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Advice for Selling a Home this Spring

 Posted by Jennifer Black 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...

How to Downsize Someone with Memory Impairment

 Posted by Jennifer Black 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 Jennifer Black 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 Jennifer Black 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 -...

No Fail Estate Sale

 Posted by Jennifer Black on August 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM
One of the challenges consumers face when moving to a smaller space is trying to figure what to do with their downsized possessions.  Today, there are more options than ever, including charitable donation, live auction, online auction, tag sales, traditional garage sale and Estate Sale. For people who have a fair amount of valuable inventory but not a lot of time, an Estate Sale can be a very positive experience.  Estate Sales are managed by pr...

Rightsized Living® with Caring Transitions®

 Posted by Jennifer Black on August 3, 2016 at 9:17 AM
Over the past few years, professional organizers, home stagers and move managers have come to use the term “rightsizing” in place of the word “downsizing.”  Typically they are referring to someone who is moving to a smaller home from a larger one.   Yet, as only the experts at Caring Transitions® understand, rightsizing is much more than a euphemism for downsizing. Rightsizing is actually a specific process used to define one’s living s...

Online Auction: What's Hot, What's Not?

 Posted by Jennifer Black on July 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM
As the nations’ largest combined network of estate sales and online auctions, Caring Transitions sells just about every type of product you could imagine. Our CT Online Auction site specializes in consumer online auctions that have easy-to-access local pick-up locations for winning bidders. Local winners also often have the opportunity to find great deals on unadvertised items at the local pick-up sites. In addition, we can ship items natio...

When in Transition, Call the Experts

 Posted by Jennifer Black on June 21, 2016 at 9:31 AM
When in Transition, Call the ExpertsBy Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions®At Caring Transitions®, we support people who are in the midst of personal transitions. By “transitions” we usually mean the kind of life hanging situations that have an effect on your current residence. Whether someone is moving or downsizing due to job change, marriage, divorce, illness or retirement, we are among the first resources to contact for help and advice.Our servi...

Managing Your Move: Packing Advice from the Experts

 Posted by Jennifer Black on June 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM
As we move toward peak moving season, the nation’s move management experts at Caring Transitions, provide these tips and advice to help reduce moving day stress.    Don’t move without a plan At Caring Transitions, we see a lot of clients who know they will be moving soon, but don’t take time to plan properly for all that needs to happen. Tasks seem to be put off for “later” and this often creates a chaotic and stressful environment on...

Real Estate Resources for Mom & Dad

 Posted by Jennifer Black on May 24, 2016 at 2:25 PM
When it comes to choosing housing or buying and selling real estate, the needs of older adults and their families can be quite complex. Selling situations may be complicated by issues such as family dynamics, deteriorating health, personal loss and financial constraints. To provide consumers with dedicated support options, two of the nation’s most professional resources work in partnership.Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)The National Associat...
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