5 Tips for Moving in San Antonio When You're a Retiree

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5 Tips for Moving in San Antonio When You're a Retiree

Most of us look forward to our golden years. After an era of labor, we finally get to kick back, unwind, and enjoy the fruits of our labors. Many people, however realize that when they reach senior citizen age that they now need to move. It could be that it is because they do not need the area in their San Antonio abode with their children now adults and moved out, perhaps it's because they find themselves living on a limited income, or maybe they just want to finally plant roots in that sultry climate they have always dreamt about. Whatever the reason for moving when you achieve retiree status, it's vital to give the task some deliberate examination.

Tip #1: Ponder Moving When the Weather Turns Colder

One benefit of being a senior citizen is you are no longer obligated to keep the same schedule restrictions as people who must work. You choose to go to the grocery on a Wednesday morning? You can because, you are in control of your schedule. Want to take in a movie matinee when everyone else is at work? Enjoy the motion picture! And if you have to move, then you have the opportunity to do so in the off-season, when demand and prices are both at their lowest.

Summer is the busiest time for moving for many reasons (mild weather, children are done with 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 lots of money.

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

The more time you live in your house, the more clutter you pick up. Everything, from clothes you haven't worn in years, to papers from a job you barely recall, fills in the crevices in your home. So, before your move, have a culling. A good guideline is to ask yourself if you've used something in the last half of a decade. If you haven't, you likely 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 to keep it, don't take it.

Tip #3: Create a Plan

Moving should not be done on the spur of the moment, especially not when you're retireed. You should pause, do your research, and make sure you have everything organized. You need to know your destination, how you’ll get there, if you will hire a professional San Antonio mover, when you're going to go, and most importantly, you need to have the costs figured out to the last dollar. And, just to be prudent, you should have a different game plan in place, just in case something fluctuates, or doesn't work out the way you want or need it to.

Tip #4: Preparation

Planning is when you get your goals down on paper; preparation is when you start getting ready. When you prepare for a move, you're paring down your household items, saving cash for the moving costs, 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: Slow Down

Moving shouldn’t be done hastily. Decisions need to be decided upon with care, and you should have all the facts on-hand before making major decisions. Not only that, but you should make sure you have plenty of time to prepare and address any loose ends that need to be tied up before you pull stakes and head off to your new home. There's no need to rush, so go at a gait you're comfortable with.

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