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Win a $100 Gift Card to the Container Store!

 Posted by John Salomone on April 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Do you consider yourself clean and organized? Or are you one of those people that cleans AROUND your clutter?We want to hear from you. Answer our one question about what Spring Cleaning looks like in your house and you'll be entered to win! Share the contest and you'll receive even more entries!https://p.antavo.com/f/Ep8/

What To Do With It All

 Posted by John Salomone on March 23, 2017 at 4:09 PM
Possessions can gather up in your life, especially when you have kids. You may look around and find yourself waist-deep in clutter. But while you dream about a clean and orderly home, the downsizing process can feel daunting when you have an entire house to go through. Where do you even start? How do you avoid the heartache of accidentally parting with some of your memories? If you take a look at these five tips below, you may find your dow...

Rightsizing: Simplying To Live Fully

 Posted by John Salomone on March 1, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Are you starting to feel overwhelmed by too much stuff?

Whether you or your family member are thinking about becoming less cluttered or a future move, the best advice is to start now to pare down a lifetime of possessions.

Advice for Selling a Home this Spring

 Posted by John Salomone on February 2, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Preparing to leave a home you’ve lived in for a while may take weeks, and in some cases, even months. Families should take great care when establishing closing and vacancy dates. Although not always possible, Caring Transitions usually recommends an 8-10 week window for the entire relocation process. This includes tasks like mover and realtor selection, downsizing, space planning for the new residence, packing, moving, unpacking, and finally, dis...

Tax Time: Charitable Contributions and Deductions

 Posted by John Salomone on January 30, 2017 at 12:00 AM
According to the Giving Institute , Americans exceeded records by donating $373.25 billion in donations in 2015.  Individual donations accounted for more than 70% of that total, with the remainder spread across estate, foundation and corporate donations. It is anticipated 2016 will be another record breaking year. If you are moving, downsizing or decluttering this year, you may have an opportunity to demonstrate your altruistic side an...

How to Downsize Someone with Memory Impairment

 Posted by John Salomone on January 18, 2017 at 3:05 PM
Helping a loved one relocate to a senior facility is hard enough. But when complications such as dementia or other memory impairments are added to the mix, the task can feel nearly impossible. Many family members struggle with the added complexity of assuring their senior loved one that they are safe and secure, all while trying to figure out which possessions should go and which should stay. In the end, your senior loved one may know best the pr...

'Tis the Season for Giving!

 Posted by John Salomone on December 13, 2016 at 4:45 PM
With our families stretched out across the United States, it’s all too common to find yourself watching a struggling loved one from a distance. Whether it be foreclosures, downsizing, liquidation, or even the death of someone dear, you may not always know how to help someone through stressful times when you’re so far away. This is why we are here; to help people with the burden of emptying out homes in sometimes less than a week or organ...

"Why" Caring Transitions?

 Posted by John Salomone on November 14, 2016 at 8:44 PM
When most companies ask the “Why” question, they simply want to tell you why you should hire them. In this case, we’d like to discuss a different kind of “why.” We’d like to explain to you, our readers, why we, as owners and employees, choose to run the nation’s largest and most trusted relocation and resale resource, Caring Transitions®. Caring for Things and their People Many Caring Transitions owners and employees choose to provide...

Looking to Downsize Your Stuff? These 6 Tips Will Help You Sort It Out

 Posted by John Salomone on November 10, 2016 at 4:03 PM
Sometimes you’re changing jobs, sometimes you’re moving to a smaller place, sometimes you find yourself either adding on a child or having one move out. Whatever the reason, you may realize that 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 daunting. But to make an easier job of it, just take it one step at a time with the tips below:   ·         Clothes -...

August Newsletter - Professional Estate Sales Part 1

 Posted by John Salomone on September 1, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Estate Sales have operated at a local level in this country for many years. Today, with over 14,000 independent businesses operating in the United States, Caring Transitions® has emerged as the industry leader. With offices in most major markets, Caring Transitions® offers consumers more options for selling or buying household goods.
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