Top 5 Tips for Moving in El Paso When You're a Retiree

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Top 5 Tips for Moving in El Paso When You're a Retiree

Many of us hope for happiness in being retired. After many years of labor, we can finally kick our feet up, unwind, and enjoy the rewards of our labors. Many people, however find that when they attain senior citizen status that they now need to move. It could be that it is because they don’t need the space in their El Paso home with their children now adults and moved out, maybe it is because they're now living on a limited income, or maybe they want to finally move to that warmer climate that they always dreamt about. Regardless your reason for moving once you achieve retiree status, it's vital to give the task some deep thought.

Tip #1: Ponder Moving When the Weather Turns Colder

An advantage of being a retiree is that you’re no longer constrained to the same schedule restrictions as people who need to work. You choose to go to the supermarket on a Thursday afternoon? Go ahead, you are in control of your schedule. Want to catch a movie matinee while everyone else is at work? Enjoy the feature! And if you want to move, then you could do so in the moving off-season, when both demand and costs at their lowest.

Warmer months are the most busy for moving for many reasons (warm weather, children are out of school, etc.), and hence it's also the most expensive season to move. The months before or months after this peak can save you a lot of money.

Tip #2: If You Don't Need It, Don't Pack It

The more time you live in a house, the more stuff you accumulate. Everything, from sweaters you haven't worn in years, to papers from a job you barely recollect, fills in the nooks and crannies in your home. So, before your move, clean house. Ask yourself if you've used something in the last half of a decade. If not, you probably don't need it. So, throw it away, donate it, give it away to whoever will take it off your hands, but if you don't need it, don't take it.

Tip #3: Have a Plan

Moving is something that requires planning, not on the fly, especially if you are retireed. You need to sit down, do your analysis, and make sure you have everything organized. You need to know where you're moving to, how you are planning on getting there, if you will hire a professional El Paso mover, when you're going to go, and most importantly, you need to have your budget figured out down to the nickel. And, just to be extra cautious, you should have a Plan B in place, just in case something falls through, or doesn't happen the way you want or need it to.

Tip #4: Be Prepared

Planning is when you write down your goals; preparation is when you start warming up. When you start preparing for a move, you’re whittleing down your possessions, setting aside funds for the moving expenses, deciding when to put your house up for sale, etc. Preparation is the second part of the three-act play that is a move.

Tip #5: Don’t Rush

Moving shouldn’t be done hastily. Decisions need to be thought about, and you should have all the information on-hand before drawing conclusions. Beyond that, you should give yourself time to prepare and to take care of any loose ends that need to be resolved before you finish packing and head off to your new home. You don’t have to rush, so go at a gait you're comfortable with.

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