If you are ready to move from your family home into independent or assisted living, we have some helpful suggestions to help you organize and downsize your life’s possessions. Organizing experts caution that while the task may seem overwhelming, you need to create a plan, take it one step at a time, and give yourself plenty of time. If you are unable to do the work due to your health, there are professionals you can hire that specializing in helping seniors move.
It is recommended you start in one room and work from there. Recruit as much help as you can from family and friends and set up piles of items you will keep, stuff to donate or sell at a yard sale, and things you want to gift to people.
Always keep in mind that your new space is most likely going to be smaller so get rid of duplicates and consider how your new lifestyle will be different from how you are now living. For instance, if you are moving into a community that offers meals, chances are you will need only the barest amount of kitchen items.
The same goes for furniture. It is suggested you make a floor plan of your new place so you have an idea of the scale of what will fit. Consider selling furniture such as a coffee table or couch that seems too big and use the money toward purchasing pieces that are more suited to the size of the place. Not only will your place be more comfortable and look better, but it is important to have open pathways throughout your suite to help prevent the risk of a fall.
At MorningStar of Billings, we offer the area’s finest independent living, assisted living and memory care. For independent living we have 32 free-standing cottages and another 72 bright suites in a range of floor plans. We have 70 assisted living suites and 36 secure memory care suites also in a variety of configurations and floor plans. Visit our website to learn more.
MorningStar Senior Living of Billings represents the finest in senior living with our unique mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest.” Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve in order to provide a true home for residents. Please schedule a tour to experience firsthand our comfortable, home-like atmosphere.