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The “Move Grandma Now” Checklist

 Posted by Cynthia Stoddard on July 13, 2021 at 1:30 PM
Without a comprehensive plan, families often scramble to identify and qualify the various resources needed to manage a move for senior loved ones. They must locate and hire trusted realtors, movers, downsizing experts, estate sale professionals, consignment shops, packing material suppliers, junk haulers or dumpster companies, housekeepers, repairmen, home stagers, financial advisors, attorneys, caregivers, pet sitters, and more! See tips gathered from experts to create a plan that can help you manage a move for an older adult.

Don't Throw That Out! 5 Common Items Worth More Than You Think

 Posted by Cynthia Stoddard on June 25, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Are there priceless items in your cupboards and closets? The answer could be yes! From priceless paintings to retro comics, you could have more money in your home than you think. If you are ready to sort the gems from the junk in your home, here are a few commonly uncommon items worth a second look before they’re tossed in the trash.

Curating the Ultimate Upcycled Man Cave

 Posted by Cynthia Stoddard on June 21, 2021 at 3:30 PM
June is Men’s Health month, and what better way to keep your sanity than enjoying your Man Cave? One of the most popular places men create is the man cave. A man cave can be an office, a den, a garage or any other space from a stylish basement bar or lounge to a gamer's paradise. According to thenest.com, "the average cost of a man cave is somewhere in the $5,000 to $10,000 range." Research has shown there may be a scientific link to mental we...

The Best Items to Upcycle for Your Summer Garden

 Posted by Cynthia Stoddard on June 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Summer is the perfect season for upcycled projects that enhance a beautiful outdoor space. Your patio, porch, garden, and yard are an extension of your living space that can be as cozy as your living room and bedroom with the right pieces. With the official start of the summer season only days away, this is the perfect time to make sure your outdoor space is ready for enjoyment. We are sharing a few inspired ideas for the best items to upcycle fo...

Home Design Tips for Limited Mobility

 Posted by Cynthia Stoddard on May 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM
It’s no secret that as we age, our physical needs change. To avoid accidents, like falls, older adults and their caretakers must consider what sort of modifications will be useful, especially if their mobility becomes limited. To make this process more manageable, we’ll highlight three areas of your home that may require upgrades, and design tips you can implement to make the areas more functional. Living room The living room is the heart...

6 Tips For Managing A Move

 Posted by Cynthia Stoddard on May 20, 2021 at 3:30 PM
Making a decision to take charge of health, safety or social needs by moving can be a challenging decision. Whether making the decision for yourself, a growing family, or determining the right choice for a senior loved one, managing a move can present challenges without a clear timeline towards moving day. Use the six tips in this article to make your next move more manageable. 1. Prepare in advance Whether choosing to move now or later...

When Is the Right Time to Downsize Your Home? 8 Signs It’s Now

 Posted by Cynthia Stoddard on May 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Guest Article by Julia Weaver As we grow older, our needs and capabilities change, and not all homes are designed to support this change along with us. It’s common to upsize your home when your household is growing – whether to accommodate children, pets, or simply because you need an extra room for a home office. But what once was the perfect home, may now be too hard to manage and maintain in your golden years. There are countless benefi...

Simplifying the Stress of Streamlining

 Posted by Cynthia Stoddard on April 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM
As life happens, we cycle through different necessities, wants and uses of space. No matter where you are in life, at some point you may realize you’ve ended up with too much stuff. And the idea of going through it all to decide what should stay and what should go can be frustratingly stressful. You can simplify the task of sorting through it all by taking it one step at a time with the tips from this blog.

Can a Home Inspection Give You a Higher Asking Price?

 Posted by Cynthia Stoddard on April 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Guest Blog by Rocio Espinoza Are you selling your home? A home inspection might get you a higher price. A home inspection is an assessment of a property to ensure that it meets all current building and safety codes. People's financial transactions when they buy or sell their home are usually the biggest in their lifetime. You can do many things to increase the amount you receive for your property when it is up for sale. The most critical...

Create Your Next Chapter: Remodeling Tips for Empty Nesters

 Posted by Cynthia Stoddard on April 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Guest Blog Written by Rocio Espinoza When children spread their newly-adult wings and leave the nest, you may experience strong, conflicting feelings as you feel a sudden new quiet in your home. While you’re excited for your children as they craft their own lives, you’ll find a shift in both your daily activities and your living space. While your home will always be their home, you can experience joy by renovating vacated spaces like bedrooms ...
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