort your items and declutter your belongings, organize an estate sale, packing and more. We will also work with your realtor to evaluate your home, make recommendations for small repairs and help to stage it for better sales appeal.

Once your existing home is ready, we prepare you for the big day. Out Move-In Coordinator will be onsite when you move into your new home to ensure a smooth transition process.

Guy found peace of mind once he started working with the Move-In Coordinator. He shared, “She told us how much room we had for furniture and gave us apartment sketches and sizes. So, we knew what would fit.” Now, he’s enjoying the vibrant lifestyle our community has to offer and is happy to call Monroe Village home.

Expert Tips for Downsizing Your Home

If you’re just beginning the process of downsizing, don’t worry. We’ve been there before. The experience we have in ensuring a smooth transition has made us experts in this area. To get you started, here are a few of our favorite tips for downsizing your home:

  • Keep Only What is Most Important – When going through your belongings, keep asking yourself, “What is most important to me?” By asking this question, you’re able to narrow down your possessions to those that have the most meaning and remove clutter. Your new home will be filled with only your most beloved items.
  • Mark All Items – Make piles and determine those items you want to keep, sell, donate or discard. And, once you start packing boxes, clearly label each one. This way, when you are moving into your new residence, you’ll know exactly the contents of each box and what room it should go in. Those that are helping you move will know exactly where to unload, and you won’t need to sit and direct traffic all day.
  • Enjoy the Process – More than anything, embrace the experience. This is an opportunity to move to a community where you’ll have the time and resources available to live your best life. So, don’t get caught up in the small details. Instead, make friends with your neighbors and delight in your new living space.

Learn More About Senior Living Downsizing from the Experts at Monroe Village

Once you decide that downsizing and making a home at Monroe Village is the right move for you, you’ll immediately feel at ease. While downsizing can take time and energy, we believe you’ll also find it to be rewarding. Contact us today to learn more and schedule your personal tour.