Seniors Downsizing in Retirement
It is raining today, so we have decided to call into a local market, buy a deliciously decadent cake and take it to our friends in the country. This is their first week in their ‘new’ hinterland home.
Photo by Werner Sevenster on Unsplash
They sold their suburban home in order to move to a country property with acreage. Whilst the house itself needs a lot of work, its charming potential is already apparent. And it is safe to say that their retirement will now be full of interesting projects to work on.
So, is a move after retirement on the cards for you? And would it constitute a downsizing move or just a relocation to a different area?
Any move can require a lot of energy, both physical and mental. Moving after retirement comes with its own set of stresses and unknowns.
In our case, we downsized as well as moved interstate. It did involve a lot of work but I must say that after the move, our household workload was noticeably more manageable.
Once we had decided to move, we needed to let all of our friends and extended family members know the new address. A set of pre-printed postcards, like this one below (affiliate link), would definitely have come in handy: (more…)