A Decluttering and Downsizing Guide for Seniors

Downsizing is popular among retirees looking to get more out of their golden years. While the idea of moving into a smaller home may be tempting, the process can be very stressful! From sorting through piles of stuff to tackling the logistics of moving, there’s nothing easy about decluttering and downsizing. That’s why Tropical Homebuyers put together the following resources to help you plan for your big move.

Financial Considerations

Selling a home and buying a new one involves several hidden expenses. Make sure downsizing is the right financial move!

How Much Does It Cost to Sell A House?

5 Things Seniors Should Know About Downsizing Their Homes in Los Angeles

Deciding What to Keep

Sticking to a decluttering plan is essential for avoiding stress when sorting through your possessions.

9 Top Decluttering Methods for Your Home

Stuff to Get Rid of Right Now: 30 Items You Don’t Need

How to Simplify Your Stuff and Honor Your Memories

Your Moving Checklist

Start your moving preparations a couple of months before your big move to stay organized and avoid stress.

Follow This Weekly Moving Checklist for a Smooth, Stress-Free Transition

Here’s How Many Boxes You Actually Need When Moving

Moving? You’ll Need This Ultimate House Cleaning Checklist

How Loved Ones Can Help

Friends, family members, and caregivers can help ease the downsizing transition for their senior loved ones.

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I Don’t Want My Parent Living Alone. What Can I Do?

Moving A Senior Parent Into Your Home: Factors to Consider

Downsizing doesn’t have to be a complicated maze of financial questions, moving estimates, and tough emotions. With the right preparations, your downsizing experience should be a positive one! Take the time to craft your home buying budget, make a decluttering plan, and chip away at your moving checklist over a couple of months. And remember, your loved ones are always there to lend a helping hand.   

If you need additional help with downsizing, Tropical Homebuyers is eager to help.  We take pride in helping seniors make the difficult transition to a new location and reducing the stress of the process.  Call us today at (323) 580-6881 for a free consultation.

This article was written by guest author Andrea Needham.  Visit her site at

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