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3 Questions Older Adults Should Ask A Real Estate Professional

 Posted by Sarah Bown on February 11, 2019 at 8:15 AM
Choosing housing needs is an intricate process, in the case of older adults and their families the needs can be quite complex. Selling situations may be complicated by issues such as family dynamics, deteriorating health, personal loss, and financial constraints. Whether buying or selling a home, older adults have unique needs.

Retail vs Resale: The 5 Best Items to Buy in February

 Posted by Sarah Bown on February 11, 2019 at 8:10 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. If you’d like to keep the extra 50-500% or more you pay in markups, shop resale for amazing deals.

Decluttering to Rightsize: 5 Tips

 Posted by Sarah Bown on February 11, 2019 at 8:05 AM

Whether you are considering retiring in your own home or moving to a new space, 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 the home a challenge.

Preparing for a new "rightsized" space can be an overwhelming prospect, especially when you have a home full of memory and keepsakes to go through. 

Helping a Senior Get Organized

 Posted by Sarah Bown on January 9, 2019 at 8:15 AM
Getting organized offers many benefits to encourage healthy aging. With so many benefits to having an organized home like boosted mental clarity, lower stress levels, and lower risk of injury, why not get started reclaiming your space? The benefits can extend quality of life now and in the long run.

See our tips to help your senior loved one get organized!

What to Repurpose for More Storage

 Posted by Sarah Bown on January 9, 2019 at 8:10 AM
One of the first steps in getting organized is making sure every item in your home has a designated place and space. Without a place for each item to go, clutter can creep up and quickly take over a space. More than likely some of the items cluttering your home could be used to create extra storage or organize items in your home.

See our ideas to calm the chaos of your clutter.

5 Ways to STAY Organized

 Posted by Sarah Bown on January 9, 2019 at 8:05 AM

You’ve gathered tips to stay organized, created a routine and plan to stick to it. So many of us start strong with our plans yet have trouble following through for more than a few weeks or months. Getting organized can be a daunting task when we abandon our plans. 

Read our 5 tips to convert your plan from simple steps and checkboxes into habits and lifestyle.

20 Fun Questions To Learn Your Family's Story

 Posted by Sarah Bown on November 19, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Senior family members hold a wealth of knowledge and information. They can be the doorway to learning, understanding, and tracing lineage. We often want to hear the unique stories and experiences our senior relatives have but are never sure where to start the conversation.

We put together 20 fun questions to help you start family history conversations with ease and get the entire family involved, young and old, during holiday gatherings.

5 Steps to Declutter Your Holiday Decor

 Posted by Sarah Bown on November 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM

It’s time to Deck the Halls, but you’ve noticed decorating for the holiday season has become more burden than bliss. Over the years you collect ornaments and holiday knick-knacks with lots of love and memories connected to each piece. Unfortunately, many of us end up with more memorable ornaments than we have room for. This is a sign to declutter before you decorate! Decluttering holiday decorations can save you time and money while allowing you to take inventory of all the wonderful items you want to preserve for holidays to come.

We put together a few tips and tricks to get your holiday decorations decluttered in no time and help you recognize items that may work well as heirlooms or memorable gifts.

Smart Buys for the Holiday Season

 Posted by Sarah Bown on November 13, 2018 at 7:39 AM

This holiday season, we want to help you shop smart! Between Thanksgiving and the first week of the New Year, consumers are bombarded with exclusive deals from their favorite retailers and online shops. According to statistics from the National Retail Federation “consumers plan to spend a total of $1,007 on average for items such as decorations, candy, and gifts as well as other purchases for themselves and their families.”

We have a list of the best items to buy during the holiday season to help you maintain your budget and beat the spending statistics.