Now that the hard decision is over and you or a parent has decided that moving into assisted living makes the most sense for your/their needs, you may need to downsize a houseful of furniture and decades of belongings. While this can seem like an overwhelming task, take a deep breath, try to relax and read some tips from organizing experts.
Organizing your approach to the task should be your first step and begin by cataloging a list of your furniture and possessions. Now create lists for the things you want to keep, items you want to give to family or friends, and items to sell. Anything left over should go on a list to donate.
Before you get too far ahead of yourself, you will also need to remember that your apartment in the assisted living community may be smaller than your present home. This means you will not need a whole household full of furniture!
It may be helpful to measure the size of the suite and create a floor plan to give yourself a realistic idea of how your furnishings will fit in your new place. If the unit is a studio or a smaller, one bedroom, you do not want to be so crowded you cannot safely move around. You may even want to buy a smaller couch or coffee table that is better suited to the size of your new home. Also bins and shelving help keep items organized and easy to get to.
Furthermore keep in mind that your new life at an assisted living community will be much easier as you will no longer be responsible for preparing meals and maintaining a home. At MorningStar of Santa Fe, we cook and serve the meals as well as provide light housekeeping, daily trash removal, and laundry and linen services.
MorningStar of Santa Fe provides residents with a home that is both beautiful and accommodating. We offer 56 assisted living suites in a variety of configurations including spacious studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom floorplans (some as large as 820 square feet). Reflections Neighborhood has 29 secure suites devoted to the individualized care of residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.
MorningStar of Santa Fe offers the very best in senior living with our distinct mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest.” Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve to create a true “home” for residents. Situated on the west side of town, we invite you to give us a call or stop by our onsite Information Center for more details about the finest assisted living in Santa Fe, NM.