So you are retired and considering relocating? This phase is an exciting time in your life, and there is a lot to consider before making your decision. For many, there are three common options after retirement: downsizing into a smaller home, moving to a retirement community, or moving in with your children. When you choose to downsize, you can decide to move into a smaller home in your home state or pick up and plant new roots somewhere completely new. Picking up and leaving the state can be exciting and overwhelming. So how do you decide where to go? We have everything you need to consider when relocating to your next home.
Cost of Living
Moving can drastically change your expenses. Each state has varied costs and taxes, making your decision very important. Don’t let this be your only factor. Consider your emotional and lifestyle needs as well. Some states have a low living cost but are far from your support network. Check out this list of affordable US States to see if they are a good fit.
Friends and Family
Your friends and family will play a massive part in your decision. These relationships have been built over time and can be hard to discard. Depending on how often you want to see those loved ones, you may spend more traveling back and forth than you would by staying where you are. If you move far away for a low cost of living, it could be counterproductive. Consider areas where it would be easy and affordable to get to your friends and family.
Relocating involves letting go of your things instead of a smaller home. Make sure you are ready to let go of some things before committing to downsizing. You can try to make some extra money with a garage sale, donate to others at thrift stores, or even get in contact with nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity which will repurpose your things for the less fortunate. Some items may no longer fit into your new home but are hard to discard. Childhood mementos, favorite vacation keepsakes, and important documents are all items commonly stored away because they mean a lot to their owners. Self storage can be a great option if you don’t have adequate room to keep these items in your new home.
At Mini Price Storage, we offer year-round heating and cooling for free. This capability offsets the harmful effects of the temperature extremes of the year. We also have state-of-the-art security measures, including heavy-duty locks, security cameras spaced throughout the property, and individualized alarms and access codes. Our free move-in trucks build a convenient move-in day for our customers. Convenient access hours accommodate a variety of schedules to visit their unit. Our fully trained staff provides top-notch customer service making this process as simple as possible. Visit a location near you or give us a call and see what we can do for you today! 1-866-531-2675
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