Downsizing and Transition (Part one of many more posts I am sure!)
Armed with my 1-bedroom floor plan and the knowledge that I was really going through with this project, I headed home to my 4-bedroom single family home. Although I won’t be taking up permanent residence in Paul Spring, I want to put myself in situations that will force me to experience the feelings of making this transition. I felt that the first step was deciding what belongings I could take with me.
I prepared a video that shows you the primary items I selected.
It turns out that I only have the space to take about 12 items of furniture and an assortment of other necessities to make this transition. The good news is that the things I would take with me are really the belongings that my family uses on a daily basis. Most of the remaining furniture and belongings don’t really get much use.
Although I might get along fine without the hundreds of items that won’t be going with me, I am struck with the emotions and memories associated with each of them. I will explore this in much greater detail over the next few posts. I will share my thoughts and potential solutions for this challenging transition.
To help, I have invited the membership of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) to provide me with suggestions and guidance. I will be sharing their insights in future entries.