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.

Talk About Customer Appreciation

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on July 28, 2018 at 6:38 PM
TALK ABOUT CUSTOMER APPRECIATION: LEIGH SCHAEFFER & JOHN SALOMONE OF CARING TRANSITIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL NEW JERSEY MAKE YOU FEEL TRULY AT HOME IN YOUR NEW HOME! Finding new digs is quite a big undertaking when it’s time to downsize, “right-size,” or relocate. Luckily, you need to look no further: Caring Transitions of North Central New Jersey is THE one and only professional solution for any and all senior relocation administrations. Alon...

7 Signs You Have Too Much “Stuff”

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on July 13, 2018 at 8:07 AM
Has your personal property or “stuff” taken over your space? It may be time to clear the clutter from your home. We have 7 signs to help you decide if your possessions are holding you back from truly enjoying your home. In many cases, we can become immune to the number of items we accumulate over time because we have grown accustomed to it always being there. Essentially it becomes a part of your living environment and we begin to accept the plac...

“Letting Go” to Age in Place

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on July 13, 2018 at 8:04 AM
If you are considering retiring in your own home, it is important to create a plan to do so comfortably. There are many issues that arise that can make the upkeep and maintenance of homeownership during retirement a challenge. 

One way to prepare to age in place is clearing the home to decrease mobility hazards and reduce the stress of maintaining excess or unnecessary belongings. 

According to Andrew Mellen, a prominent Professional Organizer, there are three ground rules to follow when preparing your home for your future as a retiree...

Finding a Great Home for Your Valuables

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on July 13, 2018 at 8:02 AM

As baby boomers prepare to downsize or age in place, streamlining possessions becomes a necessity. In most cases, boomer parents find it difficult to find the right home for their valued items. They discover their children are not interested in taking their collections of china sets or paintings.

Despite the challenge of finding a new home for these items, it is still a task that is essential to safely aging in place. An estate sale or online estate sale/auction may be a choice to consider for clearing space in the home.

The Declutter Quicklist: 15 Minutes to a Safer Clutter Free Home

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on June 11, 2018 at 8:11 AM

A hazard free home is a decluttered home. Keeping your home clear and clutter free could be a small task you do daily. As you age, decluttering can be a great way to reduce fall risks and maintain your independence.

In honor of National Safety Month, we have a list of ways you can declutter in 15 minutes or less to keep your home safe for yourself and those you love.

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