Take the stresses and strains out of relocating in retirement

Relocating in retirement can be a life changing milestone. It provides the opportunity to make new memories, new friendships and enjoy a newfound freedom in a new location. That is why it is important to take the time to plan your relocation carefully to ensure you can fulfil a happy, hassle-free retirement in a new location.

You may be considering a move away from an area you’ve lived in for many years and we understand that this is a decision that does not come lightly. To help provide some guidance  we have put together a collection of hints and advice to help you move to a new location where you can embrace the local culture, live close to those important to you and continue to do the things you enjoy.

Welcome support from friends and family

You may wish to move closer to your loved ones and that is understandable for many reasons. Be it to spend more quality time with them, or for your peace of mind knowing that they are close to you should you ever need them.

Your friends and family are likely to be supportive in having you closer to them, and their support may be much appreciated when it comes to house hunting. Having multiple people looking out for the ideal property for you can make the home searching process a lot quicker and take some of the pressure off you. Plus, they are bound to know you better than anyone else and you never know they might just find you your dream home for later living. Hopefully, close to amenities and within a welcoming community of like-minded individuals!

Visit your favourite places

You probably have a few locations in mind where you can envisage yourself living later life. . Now is the time to start putting pen to paper and making your dream location a reality.

Book a short stay

The great way to get a feel for a location is to stay there. We recommend booking a short stay in a local hotel or B&B, that way you can spend time exploring the community at your leisure. Try to talk to residents and business owners, look into the amenities and social scene to see if it is the right location for you.

Pros and cons list

Once you have narrowed down your favourite locations, we advise that you take the time to weigh up the pros and cons of each. This will help you to narrow down the perfect hub for you, considering factors such as accessibility to amenities, friends and family and the local healthcare providers. Does the location feel like your new neighbourhood? Can you picture yourself living in this location?

Packing for the big move

Once you have picked the location of your new abode and the ball is officially rolling in the house moving process, it is time to turn your thoughts to packing. If you are currently living in your family home of a decade or two or more, then we understand this task is going to be daunting. Thankfully, there are ways to simplify this process.

Clear out

To ensure you bring with you only the most important contents, start by clearing out your current home to get rid of anything you no longer need. Again, this can be a big task so do not go it alone, gather friends and family in to support you or outsource some hands-on help.

Our advice to you is to make a list, yes, another list! Start off by making an inventory of all the items you plan to take with you, room by room. Then you can donate anything that is no longer required or arrange for anything that is unusable to be taken to the local tip.

Outsource support

You do not and should not have to do this alone. There are plenty of companies who can take the burden of packing off your shoulders and allow you to focus on the more exciting parts of moving to a new house, such as planning your new homes décor. Not forgetting of course, booking in the removal transport for the big move from A to B.

Love your new location

There are plenty of ways to make your new house in a new location feel like home, especially if friends and family are nearby. Once you have unpacked, why not throw a dinner party, or afternoon tea for friends, family and even your new neighbours? That way you can start to make new memories in your lovely new home.

Meet new people

Get involved in the community to start making it feel more familiar and home-like. A great way to become more familiar with the area and make new friends is by joining a local club, be it a golf, tennis, bridge or social club, you will soon be well on your way to creating a brand-new social scene for yourself.  Finding the details of new clubs and societies is often straight forward with many towns and villages listing all local organisations, societies and clubs on the town/village website.

If you are considering a move to a Blue Cedar Homes property and would like support from streamlining your possessions to packing everything up ahead of the big day, we can help! Contact us on 01392 369704 or visit us at www.bluecedarhomes.co.uk.

You may be considering a move away from an area you’ve lived in for many years and we understand that this is a decision that does not come lightly. To help provide some guidance  we have put together a collection of hints and advice to help you move to a new location where you can embrace the local culture, live close to those important to you and continue to do the things you enjoy.

Welcome support from friends and family

You may wish to move closer to your loved ones and that is understandable for many reasons. Be it to spend more quality time with them, or for your peace of mind knowing that they are close to you should you ever need them.

Your friends and family are likely to be supportive in having you closer to them, and their support may be much appreciated when it comes to house hunting. Having multiple people looking out for the ideal property for you can make the home searching process a lot quicker and take some of the pressure off you. Plus, they are bound to know you better than anyone else and you never know they might just find you your dream home for later living. Hopefully, close to amenities and within a welcoming community of like-minded individuals!

Visit your favourite places

You probably have a few locations in mind where you can envisage yourself living later life. . Now is the time to start putting pen to paper and making your dream location a reality.

Book a short stay

The great way to get a feel for a location is to stay there. We recommend booking a short stay in a local hotel or B&B, that way you can spend time exploring the community at your leisure. Try to talk to residents and business owners, look into the amenities and social scene to see if it is the right location for you.

Pros and cons list

Once you have narrowed down your favourite locations, we advise that you take the time to weigh up the pros and cons of each. This will help you to narrow down the perfect hub for you, considering factors such as accessibility to amenities, friends and family and the local healthcare providers. Does the location feel like your new neighbourhood? Can you picture yourself living in this location?

Packing for the big move

Once you have picked the location of your new abode and the ball is officially rolling in the house moving process, it is time to turn your thoughts to packing. If you are currently living in your family home of a decade or two or more, then we understand this task is going to be daunting. Thankfully, there are ways to simplify this process.

Clear out

To ensure you bring with you only the most important contents, start by clearing out your current home to get rid of anything you no longer need. Again, this can be a big task so do not go it alone, gather friends and family in to support you or outsource some hands-on help.

Our advice to you is to make a list, yes, another list! Start off by making an inventory of all the items you plan to take with you, room by room. Then you can donate anything that is no longer required or arrange for anything that is unusable to be taken to the local tip.

Outsource support

You do not and should not have to do this alone. There are plenty of companies who can take the burden of packing off your shoulders and allow you to focus on the more exciting parts of moving to a new house, such as planning your new homes décor. Not forgetting of course, booking in the removal transport for the big move from A to B.

Love your new location

There are plenty of ways to make your new house in a new location feel like home, especially if friends and family are nearby. Once you have unpacked, why not throw a dinner party, or afternoon tea for friends, family and even your new neighbours? That way you can start to make new memories in your lovely new home.

Meet new people

Get involved in the community to start making it feel more familiar and home-like. A great way to become more familiar with the area and make new friends is by joining a local club, be it a golf, tennis, bridge or social club, you will soon be well on your way to creating a brand-new social scene for yourself.  Finding the details of new clubs and societies is often straight forward with many towns and villages listing all local organisations, societies and clubs on the town/village website.

If you are considering a move to a Blue Cedar Homes property and would like support from streamlining your possessions to packing everything up ahead of the big day, we can help! Contact us on 01392 369704 or visit us at www.bluecedarhomes.co.uk.

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Blue Cedar Home Ltd is registered in England no. 6444180. Registered office: Eagle House, 1 Babbage Way, Exeter Science Park, Exeter, Devon, EX5 2FN

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For further peace of mind, all Blue Cedar Homes properties carry a 10 year NHBC 'Buildmark' warranty.

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