What do you need to keep in mind when you are helping your parent's downsize into a smaller place. The key words here are SMALL and temporary.
everyone. Sometimes an older person is comforted
if they know that family members will hold onto some of their keepsakes.
Comfy But Not Cluttered
Those are the three words I would emphasize...small, comfy and safe. When you buy or bring furniture do not over do it. Older people
|Always bring a few of mom's favorite things.|
Buying Smaller Scale Furniture
Vintage furniture is often of smaller scale than what you will find today inmost furniture stores. If you start shopping around for furniture you will see that everything tends to be oversized. This style is great if you have a big home, but most apartments for downsizing seniors are SMALL. This is where it makes sense to visit a Second hand store, Antique shop or Consignment shop to look for furnishings. Many people do very well buying items on Craigslist.com Some towns have weekly newspapers with classifieds as well. Look for comfortable and safe furnishings i.e. rounded corners on tables, solid wood pieces that do not wobble, kitchen chairs with arms.
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