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Sandwiched Between Stuff: 7 Ways to Help Parents Declutter to Rightsize

 Posted by John Salomone on July 17, 2019 at 8:40 AM

After living in a home for decades, a home can become packed with items connected to memories, amazing moments, and life events. When you visit your parents, you are more likely to notice the accumulation of items from 30, 40 or 50 years ago while they may not notice it. It’s possible they have become “clutter blind” since these items are associated with memories and moments. You are sandwiched between their belongings and your own. 

If you want to help your parents let go of some of their clutter so they can leap into the next season of their lives, we have 7 steps to get you started.

Signs It’s Time to Rightsize

 Posted by John Salomone on May 7, 2019 at 12:40 PM

Is it time to move to a larger or smaller space? Whether choosing to move now or later, you should start asking the right questions today. Read more to help you evaluate relocating, map out the list of benefits you wish to gain, and what you’d prefer to leave behind in your current space.

Are You Ready to Relocate? How to Prepare

 Posted by John Salomone on May 7, 2019 at 12:30 PM
You’ve decided to move, have chosen a new place and are excited to get ready for what’s next. The hardest part for many people is getting started on what that move looks like after you’ve found your new residence.

Moving can be both a physical and psychological process. From furniture pieces and photos that hold memories, to deciding what to purge, to the labor it takes to move each item, a plan can help simplify the moving process for anyone.

Moving Tips for New Renters

 Posted by John Salomone on May 7, 2019 at 12:01 PM

See helpful moving tips for new renters that can save you time and money (and perhaps even preserve friendships). By asking questions, learning the facts, shopping around, making lists, packing carefully and planning early, you’ll be in a great position come moving day. And you’ll be in a better frame of mind to enjoy the days that follow.

Moving the Clutter Before the Move

 Posted by John Salomone on April 9, 2019 at 8:40 AM

Before your next move, consider streamlining to make your move simpler. One of the biggest mistakes many make is clinging to clutter longer than necessary. Most households acquire a host of cherished items over time. Eventually, you may find yourself surrounded by more possessions than you can handle in your next space.

Reduce Clutter, Reduce Stress

 Posted by John Salomone on April 9, 2019 at 8:20 AM

When we think of stress, we usually assume it’s caused by specific events, tasks or scenarios. It’s time to expand the way you think of stress to include the effects clutter in your environment can have on your mental AND physical health. 

Decluttering Room by Room: 10 Things to Get Rid of in Each Room

 Posted by John Salomone on April 9, 2019 at 8:10 AM
Clutter can quickly sneak into every room of your home. Each room should have designated spaces for everything that belongs in the room. We have tips to help you decide what should stay and what should go in your bedrooms, the living room, as well as the kitchen and dining room.

5 Items Older Adults Should Buy Resale

 Posted by John Salomone on March 13, 2019 at 8:10 AM

Smart shoppers love to stretch their dollar by finding quality items at a fraction of the retail cost. One way to spend wisely is shopping resale. Some everyday and leisure items like those on our list below can save you tons in comparison to retail prices.

Resale sites like CTBids.com are running over with gently used and brand new items you may be looking for. Before shopping resale, read our tips on buying these five items you should always purchase “new to you.”

Bedroom Oasis On A Budget

 Posted by John Salomone on March 13, 2019 at 8:05 AM

Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home.  We often forget to redecorate our bedrooms because guests don’t see such a personal space. Despite this, there are many benefits to creating your own oasis that nurtures rest and relaxation. Your décor is your chance to personalize a portion of your home with self-expression that reflects your unique personality and creates the calm and serenity of an oasis. 

Personalizing your space can be a simple, cost-conscious process with these recommendations to make your space cozy, functional, and peaceful.

Retail vs Resale: The 5 Best Items to Buy in February

 Posted by John Salomone on February 11, 2019 at 8:10 AM
With markups on retail items ranging from 50-500% and sometimes more, quality gently used or resale items are becoming more and more appealing. If you’d like to keep the extra 50-500% or more you pay in markups, shop resale for amazing deals.
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