Many of us are spending more time than ever at home. As you practice social distancing in light of COVID-19, you may have more hours to look around and notice that collection of tea pots on the top of your kitchen cabinets or the overflow of boxes in the garage that seem to encroach on your actual parking space. You see how your home is too large, too small, or not the right configuration for your current lifestyle.
Make the most of this time by considering what would be ideal for you — and moving toward that goal.
What is rightsizing?
Rightsizing allows you to look at your everyday life and your values and determine if the space you’re working hard to maintain is working for you.
Rightsizing differs from downsizing in that you aren’t necessarily looking for a smaller space as you age, but rather finding the right size for every stage of life. It is looking at all the factors and determining what fits and what doesn’t. Ask yourself a few questions:
Make the most of your time
For many seniors, these questions lead to simplifying their living situation and finding a place where they can comfortably with less home maintenance. If you find yourself in that category, this pandemic may be the perfect time to begin sorting through those items you no longer need.
How do you begin this process? Here are 5 ways to get a jumpstart on rightsizing:
If you know you will be moving into a Senior Living Community, such as Montereau, look at the housing options. Knowing the size of your prospective new home will also help you in knowing what to keep and what to sell, donate or trash.
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