The wheels are in motion for me to sell my condo in NY and purchase a home in an over 55 community in NJ!
I have already printed out my moving list and since I am moving to another state there will be added things on my list of things to do. My medical will change, car insurance, home insurance, doctors and so on.
When you move in your own state not as much changes except your address these days. Moving to a new state everything changes but I am up for the challenge!
I have helped clients get ready for a move, but this time it’s my turn to downsize.
I am going from 3 bedrooms 3 floors to 1 floor and 2 bedrooms and I will carry 21 years of wonderful memories with me.
Losing my husband has put me in a different place in life. An over 55 community offers so much more in things to do.
So first to do is find a buyer for this home and find a new place and get this move going!
I am creating a master list of items in my home that is going with me, being given away to family/friends and donations. So before you call the movers for a quote make sure you have paired down to what you are actually taking before you have them quote you.
Donating? Try these places:
Clothing: Dress for Success: http://www.dressforsuccess.org/
Household Items: Salvation Army
For our Veterans: http://www.pickupplease.org/newyork
Accepts Everything: Goodwill
Kids clothing and toys:http://mommypoppins.com/kids/where-to-donate-kids-clothes-toys-and-more-in-nyc-during-the-holidays-and-beyond
So my other 3 P’s are Purge! Prepare! Pack! Create a secondary list of things you will need to do like calling your cable company, gas and electric companies. Your third list if needed should be your health insurance if you are moving out of state. I have created a “MOVE” folder and keep all my lists in there.
Boxes, packing supplies, tape and colored permanent markers. I am ready!
Wish me luck!!