One of the first things you need to do when planning to move somewhere new is to get a relocation quote. Moving companies generally supply relocation quotes free of charge. However, don’t send a quote request to all the movers you find on the first few pages of your internet search engine. That will only confuse you.
If you are considering homeownership, this post will help you evaluate the pros and cons of buying a house. Explore factors like equity-building and maintenance responsibilities to decide whether buying a house aligns with your goals.
Adjustment after moving can be challenging at any age. It can be especially tough for people over 50, whether they relocate to a new property or a retirement community. Discover ten things to do after moving into a new home to foster a sense of belonging and familiarity, from exploring local attractions to joining clubs. These tips will help you adapt to your new surroundings and settle into your new community.
The digital domain was once populated primarily by the young. These days, more and more Americans over 50 are embracing new technologies, narrowing the generational divide, and proving that age is not a barrier to keeping up with the times. In this article, we explore how participating in the digital era enhances your quality of life and helps to empower you.
We also tend to worry about our stored belongings. Are storage units safe? Or can someone easily break in and walk away with our stuff? Will our antique pieces or lavish outfits remain in good condition? Or will they be ruined by humidity and pests? Let’s explore the features safe storage facilities should offer, from security to climate control. When you choose wisely where to store your valuable items, you will enjoy peace of mind.
Before signing on the dotted line about renting a place, carefully check your home-to-be to avoid common pitfalls and ensure a satisfying living experience. There can be many things wrong with renting a place that seems appealing at first glance. Read on to find which top 5 crucial factors you must examine to make an informed decision when renting a house or an apartment.
Make a positive impression on your new neighbors with these five simple steps to welcome new neighbors, from introducing yourself with a warm smile to organizing a neighborhood gathering. Learn how to create a friendly atmosphere and foster meaningful connections that can turn a residential area into a tightly-knit neighborhood. Start building your strong community today!
One of the more difficult tasks facing you when you decide to move comes before you even start packing. You’ve guessed right. It’s about researching movers, gathering moving company quotes, and comparing moving prices and moving services.This blog will help you choose a trustworthy professional mover and provide essential steps to compare moving company quotes effectively. Learn how to evaluate a mover’s reputation, moving services, and pricing to make an informed decision for your upcoming relocation.Follow these valuable tips to choose a reliable and affordable moving company that suits your needs perfectly. As a result, you will save time and money and ensure a smooth transition to your new home.
In this blog post, we will explore the correlation between air pollution and dementia risks and other possible health hazards associated with moving later in life. Read on to find out how to prioritize your health and make an informed decision when choosing a location that aligns with your preferences, promotes a healthy lifestyle, and ensures a fulfilling and enjoyable retirement.
While retirement allows you to choose where to live, consider the pros and cons of such a move. Read on to explore the potential benefits of building strong family bonds and being more involved in your grandchildren's lives and the challenges and adjustments that come with it.
Read on to learn more about different financial options that enable you to buy a new home before selling the old one. Take stock of your budget and plan carefully to determine the best course of action for your upcoming relocation.
In this article, Shyft explores the benefits of having roommates in your 50s and beyond. Learn how shared housing can enhance social connections, reduce living costs, and provide companionship. You will also discover resources and strategies for finding compatible roommates.
After retiring, you might have to reconsider your housing options. You no longer need to live near your place of work and are free to choose the home of your dreams. However, your preferences could be limited by your financial situation. Retirement often goes hand-in-hand with a drop in household income, and the cost of housing is one of the biggest worries for retirees.
Why sell your home after retirement? You may have opted for downsizing after retirement. Perhaps you want to change scenery or climate or you intend to live closer to family. In any of these scenarios, it makes sense to sell your home after retirement. For many people, their home is their main wealth. You have put a lot of money into it. Now might be the time to turn your main asset into cash and use the proceeds for financing the next stage in your life. Selling your home after retirement is a daunting task. But with careful planning and consideration, it opens a whole new world of possibilities, enabling you to enjoy your golden years to the fullest.
