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Beat Black Friday — Shop Secondhand

 Posted by JOSEPH MAASSEN 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 JOSEPH MAASSEN 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 JOSEPH MAASSEN 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 JOSEPH MAASSEN 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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Fabulous Fall Finds

 Posted by JOSEPH MAASSEN on September 29, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Is your home and wardrobe dressed and ready for the new season? Fall has officially arrived and it’s time to welcome the new season with seasonal decor and clothing. From a checklist of items to the perfect colors to look out for, we have your guide to must have Fall finds that are perfect to find new to you (gently used) for your home, wardrobe or leisure.

Stress and Seniors

 Posted by JOSEPH MAASSEN 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.

The “Move Grandma Now” Checklist

 Posted by JOSEPH MAASSEN 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 JOSEPH MAASSEN 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.

Simplifying the Stress of Streamlining

 Posted by JOSEPH MAASSEN 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.

Convincing Aging Parents to Clear Clutter

 Posted by JOSEPH MAASSEN 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...
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