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…

Sell Your Stuff

Sell Your Stuff A move is one reason to sell things, but if you aren’t moving selling your items is a great way to declutter your home. There are many avenues in which you can sell your items. How you go about selling your items depends on what the item is and if you are willing to ship. Different items should be sold in different ways, especially if you would…

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…

How to help seniors cope with lifestyle changes

Over the holiday season, it’s common for families to notice their senior loved ones experience more physical or cognitive struggles than usual, making it difficult for them to participate in celebrations and traditions. These changes may signify that it’s time for them to make the transition to a senior living community. While this transition can present wonderful new opportunities, such as increased social options and greater support with everyday tasks,…

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…