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Seniors Downsizing: 5 Tips for a Smoother Move


An old couple packs boxes into their self storage unit for downsizingMoving out of a home you have lived in your entire life can be very stressful. But, your kids have moved out a long time ago, and the general upkeep of your home has gotten to be too much. If you’ve decided that you’re ready to move into a downsized home or assisted living facility, there are steps you can take to make the move less stressful. Use these tips for an easier transition into your downsized home.

Downsizing Tips for Seniors

  1. Choose a Home You’ll Be Excited About: Whether you are moving into an assisted living facility or simply a smaller home, choosing a new home you’ll be excited about will make the process that much easier.
  2. Plan Ahead and Start Early: The easiest way to keep the downsizing stress to a minimum is to start early. As soon as you start to think about downsizing homes, take baby steps to prepare for the move. Whether it is sorting through your possessions, packing or simply starting to get rid of unneeded items, every little bit will help to make the process as pain-free as possible.
  3. Enlist Help: Sorting through a lifetime of belongings is an enormous task, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Ask your kids, friends or other relatives for help. Your kids may even enjoy helping you sort through all of your old memories. As a reward to whoever helps you, consider letting them keep any items they are interested in.
  4. Start with the Easiest Room: As we said, sorting through a home worth of belongings is a very difficult task. Instead of jumping right into the most difficult room, work your way into this project by starting with an easier room.
  5. Create Keep, Giveaway and Throw Out Piles: When going through the rooms in your home, sort your belongings into keep, giveaway and throw out piles. If you’re up to it, you can also create a fourth pile labeled “sell”. Items in this pile can be sold in a garage sale.

Self Storage for Seniors

Even after giving away, selling and throwing out some unneeded items, you may still be left with too many items to fit in your downsized home. If this is the case, consider utilizing a storage unit. A storage unit rental is a smart way to keep items that will not fit in your downsized home out, but still in a safe and secure location.

Storage World has storage facilities in Jonesboro, GA, Stockbridge, GA and Decatur, GA. Our storage facilities have both traditional and climate controlled storage options. If you are storing more sensitive items, like pictures, leather or wooden furniture, musical instruments or collections, consider using a climate controlled storage unit. Contact us to rent a storage unit today!


2018 Memorial Day Events in Atlanta, Georgia


Memorial Day Atlanta

Memorial Day Weekend is considered the official start of the summer season. Around the country, people host parties or barbecues and get ready to welcome in the steamy, warmer weather. Plus, there are usually city ceremonies, festivals and other Memorial Day events taking place to celebrate the long weekend. Of course, you also can’t forget about all the big sales at retail stores and car dealerships!

It’s important to keep in mind, however, that Memorial Day is actually about more than barbecues and sales. It’s a day to honor those who have fallen while serving our country. Whatever your plans include this weekend, don’t forget to take part in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3pm, in which all Americans are asked to pause for a moment in an act of national unity.

How to Spend this Memorial Day in Atlanta

In Atlanta, there is no shortage of Memorial Day events and activities to keep you and your family busy throughout the entire long weekend! Here are just a few ways to celebrate Memorial Day in Atlanta this year:

Memorial Day Weekend Salute to the Troops – Stone Mountain Park

Coined as Atlanta’s Largest Four-Day Memorial Weekend event, head to Stone Mountain Park May 25th through the 28th for their special salute to the troops. Bring the family for a day full of fun and attractions like the Summit Skyride, Dinosaur Explore or SkyHike, one of the nation’s largest adventure rope courses, and top off the day with amazing fireworks and laser show.

Atlanta Jazz Festival 2018 – Midtown

Established in 1978, The Atlanta Jazz Festival is an annual musical showcase celebrating jazz legends and up-and-coming artists, culminating with show-stopping performances at Piedmont Park over Memorial Day weekend. This event takes play on May 26th and May 27th during Memorial Day weekend.

Roswell Remembers

Roswell Remembers is the largest Memorial Day ceremony in Georgia, which has gone from attracting around 1,800 individuals to almost 7,000. This non-political, non-commercial event honors veterans and the sacrifices they have made to protect our freedom. Held on the grounds of Roswell City Hall, displays open to the public at 10am, with the official ceremony starting at 11am.

Brew at the Zoo

On Saturday, May 26th, the Atlanta Zoo allows visitors to sample over 70 different beers and wine while enjoying nature, animals and live music. This event is adults-only; you must be 21 or older to purchase a ticket.

Decatur Arts Festival

Start your Memorial Day weekend off right at Artwalk! This event will take place at the Decatur Arts Festival Friday, May 25th from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Visitors are invited to walk around town and view exhibits while enjoying complimentary snacks and drinks.

Memorial Day at Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens kicks off summer 2016 with their Memorial Day Weekend Festival, featuring the 59th Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament presented by GM Marine Engine Technology. Watch the greatest athletes in watersports compete on beautiful Robin Lake, and also enjoy a variety of beach activities, kid zones, live music and great food.

Happy Memorial Day from Storage World!

Storage World would like to take a moment to say Happy Memorial Day to all those currently serving in the military, veterans, and their families. Thank you for protecting our country’s freedom, and we hope you enjoy the long Memorial Weekend to the fullest extent! We’re proud to provide our active duty members, veterans, and their families with household and military storage solutions throughout Atlanta.


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