Top 5 Tips for Moving in Colorado Springs When You're a Retiree

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Top 5 Tips for Moving in Colorado Springs When You're a Retiree

Many of us look forward to our golden years. After a lifetime of labor, we can finally kick back, relax, and enjoy the bounty of our labors. Some find that when they reach senior citizen age that they also need to move. Maybe it's because they no longer 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 fixed income, or maybe they just want to finally move to that tropical climate they've always dreamt about. Whatever your reason for moving after you reach retiree status, it's vital to give the task some deep thought.

Tip #1: Ponder Moving When the Weather Turns Colder

One of the great benefits of being retired is that you are no longer bound to keep the same schedule limitations as people who must work. You need to go to the store on a Thursday afternoon? Go ahead, you are in charge of your schedule. Want to catch a movie matinee when everyone else is at work? Enjoy the show! And if you choose to move, then you could do so in the moving off-season, when both demand and costs at their lowest.

Summer is the busiest time for moving for a lot of reasons (mild weather, children are out of school, etc.), and as a result 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 recollect, fills in the cracks in your home. So, before you move, clean house. 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 likely don't need it. So, sell it, donate it, give it away to loved ones or strangers, but if you don't need it, don't pack it.

Tip #3: Create a Plan

Moving isn't something you should do 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, when you're going to go, and most importantly, you need to have your budget figured out to the last dollar. And, just to be on the safe side, you should have a Plan B in place, just in case something falls through, or doesn't work out the way you want or need it to.

Tip #4: Preparation

Planning is when you write out your agenda; preparation is when you start getting ready. When you're preparing for a move, you’re whittleing down your possessions, saving funds 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: Don’t Rush

Moving should not be done hastily. Decisions need to be thought about, and you should have all the data on-hand before drawing conclusions. Not only that, but you should make sure you have plenty of 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 clip you're comfortable with.

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