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Do You Value Your Time? Your Back? Your Sanity?

 Posted by Renee Anderson on June 11, 2021 at 5:45 PM
 When it is time to downsize a family home, after decades of family life, the mountains of stuff can be intimidating and overwhelming. Often we just keep putting it off and pretending it will go away somehow if we ignore it long enough. But that never works, the day comes when we cannot pretend any more. At those moments it feels like the weight of it all is weighing down on your shoulders. What Caring Transitions does is help take that...

Home Design Tips for Limited Mobility

 Posted by Renee Anderson on May 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM
It’s no secret that as we age, our physical needs change. To avoid accidents, like falls, older adults and their caretakers must consider what sort of modifications will be useful, especially if their mobility becomes limited. To make this process more manageable, we’ll highlight three areas of your home that may require upgrades, and design tips you can implement to make the areas more functional. Living room The living room is the heart...

6 Tips For Managing A Move

 Posted by Renee Anderson on May 20, 2021 at 3:30 PM
Making a decision to take charge of health, safety or social needs by moving can be a challenging decision. Whether making the decision for yourself, a growing family, or determining the right choice for a senior loved one, managing a move can present challenges without a clear timeline towards moving day. Use the six tips in this article to make your next move more manageable. 1. Prepare in advance Whether choosing to move now or later...

When Is the Right Time to Downsize Your Home? 8 Signs It’s Now

 Posted by Renee Anderson on May 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Guest Article by Julia Weaver As we grow older, our needs and capabilities change, and not all homes are designed to support this change along with us. It’s common to upsize your home when your household is growing – whether to accommodate children, pets, or simply because you need an extra room for a home office. But what once was the perfect home, may now be too hard to manage and maintain in your golden years. There are countless benefi...

Advance Care Planning: What is it and why do I need it?

 Posted by Renee Anderson on May 5, 2021 at 8:00 PM
 Guest Blogger - Graceful Passage LLC Barbara Marshall, End of Life Doula I would like to provide a practical approach to Advance Care Planning. For starters, I know for most when they hear phrases like, “Advance Care Planning” or “Advance Directives”, they either roll their eyes or simply just ignore the conversation altogether. Adults of all ages should have at least the bare minimum of advance care planning documents in place. ...

Simplifying the Stress of Streamlining

 Posted by Renee Anderson on April 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM
As life happens, we cycle through different necessities, wants and uses of space. No matter where you are in life, at some point you may realize you’ve ended up with too much stuff. And the idea of going through it all to decide what should stay and what should go can be frustratingly stressful. You can simplify the task of sorting through it all by taking it one step at a time with the tips from this blog.

Can a Home Inspection Give You a Higher Asking Price?

 Posted by Renee Anderson on April 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Guest Blog by Rocio Espinoza Are you selling your home? A home inspection might get you a higher price. A home inspection is an assessment of a property to ensure that it meets all current building and safety codes. People's financial transactions when they buy or sell their home are usually the biggest in their lifetime. You can do many things to increase the amount you receive for your property when it is up for sale. The most critical...

From Buried To Set Free

 Posted by Renee Anderson on April 12, 2021 at 11:32 PM
 George Carlin had a comedy routine about "Stuff," it was funny because we can all relate.  That's all you need in life, a little place for your stuff. That's all your house is- a place to keep your stuff. If you didn't have so much stuff, you wouldn't need a house. You could just walk around all the time. A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it. You can see that when you're taking off in an airplane. You look down, you ...

Create Your Next Chapter: Remodeling Tips for Empty Nesters

 Posted by Renee Anderson on April 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Guest Blog Written by Rocio Espinoza When children spread their newly-adult wings and leave the nest, you may experience strong, conflicting feelings as you feel a sudden new quiet in your home. While you’re excited for your children as they craft their own lives, you’ll find a shift in both your daily activities and your living space. While your home will always be their home, you can experience joy by renovating vacated spaces like bedrooms ...

Home Improvements and Modifications for Aging in Place

 Posted by Renee Anderson on March 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Guest blog written by Julia Weaver Now more than ever before, we’re seeing more adults choosing to live at home as they grow in years, or what is known as aging in place. Living at home helps aging adults maintain their lifestyle for as long as possible, rather than moving into a nursing home or assisted care center. In fact, three-quarters of adults 50 years and older would prefer to remain in their homes as they age, according to a survey by...
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