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The 4% Rule: A Strategy for Maximizing Retirement Savings

 Posted by Krista Hughes on March 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM
When financially planning for retirement, many people are focused on their social security, their 401k, and the many other factors that determine how much they will have to withdraw once they’re done working. However, one thing that many people forget to consider is how to have a financial plan to manage your retirement funds. This puts many people at risk for overspending and running out of retirement money too soon. However, there is a stra...

Transitioning to the RV Lifestyle

 Posted by Krista Hughes on March 15, 2021 at 3:04 PM

“Go RV-ing” was a brilliant marketing campaign, created in 1997 by the RV industry.  The message was simple, the mission clear: to increase awareness and interest in incorporating RV ownership into anyone’s price and passion points. In the past 24 years it's become more and more popular for people to sell most of their possessions and live in a RV full time. According to University of Michigan, “Nearly a half-million RV owners say they use their recreational vehicle as their primary residence. Yet, according to the RV Industry Association, a million Americans live full-time in RVs.

Hosting a living estate sale for people transitioning to the RV lifestyle is not a common occurrence, at least not for me.  But when we get that call, Caring Transitions of LRM enjoys assisting our clients in achieving their goal. Each person has their own story as to what led to their decision. 

Deciding What to Do with It All

 Posted by Krista Hughes on March 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM
' If your beautiful abode is bursting at the seams with items accumulated over the years, it may be time to decide what to do with it all. For families with children, everyone's possessions can add up. For empty nesters and older adults preparing to downsize or age in place, some of the items you own can become a burden for what's next in your life. Where do you even start to streamline your possessions? How do you avoid the heartache of acci...

Downsizing & Dementia: Decluttering During COVID-19

 Posted by Krista Hughes on February 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Many families are struggling with layers of complexity as they assure their senior loved ones are safe and secure during the COVID-19 crises AND try to figure out which possessions should go or stay for a memory-impaired senior preparing to move. In addition, your senior loved one knows how priceless—whether monetary or personal— their items are, and simultaneously may be the least available to help you. While the task ahead is certainly a di...

Trash or Treasure: Finding a Happy Home for Valuables

 Posted by Krista Hughes on February 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM
If your goal is to clear clutter or prepare for a move, streamlining possessions becomes a necessity. In most cases, older adults and sandwich generation caregivers find it difficult to find the right home for valued items. Parents discover their children are not interested in taking their collections of china sets or paintings and children discover the stress of inheriting their parent’s possessions and deciding what to do with it all. Despit...

Purging with Purpose: Beating Clutter

 Posted by Krista Hughes on February 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Purging in your home creates an environment that streamlines and reflects a meaningful, comfortable lifestyle for the future. Clearing clutter is a process that makes a difference to the way you view your home and live in your home. Whether preparing for a move or seeking a healthier home life, try some, or all, of the tips below to save space throughout your home. The Monthly Purge Creating a monthly routine to save space could help you s...

A Home Movers Guide to Downsizing

 Posted by Krista Hughes on January 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Guest Expert blog by Removals and Storage Experts Ltd. | London Whether you’ve had a recent change in your circumstances or you’re simply no longer using all the space in your current home, downsizing may be the right next step for you. We’ve pulled together our top tips and things to think about for people considering downsizing to a smaller home. Why Downsize? There are many reasons why downsizing can be the right option for you right ...

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.

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