Downsizing is a popular move for those nearing retirement. As well as being easy on the purse strings, a smaller property is easier to take care of, especially as we get older.
However, it is worth doing your research so a seemingly simple move doesn’t escalate into a military operation.
If you are ordering white goods and furniture, remember that they often take six weeks to arrive. You don’t want to move into to a new house and be wthout a fridge for weeks and weeks. Also have a think about how to get the goods and furniture into your home. This way you can make sure you don’t block off a vital entrance like your patio doors.
Downsize your furniture
It is often hard to say goodbye the furniture you have collected over the years. But you don’t want to overcrowd your new house. It also gives you the chance to think about what your really want your new home to look lilke. So, you can sell furniture that won’t suit your new house and purchase furniture that will.