Anyone who has ever moved from one spot to another can attest to one thing: It’s astounding how much stuff we actually have and how well it is hidden!

When one makes the decision to sell a longtime family home and downsize to a more manageable living space, this little fact of life becomes amazingly clear – especially so when you’re about to sift through decades of accumulated possessions.

Whether you’re listing an Oklahoma City house for sale and moving to your daughter’s place in Yukon or adding your name to the list of Crown Heights houses for sale and heading south to Arizona to live, we all have plenty of things to get rid of.

Moving help Oklahoma City

 

In the guidebook I authored, Downsizing Made Easy, I detail numerous ways to make this task more manageable and less stressful. Here are a few highlights:

Decide What to Keep and Discard

The keeping part is easy, right? We’re all pretty good at that. But once you have your room loaded with Discards, well, what exactly do you do with all of that?

Discard Categories

  • What to Give to Family and Friends
  • What to Sell
  • What to Give to Charity
  • What is Trash

Consider Hiring a Professional Move Manager

Not only can they handle most of the work for you, but they help you organize and sort in a much more objective manner than you or other family members can. Hired pros do not have the emotional attachment that you or family may have to items. This allows you to be rid of the things that really aren’t that important.

Of course, when you hire OKC Mature Moves as your Oklahoma City real estate agent, we have a professional move manager on staff. If you are outside our service area or don’t have real estate needs, we can connect you with a qualified move manager near you.

In fact, at OKC Mature Moves, we have a resource team made up of numerous service providers – including move managers – that we work with on a regular basis and can vouch for their skills. Contact us for advice & referrals.

If you’re outside of the OKC area, you may want to contact the National Association of Senior Move Managers or your local Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP) for a referral.

Should you choose to begin the downsizing process on your own, here are some places to focus:

organization tips for a move

In our next blog post, we’ll delve more deeply into the ins-and-outs of beginning the thinning process and we’ll provide a number of helpful tips in this area.

By the way, we offer a FREE copy of our 40+ page guidebook Downsizing Made Easy when you schedule a personal consultation with us. You can also download a FREE report that outlines the 5 Easy Steps here.

Considering a Move or Need to Sell a House?

Get a Free Copy of Our Guidebook Downsizing Made Easy When You: Schedule a Personal Consultation with OKC Mature Moves

Schedule Here or call 405-708-7010

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Nikki Buckelew

My name is Dr. Nikki Buckelew and my passion is educating, empowering, and equipping people to make informed residential living decisions. I love speaking, hosting seminars, coaching, and facilitating workshops for consumers and professionals. I am fortunate enough to work with my amazing and talented husband, Chris, who is also my business partner. We own and operate a real estate sales team in Oklahoma City (Buckelew Realty Group with Keller Williams Platinum), a senior move management company (OKC Mature Moves), and an international real estate coaching and training company (Seniors Real Estate Institute). Education is important to me. With a Bachelor’s in gerontology, a Master’s and doctorate in psychology, I continue to focus my research and learning in the area of late-life lifestyle options and decision-making. In my "off" hours you will find me either on a boat, in the water, writing, reading, or enjoying my amazing kids and grandkids.
Nikki Buckelew

Nikki Buckelew

My name is Dr. Nikki Buckelew and my passion is educating, empowering, and equipping people to make informed residential living decisions. I love speaking, hosting seminars, coaching, and facilitating workshops for consumers and professionals. I am fortunate enough to work with my amazing and talented husband, Chris, who is also my business partner. We own and operate a real estate sales team in Oklahoma City (Buckelew Realty Group with Keller Williams Platinum), a senior move management company (OKC Mature Moves), and an international real estate coaching and training company (Seniors Real Estate Institute). Education is important to me. With a Bachelor’s in gerontology, a Master’s and doctorate in psychology, I continue to focus my research and learning in the area of late-life lifestyle options and decision-making. In my "off" hours you will find me either on a boat, in the water, writing, reading, or enjoying my amazing kids and grandkids.