If you are among the large numbers of Baby Boomers who are considering “downsizing” and possibly moving to a new home in a new location, here are a few things to consider before you make any commitments:
- Are you and your spouse on the same page? Looking at smaller homes and discussing what might need to be discarded often reveals that one of the spouses just isn’t prepared to move on from their attachment to their current home with all its memories and belongings. Downsizing is difficult enough without both partners being fully committed.
- Do you understand just how big the project will be? Many folks get enthusiastic about downsizing until they start going through the closets and drawers and the sheer size of the undertaking overwhelms them. Fortunately, there are some excellent books/articles that can help with the organization of the project.