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The Declutter Quicklist: 15 Minutes to a Safer Clutter Free Home

 Posted by Steve Acosta on June 11, 2018 at 8:11 AM

A hazard free home is a decluttered home. Keeping your home clear and clutter free could be a small task you do daily. As you age, decluttering can be a great way to reduce fall risks and maintain your independence.

In honor of National Safety Month, we have a list of ways you can declutter in 15 minutes or less to keep your home safe for yourself and those you love.

Decluttering: 10 Tips to Make the Man Cave More Enjoyable

 Posted by Steve Acosta on June 11, 2018 at 8:08 AM

June is Men’s Health month, and what better way to keep your sanity than enjoying your Man Cave?

There may be a scientific link to mental well-being and allowing yourself to enjoy space. A recent study shows, “space is very important for regulating emotions,” says Sam Gosling, a psychology professor and author. The study also shows space as a powerful mechanism for evoking our emotions and positively impacting emotional well-being. “It’s incredibly important to be in one’s own space and resonate with who one is,” Gosling says.

Decluttering to Keep a Senior Loved One Safe

 Posted by Steve Acosta on June 11, 2018 at 8:04 AM
As senior loved one’s age, less of the home is “lived in,” but the clutter from years in a home still remains and may cause issues. In ourparents.com article Dealing with the Dangers of Clutter, Caring transitions President Chris Seman explains exactly what those dangers are in the average American home that has over 300,000 items. “Some of the more obvious dangers are the risks for personal injury, such as trips and falls. Those with cluttered homes frequently pay to replace household items because they are more vulnerable to being crushed, broken, or lost. Structural damage can also occur due to vents being blocked, obstructing airflow, causing moisture, and creating costly damage from mold.”

3 Reasons Seniors Should Declutter

 Posted by Steve Acosta on April 6, 2018 at 9:45 AM

In the last 50 years, most American homes have tripled in size with each one accumulating an average of 300,000 items. As time passes and families warm these homes with loving moments and touching memories, we become connected to each item in our possession over the years.


Stress and Clutter: 4 Tips to Reduce Stress

 Posted by Steve Acosta on April 6, 2018 at 9:38 AM
Have you ever said “if I could just clear some of this clutter, I’d feel a lot better?” Well, you may be on to something. According to a recent Huffington Post article, clutter “has proven, tangible effects on your mental and physical well-being.”

Thrifty Ways to Declutter the Entryway, Living Room, & Kitchen 

 Posted by Steve Acosta on April 6, 2018 at 9:18 AM

Clutter can quickly take over any space. For busy families or couples a small amount of clutter is inevitable. This article will walk through thrifty ways to keep common areas decluttered with items you can find at estate sales, online auctions, and thrift stores.

5 Things Every Realtor Should Know When Selling for Seniors 

 Posted by Steve Acosta on April 6, 2018 at 8:42 AM
We are excited to present the first article in our Caring Transitions Owner Expert Series written by, Caring Transitions of Rochester Owner and Realtor Karen Menachof, for Caring Transitions.   When choosing housing or buying and selling real estate, the needs of older adults and their families can be complex. Often complicated by issues such as family dynamics, deteriorating health, personal loss and financial constraints. Senior Real Estate exp...

Maintaining the Man Cave

 Posted by Steve Acosta on March 8, 2018 at 8:46 AM
Everyone needs a place to just get away and make their own. One of the most popular places men create is the man cave. A man cave can be an office, a den, a garage or any other space from a stylish basement bar or lounge to a gamer’s paradise. According to thenest.com, “the average cost of a man cave is somewhere in the $5,000 to $10,000 range.” This article has a few ideas to make your man cave space perfect with a sensible budget, by purchasing...

Sophisticated Closet Essentials for Luxury Lovers

 Posted by Steve Acosta on March 8, 2018 at 8:43 AM
Owning luxury items often has the benefit of a lifetime of use and value retention. Designer pre-loved (pre-owned) goods continuously gain demand as savvy sophisticated shoppers realize they can own luxury items for less. Online Auctions are a great way to shop for luxury brands to add to your collection. Much of the demand for pre-loved luxury goods comes from the way these goods fluctuate in value “depending on buzz around a certain designer, p...

Best Buys for Your Kitchen at Online Auctions and Estate Sales

 Posted by Steve Acosta on March 8, 2018 at 8:38 AM
A necessity in every kitchen are the tools used to cook a meal. In 2016 alone, retail sales of kitchen gadgets and tools were close to 1.19 billion U.S. dollars. Most pots and pans have a lifetime of 5 years or less, while other utensils like paring knives and peelers should be replaced yearly. If you’ve noticed your kitchen gadgets and tools showing signs of serious wear and tear, consider replacing them with a few of the gently used items on th...
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