Top 5 Tips for Moving in Little Rock When You're a Retiree10/01/2017 Top 5 Tips for Moving in Little Rock When You're a Retiree We hope for happiness in our golden years. After many years of toil, we finally get to kick our feet up, rest, and enjoy the bounty of our labors. However, many people realize that when they reach senior citizen status that they now need to move. Perhaps it is because they do not need the space in their Little Rock home with their children grown-up and moved away, perhaps it is because they find themselves living on a limited income, or maybe they want to finally plant roots in that tropical climate they have always dreamt about. Whatever your reason for moving when you reach retiree status, it's important to give the task some deep thought. Tip #1: Consider a Fall or Winter Move A big advantage of being retired is that you are no longer bound to keep the same schedules as people who need to work. You need to go to the grocery in the middle of a Tuesday? Go for it, you are in charge of your schedule. Want to catch a movie matinee when everyone else is at work? Enjoy the motion picture! And should you want to move, then you can do so in the off-season, when demand and prices are both at their lowest. Spring and summe are the busiest times for moving for several good reasons (warm weather, children are out of school, etc.), and thus is is also the most expensive time to move. Changing your move date by a few months one way or the other can save you a lot of money. Tip #2: If You Don't Have to Have It, Don't Take It The more years you live in your home, the more belongings you accumulate. Everything, from sweaters you haven't worn in a decade, to papers from a job you barely remember, fills in the crevices in your home. So, before your move, clean house. A good rule of thumb is to ask whether you have used something in the last five years. If you haven't, you likely don't need it. So, sell it, donate it, give it away to friends or family, but if you don't have to have it, don't take it. Tip #3: Have a Plan Moving should not be done on the spur of the moment, especially as a retiree. You have to pause, do your research, and ensure you have everything organized. You need to know where you're moving to, how you're going to get there, if you should hire a professional Little Rock mover, your timeline, and last but not least, you need to have the costs figured out to the penney. And, just to be extra cautious, you should have a Plan B in place, just in case something changes, or doesn't work the way you want or need it to. Tip #4: Preparation Planning is when you write out your agenda; preparation is when you start getting ready. When you're preparing for a move, you're paring down your possessions, retaining money for the moving expenses, deciding when to start working with a realtor, etc. Preparation is key. Tip #5: Slow Down Moving should not be done hastily. Decisions need to be decided upon with care, and you should have all the facts on-hand before drawing conclusions. Beyond that, you should make time to prepare and resolve any loose ends that need to be tied up before you finish packing and head off toward your destination. There's no need to rush, so go at a gait you're comfortable with. Looking for someone to help you with your move? A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Little Rock is standing by to help you every step of the way. Click below to get started.