Moving to smaller living quarters is sometimes one of the key elements to heading into the retirement years, and it is often difficult to make the decision regarding what possessions accumulated during your lifetime you are willing to toss out.
The New York Times in “Helping the Elderly Downsize” wrote about a relatively new and growing profession that helps seniors plan ahead and make better decisions. These new professionals are called Senior Move Managers. These are people who specialize in helping senior citizens get rid of possessions they no longer need and cannot take with them. They work with other family members and charities to figure out what needs to be kept and what can be donated.
Getting the help of a senior move manager will be intriguing and useful for many people, but if you do, make sure that nothing of value gets discarded when it should pass to your heirs in an estate plan.
An estate planning attorney can guide you through the process.
Reference: New York Times (July 22, 2016) “Helping the Elderly Downsize”