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10 Quick Clever Ways to Organize Your Home

 Posted by Renee Anderson on August 7, 2020 at 2:54 PM
As you spend more time at home it’s important to organize your home in a way that fits the new normal. Organizing your space allows you to spend less time searching for lost items that could easily be found in a clutter free space. From searching through random papers, old mail, or receipts to allowing clutter to pile up on the dining table or at the front door, it’s simply too easy to let clutter take over spaces in your home. Finding solutions ...

5 Items to Repurpose to Live More Eco-Friendly

 Posted by Renee Anderson on July 21, 2020 at 1:15 PM
The age of social distancing, working from home, and hybrid learning is the perfect time to get your space organized for optimum green-friendly use. Being home more can make your home feel small. If you are committed to living a greener earth-friendly life, there are small steps you can take to make a big impact and create a new lifestyle for you and your family. Glass Jars and Bottles Create flower vases you can use around the house. U...

How Sandwich Gen Caregivers Can Help Parents Stay Social

 Posted by Renee Anderson on July 14, 2020 at 10:05 AM
When you think of caring for aging parents, most people believe it includes caring for physical needs like food, medical care, or mobility related issues. Although the physical aspect of care is extremely important, social well-being has equal importance. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in every three seniors live and age alone. Among seniors who live alone senior loneliness can be common, especially during a pandemic where social in...

What Do You Get For Your Money?

 Posted by Renee Anderson on July 13, 2020 at 10:37 PM
 One of the things I most want to help people understand is that everything has a cost, we cannot escape that fact. For me, many times I have traded my time, my emotions, my aching back to save a dollar. If I could help others avoid this I would love to explain the cost analysis of doing it yourself vs hiring it done.  When my in-laws needed to move from Northern Indiana to be near us and where they could have more care, it took us...

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!

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