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Deciding When to Help Your Parents Declutter

 Posted by Mark Piatt on July 13, 2021 at 2:30 PM
Caring for your family can bring joy to your life. If you are caring for your parents and children, this can become complex. As your parents age, their needs and abilities change. If you’ve started to consider the next best move for Mom, Dad or another senior loved one, we have guidance on trigger moments that signify it may be time to talk about a plan. We have a list of significant changes that could indicate your parents may currently or soon need additional support.

Sandwiched Between Stuff: Combating Clutter

 Posted by Mark Piatt on July 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM

A healthy home is important for any family. If you are a Sandwich Gen Caregiver that could include your children and parents too. Clutter-free homes are healthy environments that make it easier for each member of your household to be the best version of themselves. Many caregivers feel a burden to clear everything at once but keeping your space clear and clutter free could be a small task you do daily, weekly, or monthly if you are caring for parents or an older loved one.

The “Move Grandma Now” Checklist

 Posted by Mark Piatt 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 Mark Piatt 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.

Last Minute Gift Ideas

 Posted by Mark Piatt on December 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Adding last minute guests to your holiday gathering? With all the daily tasks we have to complete, it can sometimes be difficult to fit in last minute shopping for holiday gifts. If you find yourself days away from a full house with no idea how to figure out what to get for whom, this article is for you. You still have time to shower your loved ones with presents that are thoughtful, personal and sure to be enjoyed.

The Thrifty Gifting Guide for Guys

 Posted by Mark Piatt on December 10, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Running out of gift ideas for the guys on your holiday list? Gift shopping can be challenging especially if you’re tired of giving the same traditional gifts each year. To find the right gift, think outside the traditional and consider gifts that fit the lifestyle or life phase of the person you’re buying for.

We have gift ideas to help you find the perfect item and save money! Here are our gift suggestions for every guy on your list.

Thrifty Gifting Guide for Women

 Posted by Mark Piatt on December 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM

The holiday season is about spending quality time with the ones we love. Quite often this simple fact is buried by attempting to cook the most delicious dish, hosting a memorable gathering, and finding the perfect gift. How do you know what your guest will like? What’s the best way to give something special without breaking the bank?

Our gifting guide will help you find tasteful solutions for your gift giving dilemmas and help you maintain your holiday budget.

Rightsize or Remain: How to Decide

 Posted by Mark Piatt on September 13, 2019 at 7:27 AM

As older adults approach retirement, there are limitless ways to spend your retirement years. One of the first decisions most adults near retirement make is where they want to retire. This is usually an important decision between aging in place or rightsizing to a new home. There are positives and negatives to each decision, but the best way to determine your next step is considering the unique needs for your lifestyle, physical and mental health.

Before deciding if rightsizing or downsizing is the right fit, you should consider five major factors.

Organizing the Home to Age In Place

 Posted by Mark Piatt on September 13, 2019 at 7:20 AM
If you’ve decided to remain in your own home for the later years of your life planning to organize your home to be more functional is essential. Getting organized has both physical and mental benefits to healthy aging. An organized home is linked to boosted mental clarity, lower stress levels, and lower risk of injury. Each of these benefits can extend quality of life now and in the long run.  Getting organized can become simple with a pl...

Clearing the Empty Nest

 Posted by Mark Piatt on September 13, 2019 at 7:09 AM

After raising children, your home can start to become a storage unit for the things your child couldn’t or didn’t take with them. You can accumulate quite a few items from toddler year toys to teenage band craze posters or memorabilia in addition to items you’ve owned since before you were a parent. This is why it is essential to clear the clutter from your empty nest.

To prepare for your next phase in life as the parent of adult children, we have a few tips to help you bring a new level of order and organization to your home.

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