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Sailing Through a Summer Move

 Posted by Renee Anderson on July 17, 2019 at 9:20 AM
For many families, summer is the most convenient time to move or help a loved one with a move. Since the warm weather is attractive to most people planning moves it can make the summer move season a bit hectic when finding resources to help facilitate your move. One way to ease the stress of the move is creating a plan. Use our tips to make your summer move smooth sailing.

Stock Up for Summer Thriftily

 Posted by Renee Anderson on July 17, 2019 at 9:10 AM
Summer heat brings amazing summer savings in July and August. July is an unofficial midpoint to the summer season and often is the start to prices being lowered on anything you enjoy in warmer weather. According to financial experts at Kiplinger, products and services are typically “marked down at certain times each year. So planning your purchases to get items when they're at their lowest price can potentially save you hundreds of dollars.” 

Savvy Senior’s Guide to Getting Social: Helping Your Parents Defeat Loneliness

 Posted by Renee Anderson on July 17, 2019 at 8:50 AM

When you think of your parent’s well-being you often think of physical health and safety. One of the larger challenges many older adults encounter is loneliness in the form of social isolation. As we age, it may become difficult to stay social. Factors like the loss of loved ones and friends, mobility and overall health often impact how social older adults can be and create social isolation. 

If you notice your parent or loved one could benefit from being social, you should encourage it. According to research by the Center for Advancing Health, older adults “who are socially active and maintain or increase interactions with others as they age have a slower progression of health declines than” those less socially engaged.

Sandwiched Between Stuff: 7 Ways to Help Parents Declutter to Rightsize

 Posted by Renee Anderson on July 17, 2019 at 8:40 AM

After living in a home for decades, a home can become packed with items connected to memories, amazing moments, and life events. When you visit your parents, you are more likely to notice the accumulation of items from 30, 40 or 50 years ago while they may not notice it. It’s possible they have become “clutter blind” since these items are associated with memories and moments. You are sandwiched between their belongings and your own. 

If you want to help your parents let go of some of their clutter so they can leap into the next season of their lives, we have 7 steps to get you started.

Keep Calm and Carry On

 Posted by Renee Anderson on July 12, 2019 at 9:40 AM
 There are rumors, that individuals and families, actually plan where Mom or Dad can get more care than on their own, and have an orderly process to get there. From my experience in my own family that idea seems as likely as riding to work on a unicorn.  For us, there was much talk, even more balk, until something happened that created a panic of immediate need. At such times it is the ultimate "Deer in the headlights" moment. Everythin...

It Is Best to Not Try To Stumble Through The Dark.

 Posted by Renee Anderson on June 14, 2019 at 10:23 AM
 Too often, when you face the need to move to where you can get more care, it feels like your world started spinning at warp speed. In my own family each time, with my in-laws, mom and uncle things became necessary to make quick decisions. It required trying to figure out how, where, what, we were going to do. We knew when, it had to happen NOW. We knew why, because the current situation was no longer safe for them.  This then requ...

Finding Gems in the Junk: What to Look For

 Posted by Renee Anderson on June 10, 2019 at 8:53 AM

Is your attic or basement full of clutter? Or is it a spare bedroom, overflowing closet, a packed garage? Many households acquire a plethora of items over time. Eventually you may find yourself saturated in clutter. Without a place for each item to go, clutter can creep up and quickly take over a space. There are a few items you may want to look for that could sell well in an online auction or estate sale.

Retail v. Resale: 5 Best Items to Buy in June

 Posted by Renee Anderson on June 10, 2019 at 8:45 AM

June is the official start for the summer season ushering in amazing deals for enjoying the warm weather and home improvement projects. This month is full of significant savings that will keep your pockets happy. From Father’s Day deals to perfect wedding and graduation season gifts, read our guide on the best purchases for the month of June.

Create an Upcycled Utopia: The Dining Room

 Posted by Renee Anderson on June 10, 2019 at 8:37 AM

The dining room is probably the second most popular gathering place in the home after the living room. In a room that is so essential to entertaining guests, it’s important to put your best foot forward and show a flash of personality.  Upcycling is a unique way to create something that shows who you are while breathing new life into something “new to you.” Read our ideas for inspiration!

The Thrifty Outdoor Oasis

 Posted by Renee Anderson on June 10, 2019 at 8:27 AM
Expand your living space by sprucing up your outdoor space. Creating the perfect area to fit your needs is easier to remember with your indoor living space. It’s easy to forget with your outdoor living space, especially if you aren’t quite sure how to furnish it for your lifestyle.
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