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The “Move Grandma Now” Checklist

 Posted by Terry Kern on July 13, 2021 at 1:30 PM
Without a comprehensive plan, families often scramble to identify and qualify the various resources needed to manage a move for senior loved ones. They must locate and hire trusted realtors, movers, downsizing experts, estate sale professionals, consignment shops, packing material suppliers, junk haulers or dumpster companies, housekeepers, repairmen, home stagers, financial advisors, attorneys, caregivers, pet sitters, and more! See tips gathered from experts to create a plan that can help you manage a move for an older adult.

Don't Throw That Out! 5 Common Items Worth More Than You Think

 Posted by Terry Kern on June 25, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Are there priceless items in your cupboards and closets? The answer could be yes! From priceless paintings to retro comics, you could have more money in your home than you think. If you are ready to sort the gems from the junk in your home, here are a few commonly uncommon items worth a second look before they’re tossed in the trash.

Curating the Ultimate Upcycled Man Cave

 Posted by Terry Kern on June 21, 2021 at 3:30 PM
June is Men’s Health month, and what better way to keep your sanity than enjoying your Man Cave? 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." Research has shown there may be a scientific link to mental we...

Simplifying the Stress of Streamlining

 Posted by Terry Kern on April 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM
As life happens, we cycle through different necessities, wants and uses of space. No matter where you are in life, at some point you may realize you’ve ended up with too much stuff. And the idea of going through it all to decide what should stay and what should go can be frustratingly stressful. You can simplify the task of sorting through it all by taking it one step at a time with the tips from this blog.

Can a Home Inspection Give You a Higher Asking Price?

 Posted by Terry Kern on April 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Guest Blog by Rocio Espinoza Are you selling your home? A home inspection might get you a higher price. A home inspection is an assessment of a property to ensure that it meets all current building and safety codes. People's financial transactions when they buy or sell their home are usually the biggest in their lifetime. You can do many things to increase the amount you receive for your property when it is up for sale. The most critical...

Downsizing & Dementia: Decluttering During COVID-19

 Posted by Terry Kern on February 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Many families are struggling with layers of complexity as they assure their senior loved ones are safe and secure during the COVID-19 crises AND try to figure out which possessions should go or stay for a memory-impaired senior preparing to move. In addition, your senior loved one knows how priceless—whether monetary or personal— their items are, and simultaneously may be the least available to help you. While the task ahead is certainly a di...

Purging with Purpose: Beating Clutter

 Posted by Terry Kern on February 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Purging in your home creates an environment that streamlines and reflects a meaningful, comfortable lifestyle for the future. Clearing clutter is a process that makes a difference to the way you view your home and live in your home. Whether preparing for a move or seeking a healthier home life, try some, or all, of the tips below to save space throughout your home. The Monthly Purge Creating a monthly routine to save space could help you s...

Upcycled Organization

 Posted by Terry Kern on January 15, 2021 at 4:00 PM
If you're ready to tidy up your home office or corral kid's toys, you would be surprised by the items you own that are waiting for a new purpose. More than likely some of the items cluttering your home could be used to create extra storage or organized spaces. Instead of purchasing brand new items, consider upcycling a few items from the attic or purchasing gently used unexpected items to bring calm to untidy chaos. The basics of getting orga...

5 Healthy Ways Seniors Can Deal with Stress

 Posted by Terry Kern on October 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Written for Caring Transitions by Rhiane Jessica. Stress is manageable, but staying on top of it gets harder as you get older. Studies show that adults aged 50-64 are 19% more likely to get stressed. This is mainly due to increased pressure from numerous responsibilities, like preparing young adults for adulthood and assuming bigger roles at work, and in part due to a "cultural deemphasis on people as they gradually get older." What's worse, th...

Preparing for the Future: The Pros and Cons of Probate

 Posted by Terry Kern on October 2, 2020 at 1:02 PM
A will offers a method for providing instructions regarding the handling of your financial affairs and the distribution of assets to loved ones after your death. It is a legal document that must be authenticated by a court after you die in a process known as probate. The probate process also ensures that your wishes are carried out according to the laws of your state. Taking a look at probate will give you a better understanding of its pros and c...
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