Guest post compiled by Andrea Needham,

Getting ready to downsize your home — and your life overall — in retirement is a tall order. There’s so much to do and think about when you decide to move, get rid of belongings and scale down your retirement budget. Whatever the motivation behind your impending move, here are the most helpful tips for navigating the journey.

Embrace the Downsizing Dilemma

For Retirees, Downsizing Has Many Upsides
Tips to Cut Costs in Retirement
3 Rules on Downsizing for Retirement

Senior Couple Moving House

Go for Minimalism and Ditch Extra Clutter 

The Joys of the Minimalist Life in Retirement
Minimalism at Seventy
10 Ways to Live Frugally in Retirement

Let Family Help Out – Resources for Loved Ones

Downsizing Dilemmas: How to Help Parents Clean Out
How to Help an Elderly Loved One Downsize
Downsizing a Home: a Checklist for Caregivers

Choose a New Place to Live That Works For You

How to Decide Whether to Move or Stay in Your House in Retirement

Here’s Exactly Where You Should Retire – Based on What’s Important to You
Pros and Cons of Living in a Retirement Village

Budget for Your Home and A Move

Retirees, Should You Buy or Rent When Downsizing?
How Much Does It Cost To Move?
Here’s What the Average Retired American’s Budget Looks Like

All of life’s changes can throw a wrench in your retirement plans. But if downsizing is on the horizon, these helpful tips can provide the guidance you need to reach your goals. Start with recognizing the potential for growth in the next phase of your life—and zeroing in on the clutter that’s holding you back.

About Andrea Needham 

Andrea Needham is the creator and editor at Elders Day. A lifelong writer, she created her website to share information and resources with other seniors who love living it up as they age. Andrea believes our golden years don’t have to be a time to slow down, and she looks forward to sharing the many health-boosting, fulfilling activities and experiences that are perfect for aging adults. Visit


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