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Why Do Seniors Downsize Up?

The following question was asked by a great couple visiting one of our Ovation Homes open houses,   “Why would we consider downsizing?” They had been in their home for over 30 plus years, loved the neighborhood and had acquired many wonderful and beautiful things. Here is the insight we shared with them:\n\nThere are several reasons why seniors downsize. Most of them want to move into a smaller home because they feel that their existing house is too big. When their kids moved out and it became an empty nest, it became tougher and tougher to maintain. The big home, with lots of stairs and an unused basement, doesn’t provide that same comfort as it used to. Most senior couples prefer to ease into a more comfortable living lifestyle by moving into a smaller home. Downsizing UP to a one-level home is the key.\n\nThe decision to downsize UP is not an easy one. Moving to a new one-level home can be hard to emotionally deal with. Especially with all the memories you and your family have shared in your existing home over the years. However, more challenging than moving a memory, can be the overwhelming process of sorting and packing your accumulated belongings!\n\nHow do you decide which things to throw away, which items will you leave behind and how many treasures you will sell or give away?\n\nYour one-level living experience with Ovation Homes has been planned with over 30 {04fe387fefc988f18aed9aa671c0573561a981081c6766343d4546dbc028ad67} more storage than a typical home of the same usable floor space.\n

The Smart Move

\nHere are some tips to ease your stress and simplify your move as you downsize UP to one-level comfort living with Ovation Homes – The Smart Move:\n

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  • We will give you a large layout of your new home in advance so you know how much space you haveto place existing furniture and personal belongings. This will alsohelp you decide on what itemsmight need to be left behind.
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  • Sort wisely. Avoid moving clutterto your new home. Select household items and personal belongings you actually useregularly. Eliminate things you haven’t used or seen in years.
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  • Start the sorting process in rooms that you use the least, as they will have less emotional attachments like attics, garages, bathrooms, etc.
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  • Create a belongingsand disposition list to stay organized.
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  • Label items so you know what you will keep, give to family or friends, sell or donate, and other things you will simply throw away.
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  • Organize a family get-together so you can distribute furniture, belongings and personal treasures among family members. Be sure to share your memories before giving them the items so they know and understand its importance. This will make them appreciate your generosity even more.
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  • Take pictures of important personal items you will leave behind. This might make the “letting go” process much easier.
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  • Donating your belongings to social services or to charitable organizations. Your generosity willhelp you feel like you are contributing to some else’s quality of life – it’s also tax deductible.
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  • Relax. Be reassured that you have planned well and have made the right choice building your new comfort home with Ovation Homes.
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\nOvation Homes is The Smart Move UP for your future one-level comfort living. We extend a warm invitation for you to contact our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Share your list of needs with us. We will work to meet your needs and help you through every phase of your new home building and purchase process. Please call (801) 444-3639.\n\n \n

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\nOvation Homes’ qualified sales agents will review home plans, package options and lot availability with you. During your no obligation visit, you will be provided accurate pricing with no hidden fees. We are excited for you to realize the value of building your new comfort home with us. For more information please call 801-444-3639!