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 retirement. After many years of toil, we can finally kick our feet up, relax, and enjoy the bounty of our labors. However, many people realize that when they attain senior citizen status that they now need to move. Perhaps it is because they do not need the area in their Little Rock house with their children grown-up and moved out, perhaps it is because they find themselves living on a fixed income, or maybe they want to finally plant roots in that tropical climate they've always dreamt about. Whatever your reason for moving when you reach retiree status, it's vital to give the task some deep thought. Tip #1: Consider a Fall or Winter Move One of the biggest advantages of being a retiree 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 on a Wednesday morning? Go ahead, 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 off-season, when both demand and costs at their lowest. Summer is the busiest time for moving for several good reasons (good weather, children are out of school, etc.), and as a result is is also the most expensive time to move. A few months one way or the other can save you lots 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 pick up. Everything, from sweaters you haven't worn in years, to papers from a job you barely recall, fills in the crevices in your home. So, before your move, have a culling. A good rule of thumb is to ask whether you have used something in the last half of a decade. If you haven't, you likely don't need it. So, sell it, donate it, give it away to loved ones or strangers, but if you don't have to have it, don't move 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 some investigating, and ensure you have everything organized. You need to know your ultimate desired destination, how you're going to get there, if you need to hire a professional Little Rock mover, your timeline, and last but not least, you need to have your budget figured out down to the nickel. And, just to be on the safe side, you should have a Plan B in place, just in case something falls through, 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 warming up. When you're preparing for a move, you're paring down your possessions, retaining funds for the moving expenses, deciding when to start working with a realtor, etc. Preparation is key. Tip #5: Slow Down Moving shouldn’t 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 pull stakes and head off toward your destination. You don’t have 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.