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Entries for 2018



3 Reasons Vintage Furniture Is Not Just "Old Furniture"

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on October 15, 2018 at 8:04 AM
Vintage American made furniture?... Isn't that the old-style stuff mom and dad furnished their home with? Half of which was handed down from grandma? And, didn't half of grandma's furniture come from her older relatives? "Yes" is usually the answer. The word "vintage", when properly used should be followed by referencing the era the item is from, such as "vintage 1950s". The purpose of describing furniture as vintage is to connect it to a certain style typified by the era, but, also to inform, or remind, the buyer that the item was made to better quality standards than is today's furniture.

10 Tips For Long Distance Caregivers

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on October 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM

5 Ways to Relax & Destress

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on October 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM

7 Ways A Clean Home Supports Healthy Aging

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on September 20, 2018 at 7:48 AM

We have a list of 7 ways a healthy home can help you age well. With so many benefits to clearing your home of clutter, why wouldn’t you consider reclaiming your space? The benefits can extend your quality of life now and in the long run. You can complete tasks efficiently, reduce the risk of illness, and boost your mental clarity.

Are Family Heirlooms Hiding In Your Home?

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on September 20, 2018 at 7:44 AM

Have you ever asked yourself “Do I have anything interesting that truly tells a story about my life?” Most of us would say no. As we grow comfortable in our homes and nestle in over the years, we make memories, connections, and bonds that add value to life. In many cases, memorable moments are tied to an item of significance that tells a story or holds a part of history.

You could have an heirloom right under your nose without realizing it!

Simple Tips To Help Seniors Adjust To Daylight Savings Time Change

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on September 13, 2018 at 6:54 AM

Caring Transitions Of NJ Knows A Thing Or Two About Decluttering When It’s Time To Move, Downsize, Or Rightsize

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on August 13, 2018 at 6:44 AM
The poets are correct: There really is a season to everything. But making changes can actually be a good thing. So when a beloved family member can no longer thrive and live well with in-home nursing care, it’s time to call on the professional skills that only assisted living can provide. While we’ve all heard legendary negative reviews of some less than stellar senior care facilities, it’s great news that there are, in fact, caring, kind, and sk...

DIY Projects to Get You Organized: Repurposing the Bookshelf

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on August 10, 2018 at 8:50 AM
The first step in getting organized is making sure every item in your home has a designated place and space. One item that has multiple purposes is the bookshelf. Before you throw away that old shelving unit, consider new ways to use it. Repurposed bookshelves and bookcase units, can add extra storage and display space to give wayward items a home. Besides using this space to display books, you could find a range of new uses like displaying beaut...

Never Buy These Nine Items New

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on August 10, 2018 at 8:47 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. According to, “[t]he reasons for steep markup prices depend on the product. It could be that the item is in high demand, is difficult to make, or holds a great amount of symbolic value.” In many cases, purchasing an item used can give you like new quality at a fraction of the retail price.

Best Resale Buys for Fall

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on August 10, 2018 at 8:37 AM
With Fall on the horizon, the approaching seasonal change signals the perfect time to shop for great deals! Temperatures and prices seem to drop simultaneously throughout September to November.  We have a list of items that are perfect to find gently used for your home, wardrobe or leisure.HomeAugust ushers in excellent deals to prepare your home for the beauty of Fall. Deeper color hues that complement the changes in nature can help transform yo...
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