Downsizing Resources for a Stress-Free Move

All the Downsizing Resources You Need for a Stress-Free Move
By: Andy Hughes

Do you wish there were a magic wand you could wave and have all of your boxes packed, your house sold, and the moving truck loaded and ready to go? Unfortunately, there’s no moving fairy who can handle your downsize for you unless you want to splurge on a full-service move, a professional organizer, home stagers, and a lineup of other real estate pros. However, we do have the next best thing — no wands or checkbooks required. With these great resources, both for young and older downsizers alike, you can find all the important information you need to plan your downsize and tools to help along the way.

General Downsizing Resources

No one would argue that downsizing is a simple process for anyone, but many would likely agree there are ways to make it a lot less challenging. By using modern technology, you can reduce stress and save yourself time. Learn how by checking out these resources.

13 Apps to Help You Move

Useful apps to help streamline each part of the moving process.

https://www.acerelocation.com/moving-blog/preparing-to-move/best-moving-apps-2019/

The Best Apps and Sites for Selling Your Stuff 

Declutter your home (and sell your old things) before putting your home on the market.

https://www.techlicious.com/tip/best-apps-and-sites-for-selling-your-old-stuff/

8 Best Local Selling Apps to Sell Your Stuff Quickly

Local selling apps that have made it simple to sell and buy stuff right in your neighborhood.

https://www.thespruce.com/best-local-selling-apps-to-sell-your-stuff-quick-4150618

5 Steps to Prepare Your House for Sale

Want to sell your home for the best price? By using a checklist, creating a timeline and setting up calendar reminders, you can help make that happen.

https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/prepare-house-for-sale/

Senior-Specific Selling Resources

The downsizing process for seniors presents unique challenges, both physically and emotionally. Below are several resources specific to seniors to help ease the moving process:

How to Make Moving Easier for Seniors

Steps to approach the moving process with sensitivity to ease the emotional tension.

https://www.angieslist.com/articles/how-make-moving-easier-seniors.htm

How Technology Can Help Seniors

Some seniors embrace technology, others may run from it. Either way, technology can help during the move — plus, it can have many other benefits as well. 

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/how-technology-can-help-seniors/

Relocation Technology: How the Modern Moving Process Works for You

A guide to how modern technology can make the tasks involved with moving more of a minor inconvenience rather than a massive hurdle.

https://www.moving.org/relocation-technology-how-the-modern-moving-process-works-for-you/

Best Cell Phones, Plans, and Accessories for Seniors

When purchasing or upgrading technology for your senior, first find the phones, plans, and accessories that are best suited.

https://www.verizonwireless.com/articles/best-cell-phones-plans-and-accessories-for-senior/

6 Survival Tips for Moving Your Elderly Loved One

Moving a senior loved one across the country into a new home or transitioning him or her to a senior living community is tough. Learn ways to ensure the transition goes smoothly while tending to their health, finances, and logistics.

https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/tips-for-moving-elderly-parents/

While we’d all love to splurge on bespoke moving services, hiring an entire team of professionals is simply not in the budget of most homeowners. However, that doesn’t mean you have to figure out every little detail on your own. When you’re feeling overwhelmed by your downsizing to-do list or wondering what to tackle next, refer back to these resources to keep your move moving forward, or partner with Lodestone and their complimentary concierge service to help you navigate the process as smoothly and affordably as possible.


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