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Rightsize or Remain: How to Decide

 Posted by Teresa Murphy 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 Teresa Murphy 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 Teresa Murphy 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.

Creating A Healthy Home

 Posted by Teresa Murphy on September 13, 2019 at 6:58 AM
September is Healthy Aging Month. We understand the importance of a healthy home for older adults and want to help you create a place you can enjoy being the best version of you. The biggest concerns most older adults face are safety, accessibility, and sustainable independence. We have tips to help you or a loved one create a healthy home to age in place.

Moving the Clutter Before the Move

 Posted by Teresa Murphy on April 9, 2019 at 8:40 AM

Before your next move, consider streamlining to make your move simpler. One of the biggest mistakes many make is clinging to clutter longer than necessary. Most households acquire a host of cherished items over time. Eventually, you may find yourself surrounded by more possessions than you can handle in your next space.

Retail vs. Resale: The Best Items to Buy in April

 Posted by Teresa Murphy on April 9, 2019 at 8:30 AM
Spring is in full swing! April is perfect for shopping for deals related to warmer weather, spring events, and spring cleaning. Savings expert Kristin McGrath suggests April is “the bridge between spring and summer, meaning there are plenty of smart buys to make as the seasons change.” 

Reduce Clutter, Reduce Stress

 Posted by Teresa Murphy on April 9, 2019 at 8:20 AM

When we think of stress, we usually assume it’s caused by specific events, tasks or scenarios. It’s time to expand the way you think of stress to include the effects clutter in your environment can have on your mental AND physical health. 

Decluttering Room by Room: 10 Things to Get Rid of in Each Room

 Posted by Teresa Murphy on April 9, 2019 at 8:10 AM
Clutter can quickly sneak into every room of your home. Each room should have designated spaces for everything that belongs in the room. We have tips to help you decide what should stay and what should go in your bedrooms, the living room, as well as the kitchen and dining room.

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

 Posted by Teresa Murphy 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 Teresa Murphy 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. 

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