5 Tips for Moving in Tulsa When You're a Retiree

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5 Tips for Moving in Tulsa When You're a Retiree

Most of us anticipate happiness in retirement. After a lifetime of hard work, we finally get to kick back, rest, and enjoy the fruits of our labors. Some people discover that when they get to senior citizen age that they now need to move. Perhaps it is because they don’t need the area in their Tulsa home with their children now adults and moved away, perhaps it is because they find themselves living on a limited income, or maybe it's because they want to finally plant roots in that tropical climate they've always dreamed about. Whatever the reason for moving after you reach retiree status, it's important to give the task some deliberate examination.

Tip #1: Consider Moving When the Weather Turns Colder

One of the great benefits of being a senior citizen is that you’re no longer constrained by the same schedule restrictions as people who have to work. You want to go to the supermarket on a Wednesday morning? Go for it, you are in control of your schedule. Want to watch a movie matinee while everyone else is at work? Enjoy the motion picture! And should you want to move, then you can do so in the off-season, when cost and demand are at their lowest.

Spring and summe are the busiest times for moving for several good reasons (mild weather, the kids are out of school, etc.), and as a result is is also the most expensive time to move. 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 years you live in your house, the more belongings you collect. Everything, from sweaters you haven't worn in a decade, to papers from a job you barely recall, fills in the crevices in your home. So, before you begin packing, start paring down. A good guideline is to ask yourself if you've used the thing in the last half of a decade. If you haven't, you surely don't need it. So, throw it away, gift it, give it away to loved ones or strangers, but if you don't have to have it, don't pack it.

Tip #3: Have a Plan

Moving isn't something you should do last minute, especially as retireed. You need to sit down, do your research, and make sure you have everything in order. You need to know your ultimate desired destination, how you’ll get there, if you need to hire a professional Tulsa mover, your timeline, and last but not least, you need to have the costs figured out down to the nickel. And, just to be extra cautious, you should have a different game plan in place, just in case something changes, or doesn't pan out 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 the groundwork. When you prepare for a move, you are paring down your household items, retaining funds for the moving costs, deciding when to list your house, etc. Preparation is a vital step in a successful move.

Tip #5: Don’t Rush

Moving shouldn’t be done hurriedly. Decisions need to be weighed carefully, and you should have all the facts on-hand before making major decisions. Beyond that, you should make sure you have plenty of time to prepare and address any loose ends that need to be resolved before you pull stakes and head off to your new home. There isn’t any reason to rush, so go at a clip you're comfortable with.

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