Downsizing can lower your bills, shrink the time you spend on home maintenance, and expedite your path to a mortgage-free life. Unfortunately, it’s also a tedious, time-consuming task. This is a fact that scares many homeowners away from downsizing — despite the overwhelming benefits.
The truth is, your disdain for packing is no reason to keep paying for an oversized home that no longer suits your lifestyle. Not only will downsizing quickly recoup the money you spend on moving crews, but there are also tons of apps and online services to make downsizing easier than you ever imagined.
Don’t believe us? Here’s how you can use technology to make downsizing your simplest move yet.
General Downsizing Resources
Tapping into various apps and resources to facilitate your downsizing efforts can help turn a monumental task into a streamlined process. Check out some of these apps to help reduce your stress and save time.
The Best Apps To Use for Your Next Move
Useful apps to help streamline each part of the moving process.
The Best Apps and Sites for Selling Your Stuff
Declutter your home (and sell your old things) before putting your home on the market.
Buying and Selling at the Same Time
Want to sell your home for the best price and house-hunt for a new one at the same time? By using this checklist, working with a trusted real estate professional, and keeping your finances in check, you can help make that happen.
Take Real Estate Photos Worthy of a Magazine Spread
This resource teaches you ways to take incredible photos of your property.
Downsize into an Accessible Atlanta Apartment
Visit sites like Rent.com to filter through Atlanta-area apartment listings.
Senior-Specific Selling Resources
Downsizing for seniors is a bit of a trickier nut to crack. The idea of moving out of the family home and decluttering a lifetime of memories can be an emotional rollercoaster. All the more reason to tap available resources that make this process less emotionally and physically taxing.
How Technology Can Help Seniors
Some seniors embrace technology, others may run from it. Either way, technology can help during the move — plus, it can have many other benefits as well.
How Technology Can Simplify Relocation
A guide to how modern technology can make the tasks involved with moving more of a minor inconvenience rather than a massive hurdle.
Equip Your Home With Smart Security Features to Attract Buyers
Properties with smart home security systems tend to bring in prospective buyers due to the value-added benefits of such an amenity. If you have yet to install a security system, consider it a worthwhile investment.
6 Tips for Moving Senior Citizens
Steps to approach the moving process with sensitivity to ease the emotional tension.
6 Survival Tips for Moving Your Senior Loved One
Moving a senior loved one across the country into a new home or transitioning him or her to a senior living community is tough. Learn ways to ensure the transition goes smoothly while tending to their health, finances, and logistics.
No one looks forward to packing up the house and moving. But that’s no reason to stay in a home that’s too big or too expensive. Or simply too much for your needs.
Instead of letting your distaste for moving keep you in a home you’re no longer happy with, take time to find the right tools for the job ahead of you.
From sites that help you sell your unwanted stuff to apps to organize your packing list, there’s no shortage of technology designed to make your move — and your life — a whole lot easier.
About the author
About 6 years ago, Eva Benoit left her job as an office manager to pursue being a life, career, and overall wellness coach. She specializes in helping professionals with stress and anxiety but welcomes working with people from all walks of life.
Eva works with her clients to discover and explore avenues that will bring them balance, peace, and improved overall well-being that can last a lifetime. She is the author of the upcoming book, The 30-Day Plan for Ending Bad Habits and Improving Overall Health.”