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6 Tips For Managing A Move

 Posted by Keith Hawkins on May 20, 2021 at 3:30 PM
Making a decision to take charge of health, safety or social needs by moving can be a challenging decision. Whether making the decision for yourself, a growing family, or determining the right choice for a senior loved one, managing a move can present challenges without a clear timeline towards moving day. Use the six tips in this article to make your next move more manageable. 1. Prepare in advance Whether choosing to move now or later...

Can a Home Inspection Give You a Higher Asking Price?

 Posted by Keith Hawkins 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 Keith Hawkins 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 Keith Hawkins 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 Keith Hawkins 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...

Upcycled Organization

 Posted by Keith Hawkins 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...

The Daily Declutter Checklists

 Posted by Keith Hawkins on February 11, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Clutter can compile quickly and become a hassle to clear. One way to prevent clutter from piling up is to tackle a little each day with quick clean routines.

Taking time each day to keep your home cleared and clutter free could be a small task you do daily that has a large impact on your quality of life and that of your family. 

9 Gift Ideas for Men 50+

 Posted by Keith Hawkins on December 17, 2018 at 8:06 AM

Coming up with gift ideas doesn’t have to be a challenge. Many times, finding the right gift comes down to thinking outside of normal constraints and considering gifts that fit a lifestyle or life phase for your loved one. This list has tons of cool and innovative suggestions to help you find the right gift. Read more here.

Gift Tips for The Memory Impaired

 Posted by Keith Hawkins on December 14, 2018 at 8:08 AM

Memory impairment can take a toll on how we interact with our friends and loved ones. During the holiday season, finding the right gift for those you love can be a complex task, especially when your loved one is memory impaired. 

You can simplify gift giving with a few guidelines to help you give thoughtful gifts appropriate for their memory stage.

Read the article to see our list of recommendations here.

10 Gift Ideas for Women 50+

 Posted by Keith Hawkins on December 14, 2018 at 8:05 AM

After years of amazing holiday memories and gifts, you may find it harder to be creative with gift ideas for the amazing women over 50 on your Christmas list. After all, what do you get for someone who has everything? There are tons of unique gift ideas that will cater to their wonderful personality. Read our complete list here.