What is a Senior Move Manager

This month we celebrate the Senior Move Manager. At Practical Solutions, we love our role as Senior Move Managers in helping guide our clients through sorting out a lifetime of possessions and empowering them to make a difficult downsize and move. It is worth all of the hard work when you hear clients say that they couldn’t have made the move without you and that they are so happy in…

KonMari Method for Seniors Who Are Downsizing and Moving

How does one who is looking to downsize and move into senior living use the KonMari Method to tackle the overwhelming task of getting rid of years or clutter and memories? The KonMari Method developed by Marie Kondo and made famous through her books and Netflix show Tidying Up is a great way to take on a major downsize. When seniors are moving to a smaller space it is very…

Document Retention Guidelines

Record Retention Guidelines

Click Below to Download Printable Copy Download “Record Retention Guideline” Record-Retention-Guidelines-Revised.pdf – Downloaded 55 times – 96 KB Record Retention Guideline *This is only a guideline. Please consult CPA for advice on your specific situation. Keep till warranty expires or can no longer return or exchange Sales Receipts What to keep for 1 month ATM Printouts and discard after balancing your checkbook Utility Bills Credit Card Receipts Other monthly bills…

10 Organizing Project Under 10 Minutes

The kids are back in school and the holidays will be here before we know it. Let’s head into that busy time of year a little more organized. By just taking 10 minutes each day to organizing one of these spaces in your home, you will feel more in control of your home and ready to tackle whatever comes your way. Pantry – Start by throwing out any food that has…

Organizing with ADHD

ADHD can make organizing more challenging than it already is. It is possible to be organized but for someone with ADHD it will take extra work on your part. Here are a few ways to help you be organized with a little less effort: Simplify what you have. The less you own, the less distractions you have. When you have many belongings, it is easy to become overwhelmed and not…

Staying Organized in the Summer

Summer can be a difficult time to get anything accomplished – it’s hot, your children are out of school, you have visitors from out of town – take your pick! The days seem unscheduled and it’s hard to make time for organizing. Here are some ways you can stay organized and have fun while doing it. 1. Evaluate your priorities. What’s most important to you this summer? Is it time with…

Freshen Up Your Home for Spring

When the fresh light of spring starts shining in your windows, you can realize the house is looking a little drab. Time to freshen it up and enjoy the warmer temperatures. Air things out. If the weather allows, open up the windows and let some fresh air in. Declutter. Grab a donation bag or box and a trash bag. Go room to room removing items that you no longer need.…

Living Large in a Small Space

There are many reasons for downsizing. Maybe you have reached the age where you wish to have less to take care of and someone to take care of you. Limited finances can also cause one to look for a smaller space. Some also choose to downsize because they realize they don’t’ need all of the space they have and want to free up more time and for making memories and…

Create a Hub for Paperwork

Not everyone has the luxury of having a home office to deal with paperwork, but that is not entirely necessary. I find that those who have home offices do not always use them for sorting paperwork but tend to gravitate to a move convenient location like the kitchen counter top. You can create a paper management station in the kitchen, on a small desk or a small table. Here are…

Reclaim Your Space

Now that the holidays are done, you begin to realize that your house has taken a beating. With all of the busyness of the season, it is hard to keep up with maintaining organization in the home. Break it down. Don’t be overwhelmed by the entire project but break it down into smaller tasks. Carve out time. Plan uninterrupted time and protect that time. Things will come up to take you away…