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Convincing Aging Parents to Clear Clutter

 Posted by Krista Hughes on January 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM
The hardest part of preparing for what's best for Mom or Dad is determining the right time to create a plan for aging-in-place or relocating. Whether your conversation with your parents is virtual or in-person, it's essential to create a plan to clear the clutter before it's a hazard or necessity. Finding a new home for your senior loved one’s belongings or helping them clear clutter, offers a host of benefits to encourage healthy aging like boos...

Upcycled Organization

 Posted by Krista Hughes on January 15, 2021 at 4:00 PM
If you're ready to tidy up your home office or corral kid's toys, you would be surprised by the items you own that are waiting for a new purpose. More than likely some of the items cluttering your home could be used to create extra storage or organized spaces. Instead of purchasing brand new items, consider upcycling a few items from the attic or purchasing gently used unexpected items to bring calm to untidy chaos. The basics of getting orga...

2021: Gearing Up to Make Every Day Ridiculously Amazing

 Posted by Krista Hughes on January 13, 2021 at 5:34 PM

In 2020, I was proud we were able to keep parts of our business operational for those clients we could serve. In total, we worked with 159 clients, conducted 44 estate sales, 27 online auctions and moved 72 people. In retrospect, I’calling this very successful!

I look at these numbers and wonderhow on earth were we able to do all of this? Well, we are blessed to have“Miracle Makers”. These people put aside fear and angst to come to work and help our clients. We implemented Covid protocols for our service lines to ensure everyone’s safety. These amazing people held the line and made it possible to accomplish everything.

How to Become a Minimalist and Love It

 Posted by Krista Hughes on January 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Written by Rocio Espinoza In today's world, we're bombarded with responsibilities, relationships, purchases, possessions, and clutter, both physical and mental. There's so much noise and chaos around us that our minds and bodies are in a constant state of overdrive and stress. It's time to do something about that. By adopting a minimalist lifestyle, you can make the switch from stressful for serene, from frustrated to focused. We have some ...

How to Financially Prepare for Retirement

 Posted by Krista Hughes on December 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Written by Ashley Lipman for Caring Transitions Retirement planning is a life-long endeavor that allows you to enjoy the fruits of your labor. However, as you approach the big day, it's important to revisit your plans and ensure all your proverbial ducks are in a row. Ideally, you'll start honing in on the financial aspects of retirement ten years before it's time to hang your hat and call it a day. Here are some of the key focal points to fi...

Virtual Charity Projects for the Holiday Season

 Posted by Krista Hughes on December 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM
The COVID-19 Pandemic has forced everyone to become creative and think outside traditional norms. This concept has applied to everything you can think of from virtual happy hours to virtual job fairs and now, virtual volunteerism. During this difficult time in history, the need for a little community caring has increased. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the spread of COVID-19 has had the following impact: Close to...

Show Seniors Love This Season By Donating Items They Need

 Posted by Krista Hughes on December 8, 2020 at 9:00 AM
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic battle and visitation restrictions in nursing homes and other long-term care communities are taking a toll on loved ones and community members with memory impairment and mobility issues as well as the healthcare workers that care for them daily during the holiday season. The beauty of the season blooms from the kindness we show to our community and those we love. The holidays truly mark a season to spread joy, pea...

Passing On Family Traditions

 Posted by Krista Hughes on November 20, 2020 at 2:15 PM

Aside from a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, most areas of life involve the general understanding that advanced age precipitates the passing of the torch (so to speak) to a younger generation. But when it comes to stepping aside as the Thanksgiving hostess — and passing the ceremonial turkey platter to a new generation — the rules are not always clear, embraced, or accepted. Or, is that just what we think? 

Senior Living and Dementia Care - What Options Are There?

 Posted by Krista Hughes on November 11, 2020 at 10:49 AM
Written By Holly Klamer for Caring Transitions. Once baby boomers entered retirement age, they accepted the desire for more opportunities for senior living than their parents appear to have done. Some days, seniors have a wide range of options on where they reside and how their aged years are expected to spend. For multiple factors, people chose to transition into senior care communities. Some relocate because they are alone and need other el...

4 Senior Relocation Priorities

 Posted by Krista Hughes on October 23, 2020 at 2:23 PM
The decision has been made. You’re moving. You’ve done it plenty of times before, but this time it's different. You’ve chosen a senior living community. The apartment is a fraction of the size of your current home. How do you choose what to take and what to let go? Is the thought of packing decades of living into a few boxes overwhelming?  Are you wondering how to liquidate all the items you won't be able to take with you?Carolyn came to us ...
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