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

senior-retiree-couple packing-moving- in

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

We anticipate happiness in 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. Maybe it is because they no longer need the space 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 they just want to finally settle down in that tropical climate they've always dreamt about. Regardless the reason for moving once you reach retiree status, it's imperative to give the task some careful consideration.

Tip #1: Think About Moving When the Weather Turns Colder

One of the biggest advantages of being a senior citizen is you are no longer obligated by the same schedule limitations as people who have to work. You need to go to the supermarket in the middle of a Tuesday? Go for it, you are in control of your schedule. Want to take in a movie matinee when everyone else is working? Enjoy the show! 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. Changing your move date by a few months one way or the other can save you a lot of money.

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

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

Tip #3: Have a Plan

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

Tip #4: Preparation

Planning is when you write down your goals; preparation is when you start warming up. When you prepare 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 key.

Tip #5: Slow Down

Moving shouldn’t be done hastily. Decisions need to be thought about, and you should have all the data on-hand before deciding on anything. Additionally you should make time to prepare and address any loose ends that need to be tied up before you pull stakes and head off to your new home. There isn’t any reason to rush, so go at a clip you're comfortable with.

Looking for someone to help you with your move? A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Wichita Falls will be glad to help you as much as you need. Click below to get started.

 Get a Free Estimate