Senior downsizing is a common topic these days. It’s something that’s been on my mind for years, and I’ve helped many people through the process. 

In this post, we’ll go over some commonly asked questions about senior downsizing services to help you decide if it’s right for you or a loved one.

  • Why do seniors need help with senior downsizing?

As you age, you tend to accumulate more and more stuff. And while this might seem like an issue that only affects your parents or grandparents, it’s actually something that happens to all of us.

The fact is that many people simply don’t know how to deal with all the things they have accumulated over the years; and when they try to get rid of it on their own, they often find themselves overwhelmed by the process or unable to physically move heavy objects around their home without assistance.

  • Who can be included in the process?

The list of people who should be included in the process depends on your family situation, but it’s important to think about who needs to be involved. 

For example, if your parents have adult children and grandchildren living nearby, then those family members will likely want a say in what happens with their parent’s home. 

  • Can I get help with medical directives and estate planning?

Yes, you can. Medical directives and estate planning are both important documents that help ensure your wishes will be carried out after your death, but they’re not the same thing. A will is a legal document that names who gets what when you die. 

An estate plan is an overall plan for managing your assets during life and after death–it may include wills, trusts or other legal tools to achieve this goal. If you don’t have either one of these documents already in place (or if they’re outdated), we’d be happy to help get those taken care of during our initial consultation so there’s no confusion later on!

  • How much space will be saved in my home or apartment?

The amount of space you can save depends on the size of your home, as well as how much space you have to start with. If you are downsizing from a large home to a smaller one, then it’s likely that you’ll be able to save quite a bit of space.

If we look at this question from another angle: if you have a lot of stuff and need help packing up or moving out quickly for whatever reason, then we may be able to help with that too!

  • In hiring a professional, what should I look for?

When hiring a professional, there are several things to look for. First and foremost, make sure they are licensed and insured. They should also be familiar with your area and have references available so you can check them out before signing on the dotted line. Additionally, ask about their experience in senior downsizing as well as their process for downsizing homes;you’ll want someone who has been doing this for a while and knows what they’re doing!


We hope this article has helped you understand some of the common concerns about senior downsizing matter. Don’t hesitate to ask us for more information if something else comes up or if you want to talk through your specific situation in more detail with one of our experts. We’re happy to help!