Senior woman packing boxes as a part of downsizing her home.

When is the Right Time to Downsize?

Downsizing. It isn’t something you typically think about until, well, it’s time to downsize. The process of downsizing itself can oftentimes take on a negative connotation. After all, downsizing does mean you will undergo a big change in where you live and how you spend your time. However, downsizing can actually be a great, positive way to begin the next exciting chapter of your life.

Instead of spending your retirement years performing household or landscaping maintenance, wouldn’t you rather enjoy a welcoming senior community full of social activities and opportunities? Plus, an assisted living community can offer 24/7 care when you need it most.

If this lifestyle sounds attractive to you in your golden years, consider downsizing.

3 Signs it’s Time to Downsize Your Home

  1. Home Maintenance is Overwhelming. Do you notice that you are no longer able to keep up with your monthly household chores? You might find you no longer have the energy or time to invest in mowing the lawn or regularly keeping your entire home clean. If you find you’re struggling every month to stay on top of household maintenance, it might be time to downsize to a smaller space.
  2. Unused or Empty Rooms. Do you notice that your home has multiple guest rooms or empty rooms that do not serve a distinct purpose? These unused spaces are likely just collecting dust and costing you time and money to keep them clean and heated. If you find you have a lot of extra space, it might be time to downsize to a smaller space that allows you to make more efficient use of your home and save on utilities.
  3. You Desire the Peace of Mind of Care. Moving to an assisted living community, like the one at Saint Simeon’s, can provide you with the level of care you desire no matter what your needs are. When you move from your long-term home into a senior living community, you won’t have to worry about paying someone to come care for you. Instead, you’ll have 24/7 access to the care you need when you need it.

How to Downsize Your Home

Once you realize it’s time to downsize, you’ll need to figure out where to start. Here are a few simple steps to begin downsizing your home:

  • Start small by organizing your belongings into separate piles: one for keeping, another for donating, and a third for throwing away. You will likely have years of items to sort through, so make sure to take the process one room at a time and be patient with organizing.
  • Ask your family members and friends to help you with your actual move. If needed, you can also hire a professional moving company to help you pack, ship and unpack your belongings in your new place. Whichever route you go, you’ll want to ensure you have a solid plan before you’re actually ready to move. This way, you will be prepared for an efficient move.

Enjoy Compassionate Assisted Living at Saint Simeon’s

At Saint Simeon’s, we provide residents with four levels of senior assisted living care based on their unique needs. Before you even move to Saint Simeon’s, you and your family will meet with a physician and our highly trained staff to choose the level of assistance that is appropriate for you. The best part about our assisted living community is that if significant changes in your health occur, the same group of individuals will reevaluate the level of care necessary for your best quality of life and you can make a move to the next appropriate level without leaving Saint Simeon’s.

If you are interested in learning more about our compassionate assisted living care in Tulsa, please contact us today for more information.

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