It’s almost become a cliche. When you mention retirement, moving to Florida comes to mind. Florida has long been regarded as the retirement capital of the U.S. There is, of course, nothing wrong with moving to Florida after retiring. But you may not want to follow the crowds. In this article, we turn the spotlight on some alternative retirement destinations beyond the Sunshine State. Explore the benefits of other regions and challenge the assumption that Florida is the only retirement haven for your golden years. There are many factors to consider when picking a place to retire, from finances and availability of healthcare to the proximity of loved ones and quality of life. You might find in this post the place that tickles your imagination and may even turn out to be perfect for you.
Big cities have specific appeal. They are buzzing with energy. There is always something to do and somewhere to go. Dining options, entertainment opportunities, and sporting and cultural events compete for your attention. And it is easy to hop from one place to another with public transportation.
You may remember that your friends at Shyft warned you about moving scams,then about the change of address scams, and now rental scams! Most people tend to assume that other people are good, but unfortunately, that is not the case. There will always be individuals who are looking to take advantage of others. The more you know about their methods, the better you will be equipped to deal with them, in this case, particularly with home rental scams. This blog post will help renters recognize warning signs that their potential landlord may be untrustworthy or dishonest. From vague or contradictory lease terms to high-pressure sales tactics and poor communication, learn how to spot the rental scams red flags and make informed decisions to protect your rights as a tenant.
Your current home feels like a well-loved, comfortable pair of shoes. It fits you perfectly. You have arranged it the way you like it, you can find your way around it with closed eyes, and it holds many fond memories. Your favorite coffee shop is around the corner, the park you often stroll through is within walking distance, and your friends are nearby.
You have probably wondered at the quantity of waste your and about every other household produces. Now imagine the mountain of waste of packing and moving supplies you’ll face after you’ve relocated to your new home and unpacked everything.
This blog post will discuss the moving services people over 50 should look for when planning a move. You may have unique needs, making it necessary to find a moving company that can provide specialized moving services such as downsizing, packing and unpacking, and coordinating with family members or caregivers.
After thinking long and hard, you’ve decided to move. Congratulations! Making up your mind about what to do is the first step toward getting it done. But then a million questions pop into your mind. Which mover should I trust with my possessions? Will they be able to handle my king-sized bed? And what about my fish tank? Moving to a new home can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, especially when it comes to choosing the right moving company. In this blog post, Shyft will discuss what questions to ask a moving company to make an informed decision and ensure a smooth and successful move. Do your homework thoroughly to avoid moving scams, overcharging, and unnecessary stress.
The big day is approaching! You are brimming with excitement, impatient to start a new life in a new place. To ensure you did not miss anything, you again flip through the moving checklist pinned to your ready-to-be-moved fridge and freeze. A line wasn’t ticked off, the one prompting you to notify the post office of your change of address. Just like most people would, you head to the internet and search for “change of address” or “address change US postal service”. You will find that updating your mailing address online is a fast and simple procedure. The problem is that you may click on a link that leads straight to a change-of-address scam site.
You may spend the first night in a new house tossing and turning in the bed in vain search of a good pose. No wonder you have trouble sleeping in a new house. Everything is different. Your new house feels different, smells different, and even sounds different. Add the traces of excitement (or perhaps stress) of recent relocation, and you have the uncalled-for recipe for sleepless nights.
Retirees usually decide to move house for financial reasons, to be closer to family, or in search of a temperate climate. There are other points to consider when looking for a suitable house after retirement. The needs of people over 50 differ from those of younger homebuyers, with accessibility, location, and maintenance being key factors. Choosing where to live is one of the biggest decisions you'll make when you retire. Whether you are looking to downsize or relocate to your dream place, read on to find out more about your options when it comes to finding a home to buy or rent after retiring.
You have moved and settled into your new home. All the boxes are out of the way, and you are satisfied with how everything looks. Now is the time to celebrate by throwing a housewarming party. That is a great way to show your new home to family and friends and an excellent opportunity to meet your new neighbors.
Moving can be a daunting experience, especially for people over 50. You may be downsizing to a smaller home, relocating to a different city, or moving your business to new premises. In any case, the thought of packing everything up and starting over can be overwhelming. However, moving can be a smooth experience with good planning and preparation.
