Ready to downsize and declutter your life for retirement but packing up all of your memories and processions seems like an overwhelming task?  

We’re taking the stress out of your downsizing journey, providing our top tips to make your transition to retirement at Samford Grove as smooth as possible. 

Start early and plan ahead 

Planning and early preparation are key to ensuring the downsizing journey is as easy as possible. Create a calendar and set dates on when you will start the packing process. Define what goals you would like to achieve each day and reach out and ask for help, whether that be friends, family or neighbours.  

Emotional ties 

You’ve made the decision to sell your home and start your new life at Samford Grove. Where do you even start?!  

Decluttering your life and packing up your home for sale can be an emotional time and bring back memories of family and loved ones. It can take courage to simplify your life, but its important to remember to keep the memories and not the clutter. As you sort through items in the home, separate your possessions from most important to least. It might also be a great opportunity to donate things to those in need, or pass on some sentimental items to family and grandchildren. A great way to organize what you will keep and what will go to a new home is to create four separate piles: 

  • Keep 
  • Give to family 
  • Donate 
  • Discard 

Visit your new home at Samford Grove before moving in 

This is an exciting time in your life, enjoyed by many for new opportunities to redefine your lifestyle and make new friendships. It can be daunting to leave your old neighbourhood for a new one. A great way to feel at home is to visit the area before your move in date. This will ensure you are familiar with all the amenities and facilities as well as a great chance to see where you can catch up with new-found friends for coffee.  

Bring in the professionals 

A great way to lighten your downsizing load is to enlist the help of downsizing specialists and removalists that can simplify the packing process and also find the best ways to make the most of your new living spaces. You’ll feel the weight lifted from your shoulders, so that you can save your energy to focus on the new life you will be creating at Samford Grove. 

If you’re looking for a recommendation – our teams know some great local businesses to help with your move.  

Have fun! 

The downsizing journey is a chance to celebrate an exciting new chapter in your life and although you may be saying goodbye to your family home, you’re opening the door to an exciting new life, where the opportunities for an independent, active and fulfilling life are endless. 

With no compromise on superior quality, Samford Grove sets a new standard of luxury retirement living. Our apartments and homes offer everything the modern downsizer needs.    

At Samford Grove, choose between established homes, brand-new villas, townhomes or apartments – there’s something to suit every lifestyle. 

To find out how you can downsize to Samford Grove, call us on 07 3289 3372 or fill in this contact form.