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How Moving can Affect Someone with Alzheimer's Disease

Understanding Transfer Trauma  Moving to a new place is usually filled with a mix of excitement, apprehension and stress. But for those living with Alzheimers disease or dementia, a transition to a new community can trigger a huge range of reactions.  What is transfer trauma? Those facing Alzheimers or dementia who are in the early stages of the disease may encounter this type of trauma especially if they are leaving a familiar home and moving to a new community. Symptoms may be mild or severe and can include sadness, anger, anxiety and depression. There can be more confusion than normal, sleeplessness, poor appetite and even nausea. Family and friends may see the transfer trauma last for a few days or several weeks.  How to Plan the Move You can help mitigate transfer trauma by working with the persons family members, caregivers and healthcare team. Finding the right community for the person and making sure they have the appropriate level of care should also be considered.  Using a professional move management company that specializes in senior moving services can also help. The team at WayForth understands the emotional and physical challenges of a move like this and can help with several services such as downsizing, packing and unpacking, and space planning to lessen the stress on the person moving as well as their family.  Making a Loved One Feel Comfortable Encouraging them to do familiar chores such as making coffee or watching a movie in their new space can help them feel at home.  Joining an Alzheimers support group where you can talk with other families who are experiencing similar things that you are going through can help.  WayForth is a certified senior move management company here to make your transition stress and hassle-free. Our moving professionals handle everything from downsizing, packing and unpacking, to storage. Contact us today at 817-697-4478 or go to our website to learn more!

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The Real Upside to Downsizing

The Real Upside to Downsizing.When it comes to moving, we are all looking for ways to maximize the process while reducing our stress, responsibilities, errands, and belongings.  The definition of downsizing is reduction.We have all been there in one capacity or another collecting too many items in our home.  From your closet to the kitchen junk drawer, maybe your spare room, or garage - it can happen anywhere.  When you are moving, cleaning out these areas on your own can be a challenge.There are solutions and resources to help with downsizing. Hiring a professional move management team trained to help make the right downsizing decisions is a start.  Some experts say the process of minimizing excess in your home can feel liberating.  How you move matters so these 6 downsizing surprises will hopefully inspire you to start the journey.Here are 6 surprising benefits to downsizing:1. Honoring your decisions means honoring you and your desire for a happier life.2. Once you get started you wont want to stop. Before you know it, you will be done.3. Saying yes to donating is rewarding. Donating is all about helping others.4. Your feelings will guide you toward success. Keep what you love, pass on the rest.5. Reliving stories is a wonderful and necessary part of the process.6. Your children will thank you. Maybe not now but they will definitely thank you later.Article Submitted by Patti Nanney with WayForth | WayForth Senior Moving Services

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How Downsizing Saves You Time and Money

Downsizing is an important part of life that can help you simplify your lifestyle, save money, and reduce stress. By getting rid of items that are no longer needed or used, you can free up resources to be used towards more productive tasks such as packing for a move or creating a more organized living space. Not only will this make things easier in the short term, but it could also bring long-term financial benefits by freeing up some of your resources if you decide to donate or sell any unwanted items. In short, downsizing is key when it comes to improving everyday life!Visit the WayForth website to learn more about our services!Downsize Before MovingWhen you move, it is important to downsize because it can help make the process easier and less stressful. Downsizing eliminates unnecessary or unwanted items that would otherwise need to be packed and transported to your new location. By getting rid of items that you no longer need, you can simplify your life, reduce clutter, and minimize stress in the moving process.Not only does downsizing make things simpler for you now, but it will also save you time and energy in the future when it comes to unpacking and settling into your new home. Without the extra clutter and belongings, getting settled in will be much faster since there wont be as much for you to go through. It also helps to create a more organized space since fewer items will take up much less room. WayForth offers space planning as a part of our door to door move management.Long-term savings on moving services can also be achieved thanks to downsizing. Since there will be fewer items for them to transport, companies may offer discounted rates if they are able to complete the job more efficiently. Additionally, by eliminating possessions that you no longer need or use, youll be able to spend less on upkeep and maintenance of these items over time. This includes avoiding costly repairs that may otherwise have been unnecessary had they stayed in your home. Say goodbye to the hassle of moving by using WayForth's move management solutions.Save Money by DownsizingDownsizing can even bring financial benefits by freeing up some of your resources if you decide to donate or sell any of the items that you no longer need or want. It can help reduce expenses related to storage or repairs due to damage caused by packing too many items into small spaces with inadequate protection.Moreover, downsizing can even aid in saving money through donations and sales of your unwanted items. Any money earned from these transactions can then be put towards paying for a portion of the move itself or other costs associated with relocation such as transportation or temporary housing.Its important to note that any proceeds from donated goods may also be tax deductible depending on the charity of choice and donation amount. Whether you are moving or looking to get organized, WayForth can help you with our solutions tailored to your needs.Downsize to Improve HealthDownsizing is a great way to improve your mental health and quality of life. Although it may seem daunting to part with some of our possessions, the long-term benefits are worth the effort. By getting rid of items that are no longer needed or used, you can create more space in your home which can lead to improved physical and emotional well-being.Get to DownsizingThe importance of downsizing cannot be overstated. Not only does it help you make more room in your home, but it also leads to improved physical and emotional well-being by eliminating clutter and freeing up resources for other endeavors. Additionally, downsizing can lead to long-term financial benefits due to reduced costs associated with moving services or repairs on unwanted items. Downsizing is key when it comes to improving everyday life so if youre looking for ways to simplify your lifestyle while saving money at the same time, consider using WayForths services today to help you start downsizing.Are you looking to downsize before a move or just for peace of mind? Get helpful tips and tricks to downsizing from our experts. At WayForth, a moving solutions company, we can help you with almost every step of downsizing, and can assist in other moving needs like packing, unpacking, and storage services. We can get you started whenever you are ready. Give us a call at 817.697.4478 to get started!

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Tips for Selling Your House Quickly and for More Money

Here are WayForth's 5 tips for selling your house quickly and for more money: Stage Your Home One of the most important steps in selling your house is staging it effectively, but also efficiently. Buyers need to be able to envision themselves living in the house, so take time to declutter, deep clean, and repair any necessary items, but dont go overboard. But at a minimum, focus on decluttering, removing personal and unnecessary items and leaving the home as clean and open as possible. Price it right Setting the right asking price is essential if you want to make a quick sale with minimal time on the market. Working with an experienced realtor who can provide some insight into both current market conditions as well as comparable listings in your area is critical. Take Good Photos In todays digital world, many people will be seeing your property online before they even set foot inside it. Investing in quality photographs that can accurately capture how great your space looks will help attract more buyers and entice them to schedule a viewing appointment faster. Make Repairs (but not renovations) Buyers have high expectations when it comes to buying a home, and many struggle to see past even basic defects, so before listing yours make sure all those minor fixes have been addressed from squeaky door hinges to cracks in drywall to leaky faucets! Leverage Social MediaSocial media is an incredibly powerful tool that can help reach potential buyers matched specifically for your house! Once the listing is complete and your realtor is ready to launch the marketing campaign, be sure to share the listing on your own social media and encourage friends, family and especially neighbors to do the same.  At WayForth, we can help you with almost every step of the process, while also making sure you get settled in with minimal stress wherever you might be going. We can get you started whenever you are ready by doing some basic decluttering and packing. Give us a call at 817-697-4478 or go to our website to learn more! 

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