Are you about to pack your belongings and move home? Congratulations! You have a lot to think about amid all that excitement. But make some time to consider what level of moving insurance you need to protect everything you possess.
Whether it’s a few blocks away or across the country, moving is an exciting experience. It can also be stressful, and one of the stress-causing factors associated with relocation is undoubtedly the cost of moving.
Whether we want it or not, our lifestyle changes after retirement. This can be unsettling, but look at the bright side. With a good plan, this life event presents an exceptional opportunity to reset, revitalize and reinvent yourself. Retirement offers a chance to establish new healthy habits. With more time on your hands, you can focus on your quality of life. Eating a nutritious diet, incorporating regular exercise, remaining active, and remembering to relax and de-stress can all contribute to a healthier and happier retirement.
You waved a cheery goodbye to the daily grind and are ready to finally get to do things you are passionate about.The first on your list is DIY moving to a new place you have been dreaming about for years. And doing it all on your own!A DIY move is not impossible, but it is a task that needs to be planned well and thought through carefully. This article talks about how to organize a DIY move, what driving a moving truck involves, and when it may be wiser to rely on professional movers.You will also find an overview of regulations governing the renewal of a driver’s license after 50, learn about the possible effects of aging on driving, and get tips on how to drive safely.Without further ado, let’s get going!
Have you ever heard of movers taking off with someone's belongings? How about movers who quote low prices but hold the goods unless customers pay much more? Or movers who lose or break stuff and refuse to refund customers?
Are you worried about the mental decline in retirement? Fortunately, some simple habits can improve and rejuvenate mental powers. Our stay sharp guide is designed to help you keep your mind agile long into old age while enjoying a fulfilling retirement lifestyle.
Relocating after 50 and in retirement can help you save money and improve your quality of life. If you are thinking about where to move, check out our selection of the best places to live in the U.S. in 2023 and abroad.
Many people feel cloudy-headed at times. The good news is that there are things you can do to clear the brain fog and improve your mental clarity. Read on to learn about the symptoms and causes of brain fog and what you can do to keep your brain functioning like a well-oiled machine.
Be inspired to include several simple goals in your 2023 New Year’s resolutions. They are relatively easy to achieve but can help you to create better routines, improve your well-being and your retirement lifestyle. It is that time of the year again. The time when millions of Americans make New Year's resolutions. Only to realize, twelve months later, that they did not keep them. Perhaps you are one of many NY resolution-makers who consistently fail to stick to their annual list of good intentions. Perhaps the set of goals you create at the beginning of 2023 will still be languishing in the “to do” folder when 2023 draws to a close. But don’t let that stop you from making your own shiny, brand-new catalog of NY resolutions for 2023!
Some retirement lifestyle changes can help keep your body fit and mind sharp. Find out why it is important to monitor your health, eat healthy foods, practice regularly, and manage stress, including the stress of moving.
Relocation and retirement can go hand-in-hand like an ice-chilled drink on a warm summer’s day. So much so, that many people who retire often opt to relocate to someplace that is more suited to their new needs. When you retire, you are not limited by the distance to the office. Instead, you can choose where you want to live, be it closer to family, a sunny climate, or a childhood home. Before you pack your bags and head out the door here are 10 things you should think about before you relocate for your retirement.
Regardless of how often you have moved and relocated in your lifetime, it never hurts to have a checklist or a reminder of what to look for in a local moving company. While you do have the knowledge it is often in the back of your head, meaning that you just need a little trigger to get it to the front.
Retirement brings about new opportunities to move and explore new countries that you may have been fascinated with over the years. For those of you who are looking to move to a different country, consider retirement in Spain. It offers many benefits for Americans who choose to spend their golden years in the country including a low cost of living, great climate, and world-class infrastructure.
Moving out of the state that you grew up in, does not need to be a daunting process. Even moving to the state that you grew up in is not difficult either. Moving is a process, as you know, which involves planning, organization, and a bit more. There can be some aspects that may have slipped your mind, and that is what this article is for. A reminder of what to keep in mind when moving from one state to another.
