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Spring Cleaning! Five Ways to Downsize Thoughtfully


If you're contemplating downsizing and moving to a senior living community, creating a strategic plan can make the downsizing process smoother. Figuring out what to keep can be tough, as you consider emotional connections, storage limitations, and functionality. Be sure to read our organization tips before you relocate. It's time for some Spring Cleaning!


Find Your Inspiration

Need a little push to start getting organized? Your personal goals, like cutting back on home responsibilities or participating in more social activities, can be a strong motivator. Think about the things in senior living that you are excited for to get inspired.

Picture the potential of your new space as a fun way to figure out which items to bring with you. Work with us to create a complimentary furniture layout for your upcoming home at Village on the Park Rogers. This will help you identify which items you want to hold onto!


Find What Suits You

Downsizing can be approached in numerous ways - it's essential to discover the strategy that best suits you! Take your peak energy time into consideration for organizing, whether it's evening or morning and carve out time for them. Playing music while packing can also help increase your productivity levels. Experiment with different methods to find your preferred organizational style!

Tip: Organize a plan for your downsizing, with scheduled breaks, and stick to it. Maintaining a structured timetable for both work and leisure will aid in successfully overseeing the process.


Take It Step-by-Step 

If you are goal-oriented, then this packing trick is the way to go! Tackle each area or section individually to feel a sense of accomplishment once complete. It’s great to cross items off your to-do list!


Organize Items

It may be emotional to say goodbye to meaningful items, but sorting them into four separate categories can help simplify the process and ensure they are used in a beneficial way.

  • Save - Make sure to pack up any valuable items that you want to bring with you to your new space.

  • Gift - Pass along sentimental items you no longer have a use for to your family, grandchildren, or neighbors. They might be able to make great use of them!

  • Donate - Try donating gently used items to charity. Search for local resale stores that provide free furniture pickup!

  • Discard - Utilizing this choice will give you the advantage of quickly creating a tidier environment by disposing of unnecessary items in the trash or recycling bin.

Tip: If you haven't used something in the last year, you probably won't need it in the future.


Make Unpacking Easy 

As you begin packing for your move, be sure to label each box with its contents and where it should go in your new home. This will help you prioritize unpacking and find things easily.

Tip: Organize a specific box labeled "Immediately" filled with necessary items like glasses, medications, and chargers that you will need right away when you move.


The initial stages of downsizing may seem overwhelming, but by following these useful tips, it can be made simple. Downsizing also offers perks like less mess, decreased home maintenance obligations, and a more enjoyable experience in a senior living community!

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