Downsizing with Distinction

Every App You Need to Plan Your Downsize — and More!

 

What’s the best website for selling your old stuff? Which repairs do you really need to make before selling your house and where do you hire someone to do them? These are probably just a few of the questions running through your mind as you prepare for a downsize. You could try to figure it out as you go — or you could harness the knowledge of downsizers before you and use these apps, guides, and other resources to plan your move the easy way.

 

General Downsizing Resources 

No one would argue that downsizing is a simple process, but many would agree there are ways to make it a lot less challenging. By using modern technology to your advantage, you can reduce stress and save yourself time. Learn how by checking out the resources below.

 

13 Apps to Help You Move

Useful apps to help streamline each part of the moving process.

https://www.acerelocation.com/moving-blog/preparing-to-move/best-moving-apps-2019/

 

The Best Apps and Sites for Selling Your Stuff

Declutter your home (and sell your old things) before putting your home on the market.

https://www.techlicious.com/tip/best-apps-and-sites-for-selling-your-old-stuff/

 

8 Best Local Selling Apps to Sell Your Stuff Quickly

Local selling apps that have made it simple to sell and buy stuff right in your neighborhood.

https://www.thespruce.com/best-local-selling-apps-to-sell-your-stuff-quick-4150618

 

5 Steps to Prepare Your House for Sale

Want to sell your home for the best price? By using a checklist, creating a timeline and setting up calendar reminders, you can help make that happen.

https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/prepare-house-for-sale/

 

Take Real Estate Photos Worthy of a Magazine Spread

The resource teaches you ways to ensure the photos of your home encourage potential buyers.

https://www.homelight.com/blog/how-to-take-real-estate-photos/

 

Senior-Specific Selling Resources

The downsizing process for seniors presents unique challenges physically and emotionally. Below are several resources specific to seniors to help ease the moving process.

 

How to Make Moving Easier for Seniors

Steps to approach the moving process with sensitivity to ease the emotional tension involved.

https://www.angieslist.com/articles/how-make-moving-easier-seniors.htm

 

How Technology Can Help Seniors

Some seniors embrace technology, others may run from it. Either way, technology can help during the move — plus, it can have many other benefits as well.

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/how-technology-can-help-seniors/

 

Relocation Technology: How the Modern Moving Process Works for You

A guide to how modern technology can make the tasks involved with moving more of a minor inconvenience rather than a massive hurdle.

https://www.moving.org/relocation-technology-how-the-modern-moving-process-works-for-you/

 

Best Cell Phones, Plans, and Accessories for Seniors

When purchasing or upgrading technology for your senior, first find the phones, plans, and accessories that are best suited.

https://www.verizonwireless.com/articles/best-cell-phones-plans-and-accessories-for-senior/

 

6 Survival Tips for Moving Your Elderly Loved One

Moving a senior loved one across the country into a new home or transitioning him or her to a senior living community is tough. Learn ways to ensure the transition goes smoothly while tending to their health, finances, and logistics.

https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/tips-for-moving-elderly-parents/

 

When it comes to selling a house and moving, small mistakes can be expensive — and stressful! The last thing you want is to complicate the process, so instead of improvising your way through a downsize, take advantage of resources like these to plan a problem-free move. With expert tips and the best apps for selling your stuff, packing up, hiring pros, and more, your downsize is sure to go smoothly when you take advantage of these tools.

 By Andy Hughes

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