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Downsizing for Parents Part II

Downsizing is easier said than done especially when it involves parents. It requires careful thought, patience, and thorough planning. If you haven’t read the first part of this post, click this link. If you’re ready for the second part, then let’s proceed.

Before they find their next home, help your parents to reduce their possessions. Due to the amount of decluttering that must be done before they can sell their house, it will take on average three months.

Decluttering can be a physically and emotionally taxing task for seniors. Families should consider decluttering a process and not an event.

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Downsizing Tips For Parents Part I

Even the most meticulous plans for downsizing can go wrong, causing stress for both senior parents and their adult children. To help your parents downsize, it is important to have a plan, lots of time and increased emotional awareness.

We offer expert advice from three senior move managers who specialize in downsizing. This will help you plan for every stage of your parent’s downsizing, including how to:

  • Start the downsizing conversation
  • A senior-friendly real estate agent is available to help you.
  • Find the ideal home for your parents
  • Your parents’ home can be decluttered
  • Help your parents with their move
  • Celebrate the downsizing of your parents together
  • Do it early and with compassion
  • Hire a moving and packing company
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Home Organizing Tips For Summer

Now is the best time for home organizing and to get ready for summer! You’ll have plenty to do once your children are out of school and the weather warms up.

Get organized now to save time searching for sunscreen and toys, and spend more time enjoying summer. These are some simple ways to organize your house for summer.

Summer Home Organizing Tips

1. Make Your Summer Calendar

You will feel more prepared if you plan ahead for your summer calendar. It will also prevent events from sneaking up. This is a great opportunity to give your family some vacation days. Summer should be relaxing.

You should make space on your calendar for lazy summer days or spur-of-the-moment fun. Your summer calendar should be visible to everyone. This will allow everyone to know what’s happening in the summer.

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Downsizing Tips For A Smaller Home

It can be difficult to move into a smaller house. But, it’s an opportunity to declutter, downsize, and organize your belongings so that you can make a fresh start in your new home. We have all the information you need to make this process easy!

Moving To A Smaller Home? Here Are Some Downsizing Tips

Declutter.

Although it may seem like spring cleaning, we encourage you to clean out all closets, cabinets, and drawers of your home in order to eliminate unnecessary items. You may not have seen the garage or under your sink in years. These areas should be addressed first.

Spatial awareness.

When packing for your move keep in mind how much space you will need in your smaller home. It is not a good idea to have everything in one place. When downsizing, it is important to be mindful of the square footage of your new house.

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Home Organizing: Six Tips to Make Spring Cleaning a Success

The birds are singing, the flowers are in bloom, but the house feels stuck with what they refer to as the winter blues. When it comes to spring cleaning, people know it as a tradition that lets us clean out our homes and prepare for the busy seasons of summer and spring. Although it can seem daunting, home organizing doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

Home Organizing: 6 Spring Cleaning Tips To Help You Get Started.

Clean Room by room

It is the best way to clean your home. To help you organize and remind yourself of areas that require extra attention, create cleaning checklists for each room. You can skip areas that have not been cleaned in recent months and instead focus on those parts that were neglected during winter.

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5 Easy Ways To Declutter Your Garage

Garage organization poses unique challenges. How can you combine toys, tools, sporting equipment and cleaning supplies into one place? How do you declutter this part of your home?

Every household keeps things in its garage that they don’t need. Garages can become a household’s “dumping ground” because they contain too many things. You aren’t the only one who has accumulated a lot of clutter. You don’t have to worry if your garage is full of clutter. A professional home organizer has seen the following: dead and alive animals, food spoilage, photos that are ruined by moisture, termite-infested furnishings that never made it to a dump, and so on.

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Tips To Declutter and Organize Your Garage

There are few better places than your garage for storage space. The problem with garages is that they are often a mess. Many local families cannot park their cars in their garages because it is so full of their stuff. If this is you, stay put! This article offers great tips on how to declutter and organize your garage.

Declutter: Get Rid of Everything You Don’t Use

Most of the junk in your garage is actually junk. Your son’s bicycle that he has outgrown. Your daughter’s broken toys. The lamp your dog knocked over last Thanksgiving. You can free up lots of garage space by decluttering. It is a good rule of thumb to get rid of junk that you don’t use, need, or want. There are several ways to do this, including:

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Home Organizing Tips: 8 Room Makeover Ideas For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and because moms deserve the best – the perfect gift can be tough to shop for. To make things even more tricky, you may not have time to go browsing at the mall or her favorite store. But don’t worry. What if instead of buying something, you embark on a home organizing project? Having an organized space for creative projects, relaxing, or reading is one of the best presents you could give mom this year.

Check out these 8 room makeover ideas and create the perfect retreat for mom this Mother’s Day.

Home Organizing Projects For Mother’s Day

1. Craft Room Makeover

Does the mom in your life love to scrapbook, knit scarves and blankets, or transform vintage yard sale finds into works of art? Fixing up a special spot for her to harness her creativity and tackle crafts may be the perfect Mother’s Day gift. If there’s not already a designated spot in the house for a craft space, find an unused nook or simply set up a small table in a guestroom or home office. You don’t need a ton of space — just room for the essentials. If she already has her own crafting space, organize that messy area as a Mother’s Day surprise.

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Six Spring Home Organizing Tips

Spring is the perfect time to organize and clean up your home. These quick and easy home organizing ideas will help you tackle four areas that are the most cluttered in your home this spring.

Home Organizing Tips

Find the perfect home for you.

Make sure you have all your cleaning supplies in one place before you start decluttering and spring cleaning.

Use organization systems to inspire creativity

A cleaning supply organizer such as a freedomRail Over the Door System that hangs above a hall closet door can be a great way of staying organized. It makes use of the vertical space at the back of the door. Hang brooms and mops on hooks and keep cleaning supplies bottles on shelves. To make it easy to transport, put all of your cleaning supplies in one bag.

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ENJOY A STRESS FREE HOME WITH THESE SIMPLE HOME ORGANIZING TIPS

Living in cluttered home or working in a messy office is one of the many things that could make your life more stressful. To help you have a refreshing and spacious home, here’s a simple home organizing guide you can use.

Home Organizing Tips

Start Small, Start Now

Start with some small steps and what’s most important is for you to start now. Before you become too overwhelmed on where to start and what to do, it’s best to start small when it comes to decluttering your home. Begin with your shoes or your bags.

You can also clear out the mess from your kitchen countertop or organize your bathroom after taking a bath. It doesn’t matter how small the task is, if you make it a habit every day, you’ll see the big difference it makes.

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