After retirement, you have the freedom to live anywhere in the world, depending on your budget. Some people choose to move back to their hometown, others choose to live near family, and some even decide to move to a whole new place. This article is for those of you who are thinking of starting anew, particularly those thinking of retiring in Greece where the cost of living is a lot lower when compared to the US.
Retirement is an adventure, and what better way to live your adventure than in Mexico! An exotic destination, great climate and new sights and sounds might be all you need, and retiring in Mexico has it all. The sea, the air, the food, and the culture, are all welcoming to those professional adults who are gearing up to become professional retirees. Mexico is South of the US, but you would have to go through a few minor hoops to move there.
Canada is a welcoming country, so much so that millions of American retirees are moving to Canada. Retiring in Canada and moving there does not have to be a difficult task. Getting a Canadian visa, however, may be. So this article will tell you what you need to know about paperwork, the move, and which company can help you with the moving process.
Video Surveys have become ‘the norm’ for moving companies since the beginning of the pandemic. The great thing is that video surveys are pretty easy to do, even if you don’t consider yourself tech-savvy. The best part is that with AARP® Moving Services powered by Shyft, you only have to do the survey once and Shyft will send you moving quotes from multiple moving companies.
Regardless of how often you have moved in your life, a few friendly reminders about preparing for the big moving day never hurt. The things you need to do rarely change, yet every move may seem overwhelming. The stress experienced prior to, and even during the move may cause some things to fall through the cracks. Now is the time to take a step back, refresh your memory and prepare for moving day with these friendly reminders from Shyft.
Moving out anxiety is the real deal. There are many ways that you can reduce your stress and anxiety levels while moving to a new home. It is important to look after yourself during the whole process, not merely mentally, but physically, as well. Here are some tips on how to make your moving experience healthy, by making it stress and anxiety free.
Pets are part of the family, and as you’ve watched your family grow, and eventually fly the nest, your pet has probably stayed with you. There’s nothing more joyous than your dog, cat or rabbit bounding towards you as you enter through the front door. So when you move, its no surprise that your pets move with you.
Growing older is such a blessing. Looking back on all the memories and experiences collected throughout your life brings a very unique element of joy. However, memories, whether they be in the form of photographs, or your very first toaster, tend to take up a lot of space. Ask yourself right now: is it time to downsize?
The over-50 community is regarded among the hardest working age groups. Baby Boomers, as they’re affectionately titled, thrive on professional achievement. It comes as no surprise that many in the 50+ category continue to job hunt, even after they ‘officially’ retire.
A garden is an extension of your home, and if you’re moving, getting a new garden going can seem like a daunting task. The questions are endless. How do you make that outdoor extension feel, and look like a dream? Where do you start? Do you need professional help, or can you do it yourself? What if you’re moving to an apartment or condo - can you still have a garden?
Life is not just a story, it is a book filled with incredible chapters. New beginnings are often signified by big life events - going to college, getting married, having kids, making those big career leaps, and retirement. The latter offers much more free time and freedom of movement. You can now live wherever you choose. In fact, around 1 million people decide to make the move after retirement. We’ve put together several benefits to doing so.
You’ve worked hard, you’ve brought up your kids, perhaps you’re a grandparent; you’ve paid your dues and now it’s your time to retire. Retirement can mean many different things for different people, and finding the right balance between hobbies and home can give rise to brand new opportunities. Perhaps you’re not made for retirement after all, is it just a springboard for a new and dazzling career? Or have you realized that retirement is not for you and want to get back into the swing of work?
The process of moving is very emotional, even if your move is a positive one. It’s emotional on a number of different levels. Firstly, from a nostalgia perspective; simply going through your belongings can bring up a lot of emotions about the past, present, and future. Second, from the social perspective of leaving behind your neighborhood and friends, especially for those moving across state lines.
Retirement is a big deal. As the door of work and responsibilities closes, a new door of freedom opens. You’ve worked hard, and you’ve earned this time to do whatever you want, and go wherever you want. Maybe you’re thinking about a retirement village - and why not. An entire community of like-minded people in places with the climate that you’ve always wanted to live in.