Part II- Resale Realities: When to Sell

 July 2016
As the nation’s largest network of branded resale professionals, Caring Transitions® is here to help you understand when to sell, toss or donate your excess personal property.  Find answers about the market place in Part I of this Resale newsletter and find some general guidelines for downsizing and decluttering below! Estate Sale: When you are downsizing, an estate sale works best and can be quite profitable if you have a substantial volume of g...

Part I -Resale Realities: Selling in Today’s Market

 July 2016
When it comes to downsizing and decluttering your homes, there are several options for disposing of the items you no longer need or want. You have the choice to donate, sell, toss, gift or recycle items. In most cases, how or why we make the decision to use one or all of these decluttering methods depends on three things; 1. How much time you have 2. Your personal preferences and, 3. The value of your goods in today’s market.  When you are consid...

When in Transition, Call the Experts

 June 2016
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 se...

Rightsized Living® with Caring Transitions®

 May 2016
Rightsized Living® with Caring Transitions®By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions 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. Righ...

Covering the Cost of Long Term Care

 April 2016
Covering the Cost of Long Term Care By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions® As we mentioned in our March newsletter, paying for long term care is one of the major obstacles for many older adults and their families.  Just as there are several kinds of long term care options, there are several ways to pay for them. Long Term Care Insurance The numbers suggest that only 7% of the senior population carries long term care insurance. Long-term care insur...
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