Planning a move may possibly be overwhelming, chaotic, and stressful. There are a lot of moving parts, literally, and sometimes things don’t always go as planned. If you are getting ready to make your move to a senior living community, it is important to consider the variety of factors that may cause bumps in the road throughout the process. Developing a steady plan of attack will help you navigate through the inevitable obstacles of this big move. The specialists of Atherton Place in Marietta, Georgia, are here to provide you with insight on planning your move.

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Determine What Stays And What Goes

More often than not, moving to a senior living community means you may not have a need for all your current belongings. Depending on what amenities are offered in the community, you can narrow down some of the items you can get rid of. On the same note, you should also be considering the size of the space you are moving to. Generally, it will be smaller in size than the full-sized house you are coming from, which may not be able to comfortably occupy all of your belongings. A yard sale is a great way to give your things a new home. You may also consider donating items, or giving sentimental things to family members.

Make Moving Arrangements

Now that you have determined what is coming with you and what you are getting rid of, you need to establish how you will be transporting your things. An inexpensive solution to this is asking family and friends for their assistance. Although, professional movers will ensure that the process is more seamless and that your things will be protected. You should also communicate your moving day schedule to the senior living community so they can provide you with their available accommodations.

Mentally Prepare

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After having said goodbye to old belongings and coordinating the big day, you understandably might feel overwhelmed. Let yourself feel the emotions. Making the move to a senior living community not only places you in a new home but requires a lifestyle adjustment as well. It is a lot to take in! Be open about you how are feeling to loved ones, they are there to support you. And if you need a little extra reassurance, just remember that the other members of your senior living community have been through, or are going through the same things. Opening up is always a great way to establish new connections and relationships!

Embrace Your New Senior Living Community

With a solid plan in place, you will be able to find more joy in the moving process. At the end of the day, you are not only planning a move, but you are also planning a fresh new chapter in your life. Don’t be afraid to embrace it. Senior living communities like Atherton Place are ready to welcome you with open arms.

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