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Rightsizing: Simplying To Live Fully

 Posted by Melinda Harrington 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 Melinda Harrington 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 Melinda Harrington 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 Melinda Harrington 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...
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