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Stress and Seniors

 Posted by Dale Gates on August 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM
It doesn’t matter how old you are. As we mature the causes of stress may change but certainly, they do not diminish. It could be different things like helping your children move into adulthood with adult responsibilities or moving up in your job because of your accumulated experiences, or facing change such as downsizing, moving, or helping with grandchildren. So, what are some of the things you can do to help manage your stress? Here are a few ideas.

Deciding When to Help Your Parents Declutter

 Posted by Dale Gates 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 Dale Gates 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 Dale Gates 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 Dale Gates 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 Dale Gates 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...

Simplifying the Stress of Streamlining

 Posted by Dale Gates 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 Dale Gates 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...

Downsizing & Dementia: Decluttering During COVID-19

 Posted by Dale Gates on February 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Many families are struggling with layers of complexity as they assure their senior loved ones are safe and secure during the COVID-19 crises AND try to figure out which possessions should go or stay for a memory-impaired senior preparing to move. In addition, your senior loved one knows how priceless—whether monetary or personal— their items are, and simultaneously may be the least available to help you. While the task ahead is certainly a di...

Purging with Purpose: Beating Clutter

 Posted by Dale Gates on February 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Purging in your home creates an environment that streamlines and reflects a meaningful, comfortable lifestyle for the future. Clearing clutter is a process that makes a difference to the way you view your home and live in your home. Whether preparing for a move or seeking a healthier home life, try some, or all, of the tips below to save space throughout your home. The Monthly Purge Creating a monthly routine to save space could help you s...
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