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3 Reasons Seniors Should Declutter

 Posted by Michael Zagariello on April 6, 2018 at 9:45 AM

In the last 50 years, most American homes have tripled in size with each one accumulating an average of 300,000 items. As time passes and families warm these homes with loving moments and touching memories, we become connected to each item in our possession over the years.


Stress and Clutter: 4 Tips to Reduce Stress

 Posted by Michael Zagariello on April 6, 2018 at 9:38 AM
Have you ever said “if I could just clear some of this clutter, I’d feel a lot better?” Well, you may be on to something. According to a recent Huffington Post article, clutter “has proven, tangible effects on your mental and physical well-being.”

Thrifty Ways to Declutter the Entryway, Living Room, & Kitchen 

 Posted by Michael Zagariello on April 6, 2018 at 9:18 AM

Clutter can quickly take over any space. For busy families or couples a small amount of clutter is inevitable. This article will walk through thrifty ways to keep common areas decluttered with items you can find at estate sales, online auctions, and thrift stores.

5 Things Every Realtor Should Know When Selling for Seniors 

 Posted by Michael Zagariello on April 6, 2018 at 8:42 AM
We are excited to present the first article in our Caring Transitions Owner Expert Series written by, Caring Transitions of Rochester Owner and Realtor Karen Menachof, for Caring Transitions.   When choosing housing or buying and selling real estate, the needs of older adults and their families can be complex. Often complicated by issues such as family dynamics, deteriorating health, personal loss and financial constraints. Senior Real Estate exp...

Maintaining the Man Cave

 Posted by Michael Zagariello 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 Michael Zagariello 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...

Best Buys for Your Kitchen at Online Auctions and Estate Sales

 Posted by Michael Zagariello on March 8, 2018 at 8:38 AM
A necessity in every kitchen are the tools used to cook a meal. In 2016 alone, retail sales of kitchen gadgets and tools were close to 1.19 billion U.S. dollars. Most pots and pans have a lifetime of 5 years or less, while other utensils like paring knives and peelers should be replaced yearly. If you’ve noticed your kitchen gadgets and tools showing signs of serious wear and tear, consider replacing them with a few of the gently used items on th...

Make Your Living Room Come Alive with These Finds

 Posted by Michael Zagariello on March 8, 2018 at 8:28 AM
What makes a home your own, is the personality that comes through in the decorative details. The charm in purchasing repurposed/preloved (pre-owned) is in more than just the price tag. Character and a one-of-a-kind look come along with it. Whether your budget is large or small, estate sales and online auctions are a great way to find unique statement pieces to bring the room to life. We put together a list of items you should almost always buy pr...

Senior Rightsizing: Trends Among Seniors Selling Their Home

 Posted by Michael Zagariello on February 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM
As the idea of retirement is changed daily by Baby Boomers, there is a growing group of seniors who decide they want retirement to be a time for new experiences or developing deeper bonds.    In the past, retirement was viewed with limited options like aging in place and moving into a retirement home. New trends show only 25% of seniors selling their home are selling to move into retirement homes in both the U.S. and Canada according to recent st...

Communicating Lovingly with Seniors Suffering from Memory Impairment

 Posted by Michael Zagariello on February 14, 2018 at 8:57 AM
On the most basic level, we all want to feel loved. Despite any differences in age or understanding, this is key to remember when caring for or speaking to a senior with memory impairment. Conversation can be a challenge when it is difficult to remember happenings from one moment to the next. This compounded with life changes like moving, reduced mobility, or downsizing often makes for stressful interactions with family members, friends, or clien...
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