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Downsizing & Dementia: Decluttering During COVID-19

 Posted by Skye LaJaunie 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...

Trash or Treasure: Finding a Happy Home for Valuables

 Posted by Skye LaJaunie on February 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM
If your goal is to clear clutter or prepare for a move, streamlining possessions becomes a necessity. In most cases, older adults and sandwich generation caregivers find it difficult to find the right home for valued items. Parents discover their children are not interested in taking their collections of china sets or paintings and children discover the stress of inheriting their parent’s possessions and deciding what to do with it all. Despit...

Purging with Purpose: Beating Clutter

 Posted by Skye LaJaunie 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...

A Home Movers Guide to Downsizing

 Posted by Skye LaJaunie on January 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Guest Expert blog by Removals and Storage Experts Ltd. | London Whether you’ve had a recent change in your circumstances or you’re simply no longer using all the space in your current home, downsizing may be the right next step for you. We’ve pulled together our top tips and things to think about for people considering downsizing to a smaller home. Why Downsize? There are many reasons why downsizing can be the right option for you right ...

Convincing Aging Parents to Clear Clutter

 Posted by Skye LaJaunie on January 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM
The hardest part of preparing for what's best for Mom or Dad is determining the right time to create a plan for aging-in-place or relocating. Whether your conversation with your parents is virtual or in-person, it's essential to create a plan to clear the clutter before it's a hazard or necessity. Finding a new home for your senior loved one’s belongings or helping them clear clutter, offers a host of benefits to encourage healthy aging like boos...

Upcycled Organization

 Posted by Skye LaJaunie on January 15, 2021 at 4:00 PM
If you're ready to tidy up your home office or corral kid's toys, you would be surprised by the items you own that are waiting for a new purpose. More than likely some of the items cluttering your home could be used to create extra storage or organized spaces. Instead of purchasing brand new items, consider upcycling a few items from the attic or purchasing gently used unexpected items to bring calm to untidy chaos. The basics of getting orga...

How to Become a Minimalist and Love It

 Posted by Skye LaJaunie on January 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Written by Rocio Espinoza In today's world, we're bombarded with responsibilities, relationships, purchases, possessions, and clutter, both physical and mental. There's so much noise and chaos around us that our minds and bodies are in a constant state of overdrive and stress. It's time to do something about that. By adopting a minimalist lifestyle, you can make the switch from stressful for serene, from frustrated to focused. We have some ...

How to Financially Prepare for Retirement

 Posted by Skye LaJaunie on December 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Written by Ashley Lipman for Caring Transitions Retirement planning is a life-long endeavor that allows you to enjoy the fruits of your labor. However, as you approach the big day, it's important to revisit your plans and ensure all your proverbial ducks are in a row. Ideally, you'll start honing in on the financial aspects of retirement ten years before it's time to hang your hat and call it a day. Here are some of the key focal points to fi...

Virtual Charity Projects for the Holiday Season

 Posted by Skye LaJaunie on December 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM
The COVID-19 Pandemic has forced everyone to become creative and think outside traditional norms. This concept has applied to everything you can think of from virtual happy hours to virtual job fairs and now, virtual volunteerism. During this difficult time in history, the need for a little community caring has increased. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the spread of COVID-19 has had the following impact: Close to...

Show Seniors Love This Season By Donating Items They Need

 Posted by Skye LaJaunie on December 8, 2020 at 9:00 AM
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic battle and visitation restrictions in nursing homes and other long-term care communities are taking a toll on loved ones and community members with memory impairment and mobility issues as well as the healthcare workers that care for them daily during the holiday season. The beauty of the season blooms from the kindness we show to our community and those we love. The holidays truly mark a season to spread joy, pea...
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