Seniors: How To Know When It’s Time To Move From Your Home

It’s not easy. The decision to uproot yourself from your home is a painstaking and momentous event in your life. Having the self awareness and literal physical awareness to act on such a decision before a potentially dangerous predicament arises on down the road can spare you and your family all kinds of emotional and physical pain, in addition to burning through financial resources. We’ll take a look at some of the surefire signs that it might be time for you to consider moving out of your home as it currently is.

1. Your family is all very far away.

If you still have family living nearby or even live on the same property as younger family members, you are very fortunate indeed. However, if you’ve found yourself living especially far away from your family, it could be time to have a conversation with them to gauge comfort levels with you moving closer to them.

2. The house is just too big.

Sometimes a home can end up feeling monstrously big. This rings especially true if you live in a home that used to have all of your young ones running around in it. There’s no reason to put yourself through the emotional pain that can be constant trips down memory lane in addition to having to maintain upkeep around the premises.

3. The stairs have become comically insurmountable.

Look, the stairs can be difficult regardless of your age. However, if the stairs in your home have become treacherous, if not totally life-threatening grounds, it’s time to lend serious consideration to moving on out. It’s very likely you wouldn’t be hard-pressed to find a place that didn’t have a messy stair situation.

4. Your savings need some extra attention.

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In this day and age it’s harder than ever to put money away. You’re not alone if you’ve had a hard time keeping a grasp on your savings. However, there are ways you can negate rough spots when it comes to a dwindling savings situation. It could be something as simple as downsizing your living situation for a while.

5. The home upkeep is becoming far too much.

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Home maintenance is an exhausting ordeal no matter how you slice and dice it. As you grow older it can become that much more exhaustive. If you’re simply not up for the grind that can be keeping up with home maintenance there’s no shame in that.

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