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Four Unexpected Ways You’ll Save by Moving into a Senior Living Community

As aging adults move into their golden years, having a comfortable and safe home where they can be active, social, healthy, and enjoy life becomes more and more important. And a great deal of these factors depend on where a senior lives. When choosing whether to move into a senior living community or age in […]

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Downsizing? How to Avoid a Family Feud!

Sorry, Tolstoy. Your famous observation at the start of Anna Karenina needs an update for the today’s “aging Boomers.” Let’s try it my way: “All happy downsizing families are alike; each unhappy downsizing family is unhappy in its own way.” Seriously, it isn’t easy for families to shrink their footprint or split the goods, attached […]

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Decluttering before the big move!

If you’re getting ready to move…whether across town or across the country, lightening your load ahead of time makes a world of sense! Moving offers a unique opportunity to start fresh and create an environment that really works for you, really inspires you. Unwanted, unused and unloved items in your environment always cost you space […]

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HOUZZ – Tips for Moving Into a Smaller Space

It seems more likely these days to hear of people downsizing their homes than to hear of companies downsizing businesses — and the connotations are getting more and more positive. Moving away from a large house, where maintenance is expensive and stuff seems to magically accumulate in the black hole of the basement, can be […]

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Decluttering can mean transforming lives…yours and others, too!

Overwhelmed by clutter? You’re not alone. I once heard someone say that we actually use 20% of what we own, and the other 80% is just, well…perhaps clutter. De-cluttering definitely impacts your life (and your sanity), however keep in mind it could impact the lives of others in need, too. Thinking that way just might give you that extra boost […]

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So you decided you want to move, now what?

Congratulations. You’ve done your research and everything you can to make the best decision for you and your family regarding your living situation. You made several visits to Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC’s), Independent Living Communities, perhaps Assisted Living Facilities as well. It’s a big step, but you have finally found a place that feels […]

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Ten tips for down-sizing and de-stressing your move!

Courtesy of National Association of Senior Move Managers 10. Start Early – End Happy It’s never too early to begin the downsizing process. Begin by focusing on typical problem areas such as the attic, basement, garage, closets, file cabinets. 9. Get Generous Since you can’t take everything you own to your new home, now is […]

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