Top 5 Tips for Moving in Colorado Springs When You're a Retiree10/01/2017 Top 5 Tips for Moving in Colorado Springs When You're a Retiree Most of us anticipate happiness in our golden years. After many years of working hard, we finally get to kick back, rest, and enjoy the bounty of our labors. Some discover that when they attain senior citizen age that they also need to move. Perhaps it's because they don’t need the room in their Colorado Springs home with their children now adults and moved out, perhaps it's because they're now living on a limited income, or maybe it's because they want to finally move to that tropical climate they have always dreamt about. Whatever your reason for moving once you reach retiree status, it's vital to give the task some deep thought. Tip #1: Ponder Moving When the Weather Turns Colder One benefit of being retired is that you are no longer bound to keep the same schedule limitations as people who have to work. You need to go to the store on a Thursday afternoon? Go for it, you are in charge of your schedule. Want to catch a movie matinee when everyone else is working? Enjoy the show! And if you want to move, then you could do so in the moving off-season, when both demand and costs at their lowest. Spring and summe are the busiest times for moving for a lot of reasons (mild weather, children are out of school, etc.), and thus it's also the most expensive season to move. The months before or months after this peak can save you money. Tip #2: If You Don't Have to Have It, Don't Pack It The longer you live in somewhere, the more clutter you accumulate. Everything, from clothes you haven't worn in a long time, to papers from a job you barely recall, fills in the crevices in your home. So, before you begin packing, have a culling. A good rule of thumb is to ask whether you have used the thing in the last half of a decade. If you haven't, you probably don't need it. So, sell it, donate it, give it away to loved ones or strangers, but if you don't have to have it, don't pack it. Tip #3: Create a Plan Moving should not be done on the spur of the moment, especially if you are retireed. You need to pause, do your research, and ensure you have everything shipshape. You need to know where you're moving to, how you're going to get there, if you will hire a professional Colorado Springs mover, your timeline, and most importantly, you need to have your budget figured out to the last dollar. And, just to be extra cautious, you should have a Plan B in place, just in case something changes, or doesn't happen the way you want or need it to. Tip #4: Preparation Planning is when you write out your agenda; preparation is when you start warming up. When you prepare for a move, you’re whittleing down your possessions, saving money for the moving expenses, deciding when to list your house, etc. Preparation is the second part of the three-act play that is a move. Tip #5: Take Your Time Moving should not be done hastily. Decisions need to be weighed carefully, and you should have all the data on-hand before making major decisions. Not only that, but you should set aside time to prepare and to take care of any loose ends that need to be tied up before you say goodbye and head off toward your destination. There's no need to rush, so go at a pace you're comfortable with. Looking for someone to help you with your move? A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Colorado Springs is here for you you every step of the way. Click below to get started.