The kids are grown and out of the house and maybe even having kids of their own now. The home you’ve had for a couple decades has served you well, but suddenly it’s a bit big for what you need. When you’re still working and healthy, it might be the right time to consider downsizing to a smaller home and a simpler life.
By 2030, the population over 65 will increase by 80 percent as baby boomers age, the oldest of which turn 70 this year, according to the National Association for Senior Move Managers. Many boomers are proactively decluttering their lives and downsizing while they can still make decisions without medical needs dictating their next move.
If you’re downsizing or helping a loved one to do so, know that you’re not the only one who feels a bit intimidated. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to help make the process a positive experience.