11 Tools to Help You Get Organized for a Move

By: Loretta & Cheryllyn Flower

11 Tools to Help You Get Organized for a Move

Tags: Selling your home, how to sell your home, home seller

 

 

 
11 Tools to Help You Get Organized for a Move
 

Does your downsizing to-do list have your head spinning? From negotiating the best price for your home to making thrift-store drop after thrift-store drop, moving to a smaller home comes with a dizzying array of things to do. It’s enough to overwhelm even the most organized people, but you don’t have to rely on Post-It notes to keep track of everything. These apps and online tools will help you coordinate your downsize from start to finish so you don’t miss a thing.
 
General Downsizing Resources
 
Downsizing isn’t an “easy” process, regardless of your age. Fortunately, there are many ways to make it a little less challenging for you and your family. So, learn different ways to plug technology into the process to help you streamline and reduce your stress levels.
 
Your Move Simplified: The 9 Best Apps for Moving
Useful apps to help streamline each part of the moving process.
https://rismedia.com/2017/07/12/your-move-simplified-9-best-apps-moving/
 
Sell, Digitize, Organize, and Clean Up Your Junk with These Apps
Declutter your living space before putting your home on the market.
https://www.popsci.com/best-decluttering-apps/
 
Websites & Apps to Sell Stuff in Your Neighborhood
Learn where you can sell your stuff locally, and which websites charge commission.
https://moneypantry.com/apps-to-sell-stuff-locally/#neighborhood
 
5 Steps to Prepare Your House for Sale
You want to sell your home for the best price; use this checklist to help make that happen. Don't forget to plan each project in advance to give yourself time to complete (use your phone's calendar and reminders to help keep to-dos on your radar).
https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/prepare-house-for-sale/
 
Senior-Specific Selling Resources
 
Although downsizing will prove challenging for people from all walks of life, the process for seniors can be especially tricky, as it involves both physical and emotional challenges. Below, find a handful of resources specific to seniors going through the moving process.
 
How to Make Moving Easier for Seniors
Learn how to approach the moving process with sensitivity to ease the emotional tension.
https://www.angieslist.com/articles/how-make-moving-easier-seniors.htm
 
How Technology Can Help Seniors
While 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.
https://thriveglobal.com/stories/how-technology-can-help-seniors/
 
Relocation Technology: How the Modern Moving Process Works for You
This resource illustrates how modern technology can make the tasks involved with moving more of a minor inconvenience rather than a massive hurdle.
https://www.moving.org/relocation-technology-how-the-modern-moving-process-works-for-you/
 
Best Cell Phones, Plans, and Accessories for Seniors
If a technology purchase or upgrade is necessary for your senior, find out what phones, plans, and accessories are best suited.
https://www.verizonwireless.com/articles/best-cell-phones-plans-and-accessories-for-senior/
 
8 Assisted Living Search Mistakes to Avoid
If your loved one is downsizing to an assisted living facility, it's important to prepare for the transition. Learn from mistakes others made to ensure you don't fall prey to the same issues.
https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/assisted-living-search-top-mistakes-to-avoid-1-22-13/
 
Moving may never be easy, but these apps certainly make it a lot more convenient! Instead of making phone call after phone call, you can look for homes, hire pros, update accounts, and accomplish other moving-related tasks from your computer or smartphone. Not only will you save hours in the process, but you’ll also take the stress out of your downsize. Instead of getting lost in the details, you’ll have plenty of time to spend planning your new, downsized life.
 
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