Communicating with Older Parents

 Posted by Kaitlyn Coker on February 26, 2017 at 10:15 AM
Often times family members hesitate to talk with their aging parents about common topics of concern such as changes to health, transportation, home care, legal and financial issues as well as retirement housing.   Geriatric professionals suggest it is much better to have these parent conversations sooner rather than later. It is often too late to make informed decisions or be sensitive to everyone’s point of view once a p...

Ten Steps to Home Staging

 Posted by Kaitlyn Coker on February 24, 2017 at 3:38 PM
According to Real Estate Staging Association statistics, staged homes are on the market 67% less time than non-staged homes.If you are a skilled or impartial seller, the basic steps to home staging may be familiar to you and easy to apply.  Many homeowners, however, find it easier and more effective to hire a professional s or work with an experienced Realtor to prepare a property for listing. The following steps may help you get s...

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring an Estate Sale Professional

 Posted by Kaitlyn Coker on February 17, 2017 at 2:04 PM
5 Questions to Ask When Hiring an Estate Sale ProfessionalWhen seeking an estate sale company, the following questions may help you hire the right professional for your task.#1 – How long will it take to set up a sale in my home?The amount of time needed to set up a sale may depend on the quantity and condition of your possessions. Obtaining an estimate is important. Ask your estate sales representative how they perform their estimates. Companies...

How to Start Decluttering Your Home

 Posted by Kaitlyn Coker on February 4, 2017 at 6:43 AM
Many of us plan to get more organized in 2017. Kait has some great tips on how to get started and how to decide whether to keep or get rid of those unneeded items.  If your decluttering or organization projects are more than you can handle alone, give us a call we would love to help!

Advice for Selling a Home this Spring

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on February 2, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Preparing to leave a home you’ve lived in for a while may take weeks, and in some cases, even months. Families should take great care when establishing closing and vacancy dates. Although not always possible, Caring Transitions usually recommends an 8-10 week window for the entire relocation process. This includes tasks like mover and realtor selection, downsizing, space planning for the new residence, packing, moving, unpacking, and finally, dis...

"Green Moving" Practices

 Posted by Kaitlyn Coker on January 30, 2017 at 9:04 AM
At Caring Transitions we also encourage consumers to consider “green moving” practices as they prepare for your next move or relocation: Packing materials: When consumers shred documents in preparation for a household move, they can place the paper shreds in cloth, paper or plastic bags that are already in the home. Seal the bags and use the entire package as protective packing material instead of toxic “peanuts” or bubble wrap.  T...

6 Reasons Communities Partner with Caring Transitions

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on January 20, 2017 at 3:59 PM
6 Reasons Communities Partner with Caring Transitions® Senior Living Communities who partner with Caring Transitions® not only enhance their amenities and provide support for incoming residents, they also advance their sales and marketing efforts through our unique programs and access to our large and loyal consumer audience.1. Help prospective residents overcome "clutter" as an obstacle to relocation. Many older adults are overwhelmed ...

How to Downsize Someone with Memory Impairment

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on January 18, 2017 at 3:05 PM
Helping a loved one relocate to a senior facility is hard enough. But when complications such as dementia or other memory impairments are added to the mix, the task can feel nearly impossible. Many family members struggle with the added complexity of assuring their senior loved one that they are safe and secure, all while trying to figure out which possessions should go and which should stay. In the end, your senior loved one may know best the pr...

'Tis the Season for Giving!

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on December 13, 2016 at 4:45 PM
With our families stretched out across the United States, it’s all too common to find yourself watching a struggling loved one from a distance. Whether it be foreclosures, downsizing, liquidation, or even the death of someone dear, you may not always know how to help someone through stressful times when you’re so far away. This is why we are here; to help people with the burden of emptying out homes in sometimes less than a week or organ...

Looking to Downsize Your Stuff? These 6 Tips Will Help You Sort It Out

 Posted by Beatriz Sierra on November 10, 2016 at 4:03 PM
Sometimes you’re changing jobs, sometimes you’re moving to a smaller place, sometimes you find yourself either adding on a child or having one move out. Whatever the reason, you may realize that 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 daunting. But to make an easier job of it, just take it one step at a time with the tips below:   ·         Clothes -...
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