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Your Quick & Easy Guide to Helping Seniors Declutter

 Posted by Patricia Mazzeo on April 25, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Helping your parent or loved one declutter without stress…is it possible? We’re here to tell you that it is! Try this step-by-step process and some of our tips for keeping stress low and efficiency high when helping a senior declutter. Step by Step: Decluttering for Seniors Following a guide or a process can help you feel less overwhelmed about decluttering. Here are 8 steps you can use to get started. Step 1: Bring it up tactfully. ...

Moving to a Smaller Home: Small Space Organization Tips for Downsizing

 Posted by Patricia Mazzeo on April 18, 2022 at 9:30 AM
How do you deal with moving into a smaller house? Sometimes you just need a little imagination and organization. With these tips for making your new small space work for you, you’ll soon be enjoying your new home. Adapting to a Smaller Space If you’ve been living in a big house for years, the idea of a smaller living arrangement can feel…well, stifling. It may be difficult at first, but it does get easier. Remind yourself that your new ho...

Before You Downsize, Take the 30-Day Declutter Challenge

 Posted by Patricia Mazzeo on February 28, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Do you need to declutter your home quickly? A 30-day challenge can be very helpful if you’re downsizing. What Is a 30-Day Declutter Challenge? A 30-day declutter challenge is designed to help you reset the space in your home (and your mental space) in about a month. This can be especially helpful if you’re about to move or downsize. We’ve created a list to help you collect at least 30 bags or boxes of clutter in 30 days. You can adjust...

How To Start Decluttering When You’re Overwhelmed

 Posted by Patricia Mazzeo on February 21, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Are you tired of walking into your home only to see piles of stuff everywhere you look? Are you about to downsize and don’t know where to start? You’re not alone. Everyone has to deal with clutter at some point, and it can be quite stressful. Here are some ways to successfully declutter when you’re feeling overwhelmed. What Does Clutter Mean to You? In the Merriam Webster dictionary, clutter as a noun is defined as “a crowded or confused...

Declutter Your Home - Checklists to Get Started

 Posted by Patricia Mazzeo on February 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM
If you’ve noticed the messes are piling up, you can never seem to find your keys, or you have no room on your counter or nightstand, it may be time to declutter. Here are some checklists to help you get started. Things to Consider Before Decluttering Your Home Decluttering can be a stressful process, especially if you’re feeling overwhelmed or you’re not sure where to begin. The following questions will help you find a source of motivation...

Forming Connections: The Importance of Building a Support System for Single Parents

 Posted by Patricia Mazzeo on February 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Being a single parent is not for the faint of heart. Taking over responsibility as primary caregiver while dealing with your own challenges can be exhausting and overwhelming, even on the best of days. Many single parents struggle to feel sufficiently supported in their position as both mom and dad, and with good reason. In a traditional partnership, tasks get shared and delegated rather than automatically assigned to one individual. Partic...

Getting Organized - How to Create a Clean Routine

 Posted by Patricia Mazzeo on January 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM
It’s time to create a plan to keep your home clean, and cleaning tasks simpler and streamlined. If you’ve noticed it’s becoming difficult to keep up with household chores, creating a clean routine could help. What’s a clean routine? A clean routine is a plan that divides cleaning chores into smaller daily tasks that helps you prevent clutter from piling up. Taking 15-30 minutes each day in concentrated spaces in your home can make clearing...

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

 Posted by Patricia Mazzeo 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 Patricia Mazzeo 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 Patricia Mazzeo 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.
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