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Self-Care Sandwiched in a Remote World

 Posted by Renee Anderson on July 7, 2020 at 1:16 PM
As the population ages, there is a unique position that has emerged for many who are raising their own children and caring for their aging parents. The sandwich generation is perfectly juxtaposed between two sets of loved ones closest to their heart. Public health issues like COVID-19 emerge and encourage society to seek safe solutions that would benefit both our aging and young populations, creating a new normal. For parents in the Sandwic...

Finding Gems in the Junk: What to Look For

 Posted by Renee Anderson on June 22, 2020 at 8:00 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 15, 2020 at 9:00 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.

It Takes a Village

 Posted by Renee Anderson on June 12, 2020 at 11:57 AM
 It takes a village, that is likely the first time I have used that phrase, frankly it is uncomfortable for me to utter. No one has been more fiercely independent, more committed to doing it myself, if for no other reason saving money. Does anyone else relate? However, for anyone who has taken on the responsibility of being caregivers for older family members let me make a strong suggestion you look at what help you can bring to your team.&n...

The Thrifty Outdoor Oasis

 Posted by Renee Anderson on June 8, 2020 at 9:30 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.

Create an Upcycled Utopia: The Dining Room

 Posted by Renee Anderson on June 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM

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!

Simplifying Relocation for Memory Impaired Seniors

 Posted by Renee Anderson on May 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Many families and friends face the challenge of relocating a senior loved one impacted by memory impairment issues like Alzheimer’s or Dementia. This process can be a challenge for the senior loved one often feeling confused or finding it difficult to remember happenings from one moment to the next. For supportive family and friends assuring your loved one of safety, security, and affection is compounded with the tedious process of organizing the relocation itself. We have 3 tips to help you simplify this process.

Is It Time to Move? 5 Questions to Ask

 Posted by Renee Anderson on May 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Are you considering downsizing or moving to a “rightsized” home? Whether choosing to move now or later, you should start asking the right questions today. Begin by evaluating why you are considering a move and list the benefits you wish to gain and the not so desirable qualities of your current space.

DIY Gifts from the Heart for Memory Impaired Parents

 Posted by Renee Anderson on May 11, 2020 at 8:30 AM

Birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or any other holiday, important moments are often commemorated with a gift. Finding the right gift for those you love can be a complex task, especially when your loved one is memory impaired. We have a set of guidelines and gift ideas to help you give thoughtful gifts appropriate for their memory stage.

This Too Shall Pass, But What Now?

 Posted by Renee Anderson on May 10, 2020 at 1:11 PM
 Today we are facing unprecedented times around the globe. We are making up new rules as we go, what was once a known way of doing things now we must consider what is best all over again. One of my long-time favorite sayings is "This Too Shall Pass." It works in all situations good or bad. When we feel like we own the world and can do no wrong, the idea that it is temporary keeps us humble. When we feel like the weight of the world is trying...
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