The Importance of Setting up a Trust

Interview with Esther Wang from The Elder and Disability Law Firm To finish up our series on being prepared in case something was to happen to us, we will be sharing an interview with a well-known attorney in town to educate us on trusts and wills and the importance of having one in place. In the two prior presentations in the series, we talked about having our homes in order…

Getting Your Financial House in Order For When the Time Comes

Creating a notebook with all the important information your loved ones will need when the time comes. Face it, none of us like to think about what will happen when we die. However, we all worry about it. We have seen the mess loved ones left when they passed and how hard it was to dig though paperwork and files to try to find the important information one needs to…

Organizing For Student Success

Here are some steps to helping your student get organized Identify student’s organizing style Visual Spatial     Chronological Set up their organizing tools and spaces according to that style Notebooks Planners Workspace Create a routine that encourages success and life/school balance Organized students are able to make better grades, experience less frustration and spend less time doing work, allowing for a more balanced life. Join us for our Facebook Live on…

Inheriting More Than Memories

Simplifying the overwhelming task of emptying a home after the loved one moves or passes away Cathy Bates will share the method Practical Solutions uses to simplify the process of emptying out a home, all while keeping family relations strong. We will discuss how to fairly divide the belongings between family, things to do to protect the privacy of the owner, and how to make a little money from unwanted…

Organizing Photos

Preserving our memories in photos Last month we discussed organizing keepsakes. This month we want to talk specifically about organizing photos. We will address organizing physical photos as well as digitally storing photos. With that in mine, let us discuss some of the pros and cons to each. Physically storing photos is much less labor intensive, though they take up much more space, are harder to share and there is…

Organizing Keepsakes

Let go of the excess and honor the memories. Keepsakes are by far the most difficult category to organize. Since they hold such high sentimental value, we have a really hard time letting them go. Letting go of items that belonged to a loved one or were a gift can leave us feeling guilty. Realizing that we are not responsible for another’s belongings and that they would not want us…