5 Tips for Moving in Wichita Falls When You're a Retiree

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5 Tips for Moving in Wichita Falls When You're a Retiree

We look forward to being retired. After an era of working hard, we are able to kick our feet up, unwind, and enjoy the bounty of our labors. Some people discover that when they reach senior citizen age that they now need to move. Perhaps it is because they don’t need the area in their Wichita Falls house with their children grown-up and moved elsewhere, perhaps it's because they find themselves living on a limited income, or maybe it's because they want to finally settle down in that sultry climate they have always dreamt about. Regardless your reason for moving after you reach retiree status, it's imperative to give the task some careful consideration.

Tip #1: Consider Moving When the Weather Turns Colder

A big advantage of being a senior citizen is you are no longer obligated to keep the same schedule limitations as people who must work. You want to go to the grocery on a Wednesday morning? Go ahead, you are in control of your schedule. Want to watch a movie matinee when everyone else is working? Enjoy the feature! And if you choose to move, then you could do so in the moving off-season, when cost and demand are at their lowest.

Warmer months are the most busy for moving for many reasons (warm weather, children are done with school, etc.), and as a result it's also the most expensive time to move. A few months one way or the other can save you a lot of money.

Tip #2: If You Don't Absolutely Need It, Don't Take It

The more years you live in your home, the more belongings you collect. Everything, from sweaters you haven't worn in a long time, to papers from a job you barely remember, fills in the nooks and crannies in your home. So, before you begin packing, have a culling. A good guideline is to ask yourself if you have used the item in the last five years. If not, you probably don't need it. So, throw it away, donate it, give it away to loved ones or strangers, but if you don't have to have it, don't move it.

Tip #3: Make a Plan

Moving should not be done last minute, especially if you are retireed. You have to take your time, do some investigating, and ensure you have everything organized. You need to know your ultimate desired destination, how you're going to get there, if you will hire a professional Wichita Falls mover, the timetable, and most importantly, you need to have the expenses figured out down to the nickel. And, just to be on the safe side, you should have a Plan B in place, just in case something fluctuates, or doesn't happen the way you want or need it to.

Tip #4: Preparation

Planning is when you write down your goals; preparation is when you start getting ready. When you're preparing for a move, you whittle down your possessions, retaining funds for the moving costs, deciding when to start working with a realtor, etc. Preparation is the second part of the three-act play that is a move.

Tip #5: Slow Down

Moving should not be done hastily. Decisions need to be weighed carefully, and you should have all the data on-hand before deciding on anything. Not only that, but you should make time to prepare and address any loose ends that remain before you finish packing and head off to your new home. There isn’t any reason to rush, so go at a pace you're comfortable with.

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