Senior Living in Charlottesville: Is it time to Downsize?

Downsizing Considerations for Seniors

Things for Seniors and families to consider when downsizing to a smaller new home. Included are links to helpful information and articles of value.

There are several things that come to mind when planning for downsizing. First of all, everyone needs to consider that downsizing can be a very emotional experience and physically demanding. This is true for not only Seniors downsizing but also for their younger family members who are helping them. Is it time to be rescued? Please visit the following for helpful local resources: 

Charlottesville Area Resources for Downsizing and More

How to Start Downsizing When You Are Thinking of Your Future

Branchlands neighborhood cottage homes
Branchlands Neighborhood in Albemarle County

What lifestyle do you envision for your future? Perhaps it is the quality of a neighborhood. Also, the convenience of living near family and friends. In addition, you may want a condo, cottage, patio home or some form of senior housing. You are most likely looking for a community with amenities and maybe transportation. The following post contains information and links to Charlottesville area places for Senior Living:

 

Senior Living in Charlottesville and the Surrounding Area

Organize Your Stuff!!

Declutter Your life signIn order to begin downsizing, you will need to separate what belongings you want to keep and those you can live without. This may be hard due to sentiment and memories. Try reaching out to younger family members that are willing to have your things and enjoy them as you have. Letting go is often hard but keeping that vision of your future home without all the clutter may make it easier. Also, consider renting a storage unit for things you may want to keep but do not need immediately. This way you can still have access to your belongings. You may be surprised at what a relief it can be to not have all those things in your life as you downsize. The following post can be very helpful to start:

Marie Kondo Can Help You Organize and Tidy Up

Getting Your Present Home in Shape for Sale

Please visit the following articles for valuable information and tips:

A Few Quick and Easy Ways to Freshen the Look of Your Home

Selling Your Home: How to Stage Your Charlottesville Home – Allow me to show you how!

I have achieved my Seniors Real Estate Specialist accreditation.  Perhaps you are thinking of down-sizing by selling your present home and moving into a living situation that best suits your future and budget.  I would love to help!

Please visit the following posts for more Senior Living information:

Services for Seniors Living in the Charlottesville Area

Thoughts for A Retiring Single Senior

Let me help you find your new home:

Search Available Homes for Sale in the Charlottesville Area…always current!

If you are considering purchasing or selling a home in the Charlottesville area, rely on me to help you put the pieces together. 

Virginia Gardner, SRES, e-PRO, CRS
Roy Wheeler Realty Co., (434) 981-0871Email Virginia