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Is It Time to Get Organized? 10 Signs It Is!

 Posted by Thomas Wade on January 14, 2022 at 5:30 PM
Has your "stuff" taken over your space? The items that fill our homes can be cherished, but when those items start to get in the way, It may be time to clear clutter from your home. If you care for your home and an aging loved one too, this can become even more complex. We have signs to help you decide if your possessions are holding you or a loved one back from being organized. In both cases, we can easily become blind to the number of items ...

Tough Transitions Playbook

 Posted by Thomas Wade on January 7, 2022 at 4:00 PM
The holiday season is over and many people area are now left with a sobering realization that loved ones they hadn’t seen in more than a year need help. The warning signs that can be masked by distance like hygiene, trouble standing, and stacks of unpaid bills became obvious as families reunited with aging parents over the last few weeks. Now adult children are left with difficult questions about what to do next. Should we move mom to a senior...

The Gift of Giving Back

 Posted by Thomas Wade on December 15, 2021 at 3:00 PM
More than ever, communities are in need of caring neighbors ready to spread kindness to those in need. Seniors, families with children and the homeless are some of the vulnerable populations that could benefit from the kindness of simplistic donations from their neighbors. If you’re ready to give back, we have ideas for how to make an impact in your local community. Order Grocery Basics for a Neighbor Household survey data from Fall 202...

A Guide to Gifting Heirlooms

 Posted by Thomas Wade on December 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM
The holiday season is a time for giving, entertaining, and enjoying time spent making memories with family and friends. After a challenging year or more for many, meaningful moments have become more important. This rings true with gifts as well. Gifting heirlooms could be a way to share a legacy ready to be passed from one generation to the next. What is a gift-worthy heirloom? We often think an heirloom must be an extremely expensive item ...

Caregiver Burnout: How to Deal with the Emotional Tolls of Caregiving

 Posted by Thomas Wade on November 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Caregivers provide an essential and undervalued service to society by looking after the elderly and infirm. Without professional and casual carers, there’d be nobody to see to the needs and wellbeing of the vulnerable. However, the needs of the caregiver are often overlooked. As a family caregiver, failing to prioritize your own needs can have dire consequences. Click 'Read More' to learn how to prevent caregiver burnout.

Beat Black Friday — Shop Secondhand

 Posted by Thomas Wade on November 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Supply chain and transportation issues could cause major issues if you plan to shop traditionally on Black Friday. Waiting to purchase gifts in-store could leave you frustrated by empty shelves or back-ordered favorites. Click 'Read More' to see a few gift ideas you can find on CTBIDS.com or at a local Caring Transitions Estate Sale and get excited about saving.

How to Dodge Holiday Delays

 Posted by Thomas Wade on November 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM
This season of giving is here! Don’t let shipping and supply chain delays take away from the joy of giving gifts. Supply chain demand issues have created a unique retail experience this year. Click 'Read More' for a few gift ideas to help you dodge the expected holiday gift delays.

7 Upcycled Bathroom Organization Ideas

 Posted by Thomas Wade on October 25, 2021 at 9:30 AM
Ready to whip your bathroom into organized shape? One of the first steps is making sure every item in your bathroom has a designated place to call home. More than likely some of the items cluttering other rooms in your home could be used to create extra storage or organize items in your bathroom.

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10 Kitchen Essentials You Shouldn’t Buy New

 Posted by Thomas Wade on October 18, 2021 at 8:15 AM

A necessity in every kitchen are the tools used to cook a meal. Purchasing kitchen essentials new to you can give barely used and like-new items a second life in your home. Since many essentials can be pricey when you purchase them retail, you can save the planet and your pockets with thrifted kitchen essentials. If you’ve noticed your kitchen gadgets and tools showing signs of serious wear and tear, consider replacing them with a few of the gently used items on our list.

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How Do I Choose the Right Senior Living Option?

 Posted by Thomas Wade on October 11, 2021 at 8:50 AM
Choosing the right long-term care option is an important decision many older adults face daily. If a late-life move is part of your healthy aging plan, the next step is choosing a new place and preparing for what’s next. The hardest part for many people is getting started on choosing the right residence and planning for the move.

Click Read More to learn the right questions to ask to make your decision.

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