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How To Start Decluttering When You’re Overwhelmed

 Posted by David McDonnell on February 21, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Are you tired of walking into your home only to see piles of stuff everywhere you look? Are you about to downsize and don’t know where to start? You’re not alone. Everyone has to deal with clutter at some point, and it can be quite stressful. Here are some ways to successfully declutter when you’re feeling overwhelmed. What Does Clutter Mean to You? In the Merriam Webster dictionary, clutter as a noun is defined as “a crowded or confused...

Declutter Your Home - Checklists to Get Started

 Posted by David McDonnell on February 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM
If you’ve noticed the messes are piling up, you can never seem to find your keys, or you have no room on your counter or nightstand, it may be time to declutter. Here are some checklists to help you get started. Things to Consider Before Decluttering Your Home Decluttering can be a stressful process, especially if you’re feeling overwhelmed or you’re not sure where to begin. The following questions will help you find a source of motivation...

Forming Connections: The Importance of Building a Support System for Single Parents

 Posted by David McDonnell on February 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Being a single parent is not for the faint of heart. Taking over responsibility as primary caregiver while dealing with your own challenges can be exhausting and overwhelming, even on the best of days. Many single parents struggle to feel sufficiently supported in their position as both mom and dad, and with good reason. In a traditional partnership, tasks get shared and delegated rather than automatically assigned to one individual. Partic...

Getting Organized - How to Create a Clean Routine

 Posted by David McDonnell on January 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM
It’s time to create a plan to keep your home clean, and cleaning tasks simpler and streamlined. If you’ve noticed it’s becoming difficult to keep up with household chores, creating a clean routine could help. What’s a clean routine? A clean routine is a plan that divides cleaning chores into smaller daily tasks that helps you prevent clutter from piling up. Taking 15-30 minutes each day in concentrated spaces in your home can make clearing...

Is It Time to Get Organized? 10 Signs It Is!

 Posted by David McDonnell on January 14, 2022 at 5:30 PM
Has your "stuff" taken over your space? The items that fill our homes can be cherished, but when those items start to get in the way, It may be time to clear clutter from your home. If you care for your home and an aging loved one too, this can become even more complex. We have signs to help you decide if your possessions are holding you or a loved one back from being organized. In both cases, we can easily become blind to the number of items ...

Tough Transitions Playbook

 Posted by David McDonnell on January 7, 2022 at 4:00 PM
The holiday season is over and many people area are now left with a sobering realization that loved ones they hadn’t seen in more than a year need help. The warning signs that can be masked by distance like hygiene, trouble standing, and stacks of unpaid bills became obvious as families reunited with aging parents over the last few weeks. Now adult children are left with difficult questions about what to do next. Should we move mom to a senior...

The Gift of Giving Back

 Posted by David McDonnell on December 15, 2021 at 3:00 PM
More than ever, communities are in need of caring neighbors ready to spread kindness to those in need. Seniors, families with children and the homeless are some of the vulnerable populations that could benefit from the kindness of simplistic donations from their neighbors. If you’re ready to give back, we have ideas for how to make an impact in your local community. Order Grocery Basics for a Neighbor Household survey data from Fall 202...

A Guide to Gifting Heirlooms

 Posted by David McDonnell on December 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM
The holiday season is a time for giving, entertaining, and enjoying time spent making memories with family and friends. After a challenging year or more for many, meaningful moments have become more important. This rings true with gifts as well. Gifting heirlooms could be a way to share a legacy ready to be passed from one generation to the next. What is a gift-worthy heirloom? We often think an heirloom must be an extremely expensive item ...

Caregiver Burnout: How to Deal with the Emotional Tolls of Caregiving

 Posted by David McDonnell on November 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Caregivers provide an essential and undervalued service to society by looking after the elderly and infirm. Without professional and casual carers, there’d be nobody to see to the needs and wellbeing of the vulnerable. However, the needs of the caregiver are often overlooked. As a family caregiver, failing to prioritize your own needs can have dire consequences. Click 'Read More' to learn how to prevent caregiver burnout.

Beat Black Friday — Shop Secondhand

 Posted by David McDonnell on November 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Supply chain and transportation issues could cause major issues if you plan to shop traditionally on Black Friday. Waiting to purchase gifts in-store could leave you frustrated by empty shelves or back-ordered favorites. Click 'Read More' to see a few gift ideas you can find on CTBIDS.com or at a local Caring Transitions Estate Sale and get excited about saving.
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