Free Yourself from the Burden of a Storage Unit

At least 10% of all Americans rent a storage unit and most never visit the unit to access the things they thought they couldn’t part with. It is very easy to rent a storage unit, thinking it will be a short-term commitment. Before you know it, you have spent thousands of dollars on things you realize you don’t need and surly aren’t worth the money spent to store them. At…

Lighten the Load Before You Move

Taking the time to declutter before you move saves time, money and hassle. Before you begin packing, it is important to make sure all items you no longer need are removed from your home. This will not only save you money on your move but may increase the value of your house and make your move easier. Did you know a decluttered house sells faster and for more money? It…

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…

May is National Moving Month!

Houses are selling like crazy! If you have been thinking about moving, now is a great time! However, getting ready to move can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to get you headed in the right direction. Set up a special filing system to handle all paperwork related to the move. An accordion file works perfectly for this and is portable. Set up files for the house you are selling,…

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…

Helping Your Parents Transition to Senior Living

For most, there comes a time in our lives were we know our parents need some assistance and they could benefit from the conveniences and assistance of a senior community. We get a little nervous about them living alone, it is hard for them to keep up with the maintenance their home requires and they are not able to do what it takes to take care of their own needs…

Helpful Tips to Make your Move Easier

Declutter Your Home– Get rid of things you no longer need or that no longer serve a purpose in your home. Give, sell, or throw away as many items as possible. This will save you time packing, moving and unpacking things that you do not need. Pack According to New Location- Pack items that will be placed together in your new home so that everything can be located easily and…

Staging your Home for the Summer Season

If you are selling your home, you may find that you are competing for potential buyers in your area. Staging helps to enhance your home’s strengths while making its weaknesses less noticeable. Some reasons to stage your home before a move are: • Homes typically sell for more money • Considered well-maintained • Online photos will stand out • Less time on the market The rooms that make the most…

Helping a Senior with Dementia Transition

Dementia is such an awful disease and almost every family I know has a loved one that is affected. Our family lost my husband’s mom this year to dementia. Each week we are moving clients who can no longer to live independently due to dementia. We like for everything to go smoothly and for the client to transition into a home they feel comfortable in. Here are some tips we…

Spending Time with Family at the Holidays

Spending time with loved ones during the holidays can be one of the greatest blessings. It can also be a time where we realize how quickly a family member is aging and how they are not able to get around like they once did.  We worry about them being able to care for themselves. Creating a safe environment for them in their home so that they can live comfortably and be cared for…