Benefits of Downsizing into Retirement Living Before the Holidays

Oct 8, 2019

Now that we’re rounding the corner of summer’s heat and fall is on approach, it’s time to start thinking of all the fun (and planning) the rest of the year has in store. Maybe you’re excited because we’re entering the prime holiday time of the year. Maybe you’re already getting out your lists and beginning to tackle the preparations for holiday gatherings, meals and travels. Or maybe you’re secretly dreading the cooler months because it means cold, darkness and – perhaps worst of all – dealing with winter weather.

Now, if you’re an individual who’s been considering the benefits of moving to a retirement community, you may already be starting to plan for the next chapter of your life. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about doing it “next year,” or sometime after the holidays. Fall, winter and the holidays are busy, after all, so it makes sense to put off a move until all that is over. But if you’re moving to retirement living, it can actually be more beneficial to make the move before the cold winds blow.

“We like to say that moving to retirement living before the holidays is getting a start on your New Year’s Resolution,” says Doris Lea, Executive Director of Hidden Springs of McKinney. “There are many good reasons to start downsizing now – right as fall hits – so that you can research, choose and make your move into retirement living before Thanksgiving. From having better options to taking advantage of the weather, to so much more, moving before the end of 2019 can help you start 2020 out with a bang.”

Benefit #1: You have more options when it comes to floor plans.

Since this time of year is typically the best time to get into the community you want, it makes sense that this is also the best opportunity for you to get the floor plan, number of bedrooms and everything else that you want. More openings mean more options, and if you have your heart set on a certain layout, moving in before the holidays means you’re more likely to get what you want.

Benefit #2: Downsizing is often easier during the warmer months.

Selling a home during the late fall and winter months can be difficult – just ask any Realtor. Between the cold weather, the holidays and travel, houses can sit empty for months. If you’re hoping to sell your home before you move to a retirement community, listing in late summer or early fall will give you the most amount of time to find a buyer and close more quickly. Downsizing – actually paring through your belongings and getting rid of or giving away items you don’t want anymore – is also easier at this time of year. For starters, estate sales get a lot more foot traffic when the weather is cooler.

Benefit #3: You can kickstart new holiday traditions “at home.”

All of us enjoy being “home for the holidays.” If, for many years, you’ve been the host to friends and family celebrations, this is the perfect opportunity for you to revamp and revitalize this tradition in a new home. Instead of trying to juggle downsizing and decisions with “just one more” celebration in your current home, why not start an entirely new celebration style in a new place? Although your living space will be a little smaller than your large family home, retirement communities are perfectly set up for big gatherings. You can rent out space in community rooms and even have the dining staff cater a delicious meal without having to lift a finger. Plus, retirement communities are typically decked out for whatever holiday is happening and are throwing events and parties throughout the season.

Benefit #4: You never have to deal with winter home maintenance again.

Say goodbye to dealing with broken furnaces, cold drafts and insulation woes. Once winter hits, you’ll never have to worry about these problems ever again. All maintenance is handled when you move into a retirement community … even snow removal for the rare occasions it occurs in Texas. And you’ll never have to worry about going to the grocery store to stock up on essentials or living with power outages. It’s all covered … so you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy your freedom.

The holiday season can be busy and stressful. Instead of stressing about your eventual move to retirement living during this time, why not make the decision so you can enjoy the family time without any additional worry? Moving to a luxury retirement community like Hidden Springs of McKinney is a great way to enjoy the season … and kick off a whole new lifestyle of you.

For more information about our new community in North Dallas, please contact us at 972.483.0234. 

Luxury Living in North Dallas

At Hidden Springs of McKinney, we understand how important location is to North Dallas seniors who are looking for an engaging, enriching retirement lifestyle. Located in McKinney, Texas, we are close to medical centers, arts and entertainment, outdoor opportunities and everything else you love about this area. Seniors who choose to make us their home can enjoy a range of trips, opportunities and activities while living their very best life thanks to our innovative focus on wellness.

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The secret to a life well-lived awaits you at Hidden Springs of McKinney. Envisioned and developed by Madison Marquette, a company with a 25-year track record of investing in vibrant communities and a stellar reputation for developing luxury residences, you’ll discover all the possibilities your retirement brings … as well as the confidence of knowing your future is secure.

Our beautifully appointed, active retirement living community is created for those who expect more out of life. Luxury living, gracious services, resort-quality amenities, engaging programs and stunning apartments in 15 floor plans are just a few of the benefits awaiting you. And with assisted living and memory care services offered on campus, you can retire with complete peace of mind, knowing that if needs change, the care you deserve is right at home.

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