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Letting Go of Your Clutter with The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

 Posted by Lori Ligorio on July 11, 2022 at 9:30 AM
A decluttering phenomenon has swept the world, called Swedish Death Cleaning (SDC). Traditionally, this is an old tradition within Swedish culture known as, dӧstädning. Translated to English, it means "death cleaning." Margareta Magnusson used this concept, giving it a modern update when she wrote her book, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning. Magnusson writes, "If you care for your loved ones then it's only fair to spare them the emotion...

Letting Go of Your Clutter with The KonMari Method™

 Posted by Lori Ligorio on July 4, 2022 at 9:30 AM
As Marie Kondo said, "Life truly begins only after you have put your house in order." There are hundreds of different methods you can use to finally begin letting go and decluttering your home. One of the most famous methods is the KonMari MethodTM, created by the charming Marie Kondo, an organizational-specialist from Japan, who coined spark joy. You may have even watched her Netflix series, "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo." Below, Dana, a trav...

CTBIDS Virtual Scavenger Hunt!

 Posted by Lori Ligorio on June 27, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Here at Caring Transitions, we have a hidden gem called CTBIDS, an online auction site featuring estate sales with unique and cool items from all over the country. We're mixing it up this week with a challenge for you–a virtual scavenger hunt! Can you find all the items listed below? Go to CTBIDS.com and start your scavenger hunt now! 1 Point Engagement Ring Tea Pot Vintage Coins Vintage Clothing Comfy Chair 5 Point Flower ...

10 Quirky Ideas for Your Summer Upcycling Projects

 Posted by Lori Ligorio on June 20, 2022 at 9:30 AM
With environmental concerns on the rise, upcycling is a great way to repurpose our old junk and more people than ever are re-decorating their home decor by working on do-it-yourself projects and shopping at thrift stores to find unique pieces. With hundreds of ideas available, finding an individual style for your home is important, so we searched to find 10 quirky ideas for your summer upcycling projects! 1. Teapots Teapots can be the ...

5 Types of Keepsake Books to Pass Down to Your Family

 Posted by Lori Ligorio on June 13, 2022 at 9:30 AM
One of the best ways to preserve your family history is creating a keepsake book about your family, a lasting gift for future generations. There are many avenues you can take to create one, from a scrapbook to a family recipe book to hiring a printer to create one for you! Below you’ll find 5 different types of keepsake books you can pass down to your family: 1. Journal A journal, or diary, can be one of the easiest forms of passing do...

4 Types of Value Attached to Our Family Heirlooms

 Posted by Lori Ligorio on June 6, 2022 at 9:30 AM
What is a family Heirloom? Heirlooms are usually possessions passed down from generation to generation, holding a story about a piece of important family history. But not all heirlooms share the same type of value outside of your family circle. To most, that same heirloom isn’t worth much at all. That’s because everyone attaches a different value to their heirlooms, making it priceless in their mind. There are many different types of famil...

10 Ideas for Creating Your Own Family Heirloom

 Posted by Lori Ligorio on May 30, 2022 at 9:30 AM
As we build our families and establish ourselves in the world, many of us begin to think about our legacy. We wonder how we can make an impact on the world but ultimately, who will remember us when we inevitably pass on. If this is something you have had on your mind, you should consider creating an heirloom you can pass down to your loved ones. Heirlooms are a great way to pass down a legacy but to also impart wisdom or your most precious...

Refresh Your Home with These Spring Decorating Ideas!

 Posted by Lori Ligorio on May 23, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Bees are buzzing, the trees are colorful, and the air is sweet with the scent of blooming flowers. Which can only mean one thing—Spring is here! Are you itching to finally stretch your limbs and venture outside as much as I am? But as you look around, perhaps you’ve noticed your garden could use a little tender loving care, and your kitchen needs brightening up. Have no fear, Cathy & Garrett, from The Grit and Polish, can help you breat...

Rightsizing at the Right Time for You: Rightsizing or Relocating Part 3

 Posted by Lori Ligorio on May 16, 2022 at 9:30 AM
What is your current lifestyle? When you first moved into your home, perhaps you were a brand-new parent or bought your first house with your new spouse. Maybe the neighbors were young, too, you explored more, and you knew everyone’s name. Now the years have passed, and friends have moved to other states, or you’ve grown tired of the same old, same old. Think about a fresh start, a new opportunity to add a little zest to your lifestyle....

Rightsizing at the Right Time for You: Rightsizing or Relocating Part 2

 Posted by Lori Ligorio on May 9, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Will your current financial plan support your future quality of life? As you consider rightsizing, take into account your financial state. This will be crucial to moving forward with any plans, whether that’s aging in your current home or relocating to a better fit for you. It’s important to think about not just your retirement fund but the expenses of your current home. As we age, our medical expenses grow, and it’s the same with our h...
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