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8 Benefits to Decluttering Your Home

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on September 12, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Blank space can be beautiful, and popular books promise strategies to shed extra stuff. But is minimalism livable? Some research suggests that decluttering can have as much of an effect on your well-being as it does on your physical space. (5) The older we get, the more unneeded items we may have. Although we tend to gain fewer possessions after age 50, many older people are also less likely to sell things or give them away. In one study of pe...

10 Tips To Safely Organize The Home For Mom & Dad

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on September 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM
As our parents reach a certain age, many prefer to stay in their home, rather than move to a senior community or living facility. The unfortunate truth is, many times our parents live in homes that weren’t built with the safety and health of a senior adult in mind. But there are avenues we can take as the adult child, or caretaker, to help create a more safe environment so our parents in age-in-place with peace of mind. Below is a list of ...

5 Items You Should Buy Used

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on August 29, 2022 at 9:00 AM
With costs rising everywhere from gas prices to rent and everything in between, we know how much it means to the average person to save every penny you can. Gently used items can still have a long lifespan, and you can enjoy significant savings off the price you would pay if you bought the item new (2). We compiled a list of 5 items you should consider buying used; 1. Second-Hand Furniture The reality is this: people move, people redecorat...

CTBIDS & WorthPoint: A Partnership Enriching Sellers & Clients Lives, Together

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on August 22, 2022 at 2:50 PM
Caring Transitions' online auction site, CTBIDS is proud to announce we're partnering as an industry resource with WorthPoint! CTBIDS's launched this past July on Worthpoint with 1 Million+ items uploaded to their site, listed as their #4 resource, ranking next to the largest names in online auction sites like eBay and MaxSold.CTBIDS grew from an idea over 10 years ago by Caring Transitions owners all across the country. These owners are carefull...

10 Best Practices for Choosing An Estate Sale Professional

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on August 15, 2022 at 9:47 AM
One of the challenges many adults face when moving to a smaller space is trying to determine what to do with their downsized possessions. Today, there are more options than ever, including charitable donations, live auctions, online auction sites, tag sales, traditional garage sales and estate sales. For people who have a fair amount of valuable inventory but not a lot of time, an Estate Sale can be a very positive experience. When run by pro...

Your Trash is Someone's Treasure! Resell All Your Unwanted Items

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on August 8, 2022 at 9:30 AM
One of the challenges the average adult faces when moving to a smaller space is trying to figure what to do with their downsized possessions. Today, there are more options than ever, including charitable donation, live auction, online auction, tag sales, traditional garage sale and a local estate Sale. And at Caring Transitions, we have an amazing online platform called CTBIDS, that you can use to resell all your unwanted items! We’ve reached ...

Best Practices To Sell Your Items Online

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on August 1, 2022 at 9:30 AM
You started your journey to declutter your home but the question remains; what to do with all the stuff you want to get rid of now? While donating is a great option, you might feel that you've spent time and money over the years acquiring it all. So you've decided to sell your items online. Maybe you're not familiar with how to go about it or what customers expect going forward. That's okay—we've put together a few best practices for selling your...

LETTING GO OF YOUR CLUTTER with 10 Methods to Declutter Your Home

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on July 25, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Before you start your decluttering journey, watch the video below for 5 mistakes to avoid! Below is a list of 10 methods from all the major decluttering experts: 1. 1 Item Per Day Colleen Madsen made a decision to remove one item from her home every single day and created the 365 Items method, removing 1 item from your home each day for 1 year. Whether you choose 1 item per day with her philosophy, or more than one to increase the spee...

KICKING JUSTIN CASE TO THE CURB with 5 Minimalist Guidelines

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on July 18, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Everyone has met Justin Case. He's a bit of a downer and always gives us grief, trying to hold us back in our lives. But no matter how much we can't stand him being around, no matter how much shame and guilt he makes us feel, most of us struggle to get rid of him. Why? Because Justin Case is not a person, it's all our "just in case" clutter. And it's time to kick that mindset to the curb! As a society we have all fallen into the trap called ...

Letting Go of Your Clutter with The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

 Posted by Melinda Harrington on July 11, 2022 at 9:30 AM
A decluttering phenomenon has swept the world, called Swedish Death Cleaning (SDC). Traditionally, this is an old tradition within Swedish culture known as, dӧstädning. Translated to English, it means "death cleaning." Margareta Magnusson used this concept, giving it a modern update when she wrote her book, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning. Magnusson writes, "If you care for your loved ones then it's only fair to spare them the emotion...
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