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9 Gift Ideas for Men 50+

 Posted by Kathy Corliss on December 17, 2018 at 8:06 AM

Coming up with gift ideas doesn’t have to be a challenge. Many times, finding the right gift comes down to thinking outside of normal constraints and considering gifts that fit a lifestyle or life phase for your loved one. This list has tons of cool and innovative suggestions to help you find the right gift. Read more here.

Gift Tips for The Memory Impaired

 Posted by Kathy Corliss on December 14, 2018 at 8:08 AM

Memory impairment can take a toll on how we interact with our friends and loved ones. During the holiday season, finding the right gift for those you love can be a complex task, especially when your loved one is memory impaired. 

You can simplify gift giving with a few guidelines to help you give thoughtful gifts appropriate for their memory stage.

Read the article to see our list of recommendations here.

10 Gift Ideas for Women 50+

 Posted by Kathy Corliss on December 14, 2018 at 8:05 AM

After years of amazing holiday memories and gifts, you may find it harder to be creative with gift ideas for the amazing women over 50 on your Christmas list. After all, what do you get for someone who has everything? There are tons of unique gift ideas that will cater to their wonderful personality. Read our complete list here.

DIY Projects to Get You Organized: Repurposing the Bookshelf

 Posted by Kathy Corliss on August 10, 2018 at 8:50 AM
The first step in getting organized is making sure every item in your home has a designated place and space. One item that has multiple purposes is the bookshelf. Before you throw away that old shelving unit, consider new ways to use it. Repurposed bookshelves and bookcase units, can add extra storage and display space to give wayward items a home. Besides using this space to display books, you could find a range of new uses like displaying beaut...

Never Buy These Nine Items New

 Posted by Kathy Corliss on August 10, 2018 at 8:47 AM
With markups on retail items ranging from 50-500% and sometimes more, quality gently used or resale items are becoming more and more appealing. According to BusinessInsider.com, “[t]he reasons for steep markup prices depend on the product. It could be that the item is in high demand, is difficult to make, or holds a great amount of symbolic value.” In many cases, purchasing an item used can give you like new quality at a fraction of the retail price.

7 Signs You Have Too Much “Stuff”

 Posted by Kathy Corliss on July 13, 2018 at 8:07 AM
Has your personal property or “stuff” taken over your space? It may be time to clear the clutter from your home. We have 7 signs to help you decide if your possessions are holding you back from truly enjoying your home. In many cases, we can become immune to the number of items we accumulate over time because we have grown accustomed to it always being there. Essentially it becomes a part of your living environment and we begin to accept the plac...

“Letting Go” to Age in Place

 Posted by Kathy Corliss on July 13, 2018 at 8:04 AM
If you are considering retiring in your own home, it is important to create a plan to do so comfortably. There are many issues that arise that can make the upkeep and maintenance of homeownership during retirement a challenge. 

One way to prepare to age in place is clearing the home to decrease mobility hazards and reduce the stress of maintaining excess or unnecessary belongings. 

According to Andrew Mellen, a prominent Professional Organizer, there are three ground rules to follow when preparing your home for your future as a retiree...

Finding a Great Home for Your Valuables

 Posted by Kathy Corliss on July 13, 2018 at 8:02 AM

As baby boomers prepare to downsize or age in place, streamlining possessions becomes a necessity. In most cases, boomer parents find it difficult to find the right home for their valued items. They discover their children are not interested in taking their collections of china sets or paintings.

Despite the challenge of finding a new home for these items, it is still a task that is essential to safely aging in place. An estate sale or online estate sale/auction may be a choice to consider for clearing space in the home.