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Podcast 217 – Tips On Downsizing Or Moving As We Age


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Downsizing and/or moving can be a challenge for anyone, especially as we age. It can be mentally, physically and emotionally taxing to plan a move or to downsize a life that we may have lived for many years at a time. The process of making a lifestyle change in our living situation can be a daunting one but there are things you can do to ensure a smooth transition in all aspects of our physical, mental and emotional well being.

In This Episode You Will Learn:

1). How Meredith’s mother inspired her to look further into this topic and why we felt it was important to shed more light on the effects of downsizing or moving from an all over health and wellness perspective.

2). How the effects moving or downsizing can affect our motivation levels to stay healthy both physically and mentally.

3). How the difficulties of deciding what to keep and what to donate or throw away can be an emotional roller coaster especially after keeping items for many years.

4). Why making sure the living space you’re moving into supports your physical needs especially if you need certain accommodations around the home.

5). Why proper planning ahead will allow you the extra time you need to get things done in a timely manner and avoid rushing which can cause more stress.


We hope the tips we’ve shared in this episode are helpful to you or someone you know who may be going through a move or downsizing. As mentioned, this can be a challenging time for many people and making sure you take necessary steps to ensure a smooth transition process is key to having a successful outlook on this next chapter of life.

Team Meredith