As your parents age, it may become obvious that the large family home is much more house than they need. Often, elderly parents that are still independent choose to downsize, moving into a smaller home or even into an apartment or condo. It can be difficult to help them as a grown child, especially if you live far away and have your own family to take of. The following tips can provide you with ways to help your parents with this life change, even if it is only from a distance.
- Moving farther than a few blocks or to a nearby neighborhood makes moving a little trickier, mainly because you cannot rely on family or friends to help transfer your large belongings. It also makes the most sense to pack and move everything in a single trip to optimize time and fuel consumption. If you are interested in renting the smallest moving truck to cut costs and enjoy a comfortable drive, you will need to get creative to avoid a situation in which you have too many items and not enough room for them.