As we age, life changes can be both exciting and challenging. Making the transition to an assisted living residence is no exception. For many, the thought of downsizing can be particularly daunting. Are you facing this move and feeling overwhelmed? If so, this practical guide is here to help. 


First, set a timeline. Moving to an assisted living residence can involve many steps, so it’s important to set a timeline. Take into account the time you need to give notice to your current residence and any other steps you need to take before the move. 


Next, create a plan. It’s best to start by purging duplicates, heirlooms, and other items you don’t need. Sort items into categories such as donate, sell, toss, or keep. If you need help, enlist the assistance of a professional organizer. 


Now, it’s time to start packing. Choose boxes and packing materials that are easy to handle and clearly label each box with the contents and the new room it will go in. Make sure to also include important documents and keepsakes that you want to bring with you. 


Finally, consider storage options. If you have items you can’t bring with you, consider a storage unit. You can also ask friends or family if they’re willing to store items for you. 


Downsizing can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little planning and preparation, you can make the transition to an assisted living residence easier. 


For more information about senior assisted living in Rock Springs Wyoming, please give us a call at 307-362-0100.