5 Tips for Moving in Little Rock When You're a Retiree

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5 Tips for Moving in Little Rock When You're a Retiree

We look forward to being retired. After an era of working hard, we finally get to kick our feet up, unwind, and enjoy the bounty of our labors. Some people realize that when they reach senior citizen status that they now need to move. It could be that it is because they don’t need the space in their Little Rock house with their children grown and moved elsewhere, maybe it is because they find themselves living on a set income, or maybe it's because they want to finally pack up to that warmer climate they have always dreamt about. Whatever the reason for moving when you reach retiree status, it's imperative to give the task some careful consideration.

Tip #1: Think About Moving in the Fall or Winter

One of the great benefits of being a retiree is that you are no longer bound by the same schedule restrictions as people who have to work. You want to go to the store in the middle of a Tuesday? Go for it, you are the master of your schedule. Want to watch a movie matinee while everyone else is working? Enjoy the motion picture! And should you want to move, then you could do so in the off-season, when demand and costs are both at their lowest.

Spring and summe are the busiest times for moving for many reasons (good weather, the kids are done with school, etc.), and as a result is is also the most expensive time of year to move. Changing your move date by a few months one way or the other can save you money.

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

The more time you live in somewhere, the more belongings you accumulate. Everything, from sweaters you haven't worn in a long time, to papers from a job you barely remember, fills in the cracks in your home. So, before you move, start paring down. A good guideline is to ask yourself if you have used the thing in the last several years. If not, you probably don't need it. So, throw it away, donate it, give it away to friends or family, 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 need to pause, 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 should hire a professional Little Rock mover, when you're going to go, and most importantly, you need to have the costs figured out down to the nickel. And, just to be on the safe side, you should have a different game plan in place, just in case something fluctuates, 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 getting ready. When you're preparing for a move, you are paring down your possessions, setting aside money for the moving costs, deciding when to start working with a realtor, 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 in a rush. 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 address any loose ends that need to be tied up before you finish packing and head off toward your destination. You don’t have to rush, so go at a clip you're comfortable with.

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