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Can a Home Inspection Give You a Higher Asking Price?

 Posted by Steve Tokita 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...

Home Improvements and Modifications for Aging in Place

 Posted by Steve Tokita on March 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Guest blog written by Julia Weaver Now more than ever before, we’re seeing more adults choosing to live at home as they grow in years, or what is known as aging in place. Living at home helps aging adults maintain their lifestyle for as long as possible, rather than moving into a nursing home or assisted care center. In fact, three-quarters of adults 50 years and older would prefer to remain in their homes as they age, according to a survey by...

Small Acts of Service You Can Provide For Your Loved One As They Relocate

 Posted by Steve Tokita on March 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Let's face it: moving is stressful. When it comes to helping your loved ones move, the process can become even more stressful. Whether it's your parents, grandparents, or other loved ones in need of assistance with moving to a new home, there is a lot on your plate to consider. Your loved ones will likely need assistance packing, organizing, and sorting through their belongings, all before they can relocate to their new living space. That ...

Deciding What to Do with It All

 Posted by Steve Tokita on March 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM
' If your beautiful abode is bursting at the seams with items accumulated over the years, it may be time to decide what to do with it all. For families with children, everyone's possessions can add up. For empty nesters and older adults preparing to downsize or age in place, some of the items you own can become a burden for what's next in your life. Where do you even start to streamline your possessions? How do you avoid the heartache of acci...

Downsizing & Dementia: Decluttering During COVID-19

 Posted by Steve Tokita 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 Steve Tokita 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...

A Home Movers Guide to Downsizing

 Posted by Steve Tokita on January 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Guest Expert blog by Removals and Storage Experts Ltd. | London Whether you’ve had a recent change in your circumstances or you’re simply no longer using all the space in your current home, downsizing may be the right next step for you. We’ve pulled together our top tips and things to think about for people considering downsizing to a smaller home. Why Downsize? There are many reasons why downsizing can be the right option for you right ...

Convincing Aging Parents to Clear Clutter

 Posted by Steve Tokita on January 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM
The hardest part of preparing for what's best for Mom or Dad is determining the right time to create a plan for aging-in-place or relocating. Whether your conversation with your parents is virtual or in-person, it's essential to create a plan to clear the clutter before it's a hazard or necessity. Finding a new home for your senior loved one’s belongings or helping them clear clutter, offers a host of benefits to encourage healthy aging like boos...

Upcycled Organization

 Posted by Steve Tokita 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...

How to Become a Minimalist and Love It

 Posted by Steve Tokita on January 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Written by Rocio Espinoza In today's world, we're bombarded with responsibilities, relationships, purchases, possessions, and clutter, both physical and mental. There's so much noise and chaos around us that our minds and bodies are in a constant state of overdrive and stress. It's time to do something about that. By adopting a minimalist lifestyle, you can make the switch from stressful for serene, from frustrated to focused. We have some ...
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