How to 'downsize' to Assisted Living
Reducing your possessions is often one of the most challenging aspects of deciding to move to an Assisted Living community. It can seem overwhelming and provoke anxiety and sometimes sadness. There are a lot of memories in your home.
Think about the things that are most important to you - either because you will need them or just because you enjoy them.
In most assisted living communities, you will not be cooking. Think about that beautiful 12-piece bone china set or the sterling silver you have not used for years. If they are family pieces, perhaps a relative or close friend would treasure them for you.
Keep your favorite photos and artwork. Keep your family albums. Keep your coffee pot and toaster and a few plates, utensils and glasses. Many stores sell small sets of service for 4 which are perfect for your new setting.
You won't need your vacuum or other small appliances. Consider buying yourself a few new towels to spruce up your new apartment. If you have large sofas and dressers, consider a garage sale and use the funds to purchase smaller chairs or recliners that don't take up as much space.
If you are thinking of moving in the near future, start now to talk with family and reduce unnecessary items. You'll be helping yourself toward a much easier move.
Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence
9355 SW McDonald St.
Tigard, OR 97224