Empty Nest Checklist

All the things you need to do to prepare you and your home for this next stage of life

Making the transition to an empty nest easy

Revive your relationships
  • This is a time for you and your significant other to rekindle your romance, have privacy in the house, travel and get to know each other again.
  • Make plans to get together with old friends
Make a list of dreams
  • What are the things you've wanted to do but couldn't because you were raising kids? Maybe it's pottery or finding a new career, going back to school, or renovating the house? Now's the time to start working on those dreams!
Weigh your options
  • Are you going to downsize your home? Maybe you e always wanted a hobby room? Now's your chance to re-think your needs and lifestyle and do things for YOU, rather than your children.
Make changes to your financial plans
  • Ask your financial planner to recalibrate your budgets in light of those child-related expenses that are no longer applicable
  • Now is also a good time to revisit your will
Declutter & organize
  • Don't become a storage unit for your child's sacred belongings and memorabilia
  • Consider storage options for excess belongings
Set up & decorate a guest room
  • Use that spare room to create a welcoming space for visitors, whether it's your kid coming home for a visit, or out-of-town guests stopping in
  • Upgrade bedding, window treatments and paint colors to create a relaxing environment fit for grown-ups

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Schedule work and quotes for your to-do list
  • Helps line up repairs from inspection report
  • Arranges key tasks so new home is ready for move-in
  • Get $100 off handyman services when you join
Expertise in every move; cross town to cross country
  • Coordinate the utilities; cable, water, gas, sewer & electric - it's different in every city
  • Makes sure the timelines work - home closing dates, moving company arrival and more

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