You know it’s time to begin looking at retirement communities for your future move. As you browse through options, the next step becomes clear: you’re now faced with the prospect of downsizing. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when preparing your belongings for retirement. With this guide, Trinity Landing will help you with rightsizing, making the process less daunting and more streamlined as you prepare for a fun-filled retirement lifestyle.

Benefits of rightsizing

It’s easy to compare rightsizing to the well-known concept of downsizing. While downsizing focuses on elimination of belongings, rightsizing instead focuses on what is gained in this process. Rightsizing your belongings to a manageable level can lead to a lifestyle change that gives you freedom to concentrate on what truly matters. For example, at Trinity Landing, you don’t have to worry about keeping your bulky exercise equipment in your home. Instead, visit the Saltwater Wellness Center, our state-of-the-art gym complete with our Keiser pneumatic resistance machines to work every muscle group. Don’t fret if you’re new to this type of equipment. Our on-site personal trainers can guide you through exercises at no extra cost to you. Plus, you can exercise alongside your like-minded friends and neighbors.

With our many restaurant venues you don’t have to worry about bringing every kitchen appliance. Get rid of your blender and instead grab a smoothie at our Boardwalk Bistro. If you consider yourself an artist, you can rest easy knowing that our art studio is well-equipped and ready for you to begin creating your latest masterpiece. Similarly, our library will be well stocked with some of your favorite books to borrow at your leisure. These are just a few of the benefits and amenities that abound at Trinity Landing. That way, your home has more space for what you love.

Start rightsizing by organizing

It’s always better to get a head start on getting rid of items you’re sure you don’t want or need in your new home. To start, make sure you have necessary supplies to begin rightsizing. Items like garbage bags, empty boxes, is cleaning products will help you set aside provisions as needed. In addition, separating belongings into categories are another great way to start organizing and can make things easier. By separating your belongings into things to keep, donate, pass on and throw away, it’ll be easier to start making decisions. Begin one room at a time.  Try to focus on areas primarily used for storage, such as basements, attics and closets. After, clear out spaces within furniture like drawers, cabinets, and chests. Finally, your everyday items should be sorted through.

Instead of concentrating on what you don’t want to take to your new home, focus on what you do what to take. This method will be significantly less stressful and minimize the total number of decisions being made. Take your time when sorting through your items so you don’t feel overwhelmed. If needed, ask a family member or friend for assistance prioritizing the work or with moving the objects.

At Trinity Landing, we want to make your move as easy as possible. That’s why we publish resources like this blog and our in-depth guide on rightsizing, so you can be better prepared for your upcoming move. With our opening in May of this year, we are excited for the many new residents to make their home at Trinity Landing. To learn more about our active lifestyle along the shimmering Intracoastal Waterway, contact us at 910-769-9600.

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