Whether you’re downsizing to cut your monthly expenses, reduce maintenance, or improve the accessibility of your home in preparation for aging in place, moving into a smaller home is a big process. Deciding what to keep and get rid of is only part of it. You also have to consider your financial plan and navigate the logistics of moving. Don’t let all of these steps overwhelm you! Decluttering, selling your property, and moving into a new home happens in stages. As you prepare yourself for downsizing, take advantage of the following resources.


Where to Find Financial Assistance


Mortgage Help for Veterans

The Myth of the 20 Percent Down Payment

The Best Financial Assistance Options for Home Modifications for Aging in Place

25 Simple Ways to Cut the Cost of Moving


Exploring Your Housing Options


5 Benefits of Aging in Place

The Village Model: A Neighborly Way to Age in Place

6 Great Reasons for Assisted Living

What You Need to Know About Downsizing to a Condo


Things to Do Before Moving Day


4 Essential Decluttering Tips for Seniors

Organizations that Offer Donation Pick Up for Items You No Longer Want

The Only Moving Checklist You’ll Ever Need

How Much Does It Cost to Move?

How to Move with Pets


As you work your way through the downsizing process, remember to take it one step at a time. Get your financial prerequisites in order, consider your housing options, declutter your belongings, and tackle your moving checklist over the months leading up to your desired moving date. Approaching downsizing with a strategic plan will help you stay organized and in control during this complicated process.