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Smart Buys for the Holiday Season

 Posted by Sheridan Celski on November 13, 2018 at 7:39 AM

This holiday season, we want to help you shop smart! Between Thanksgiving and the first week of the New Year, consumers are bombarded with exclusive deals from their favorite retailers and online shops. According to statistics from the National Retail Federation “consumers plan to spend a total of $1,007 on average for items such as decorations, candy, and gifts as well as other purchases for themselves and their families.”

We have a list of the best items to buy during the holiday season to help you maintain your budget and beat the spending statistics.

3 Reasons Vintage Furniture Is Not Just "Old Furniture"

 Posted by Sheridan Celski on October 15, 2018 at 8:04 AM
Vintage American made furniture?... Isn't that the old-style stuff mom and dad furnished their home with? Half of which was handed down from grandma? And, didn't half of grandma's furniture come from her older relatives? "Yes" is usually the answer. The word "vintage", when properly used should be followed by referencing the era the item is from, such as "vintage 1950s". The purpose of describing furniture as vintage is to connect it to a certain style typified by the era, but, also to inform, or remind, the buyer that the item was made to better quality standards than is today's furniture.

Are Family Heirlooms Hiding In Your Home?

 Posted by Sheridan Celski on September 20, 2018 at 7:44 AM

Have you ever asked yourself “Do I have anything interesting that truly tells a story about my life?” Most of us would say no. As we grow comfortable in our homes and nestle in over the years, we make memories, connections, and bonds that add value to life. In many cases, memorable moments are tied to an item of significance that tells a story or holds a part of history.

You could have an heirloom right under your nose without realizing it!

7 Signs You Have Too Much “Stuff”

 Posted by Sheridan Celski 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 Sheridan Celski 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 Sheridan Celski 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.

Decluttering to Keep a Senior Loved One Safe

 Posted by Sheridan Celski 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.”

Maintaining the Man Cave

 Posted by Sheridan Celski 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 Sheridan Celski 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...

Rightsizing for Senior Couples: 5 Things to Consider Before Making a Move

 Posted by Sheridan Celski on February 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM
For couples approaching retirement, downsizing, upsizing or rightsizing may be a hot topic. When you envision retirement together, consider the best circumstances for enjoying the new stage in your life. Even if rightsizing isn’t an immediate requirement, it is important to begin a discussion about future needs, wants, and wishes together. We have 5 major things you should consider with your partner before downsizing. 1.       PHYSICAL ...