With your finances in order and the right realtor, you should be able to close on your new home quickly. The work of downsizing your home, however, is far from over. If, like many seniors, you have amassed a collection of stuff over the years, you will likely need to sort through it before you can even begin packing. It sounds morbid, but “death cleaning” has helped many people stay more decisive when decluttering, so think about trying this method in your home. You can enlist the help of relatives or hire professional packers (these services generally cost $35 - $40 per hour) if that will make the process easier for you, but either way, you have to stay realistic about what will fit into your new home without causing more clutter. Once you’ve reduced what you own, packing your home should be easier and take less effort.