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LETTING GO OF YOUR CLUTTER with 10 Methods to Declutter Your Home

 Posted by Dominick Pizzo on July 25, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Before you start your decluttering journey, watch the video below for 5 mistakes to avoid! Below is a list of 10 methods from all the major decluttering experts: 1. 1 Item Per Day Colleen Madsen made a decision to remove one item from her home every single day and created the 365 Items method, removing 1 item from your home each day for 1 year. Whether you choose 1 item per day with her philosophy, or more than one to increase the spee...

KICKING JUSTIN CASE TO THE CURB with 5 Minimalist Guidelines

 Posted by Dominick Pizzo on July 18, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Everyone has met Justin Case. He's a bit of a downer and always gives us grief, trying to hold us back in our lives. But no matter how much we can't stand him being around, no matter how much shame and guilt he makes us feel, most of us struggle to get rid of him. Why? Because Justin Case is not a person, it's all our "just in case" clutter. And it's time to kick that mindset to the curb! As a society we have all fallen into the trap called ...

Letting Go of Your Clutter with The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

 Posted by Dominick Pizzo on July 11, 2022 at 9:30 AM
A decluttering phenomenon has swept the world, called Swedish Death Cleaning (SDC). Traditionally, this is an old tradition within Swedish culture known as, dӧstädning. Translated to English, it means "death cleaning." Margareta Magnusson used this concept, giving it a modern update when she wrote her book, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning. Magnusson writes, "If you care for your loved ones then it's only fair to spare them the emotion...

Letting Go of Your Clutter with The KonMari Method™

 Posted by Dominick Pizzo on July 4, 2022 at 9:30 AM
As Marie Kondo said, "Life truly begins only after you have put your house in order." There are hundreds of different methods you can use to finally begin letting go and decluttering your home. One of the most famous methods is the KonMari MethodTM, created by the charming Marie Kondo, an organizational-specialist from Japan, who coined spark joy. You may have even watched her Netflix series, "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo." Below, Dana, a trav...

How to Reduce Your Medicare Bills

 Posted by George Pizzo on July 3, 2022 at 5:10 PM
Eight in 10 Americans are more worried about running out of money than dying, according to a recent study. Yet many older adults aren’t aware of two Medicare provisions that could have a big impact on how much they pay for healthcare. Medicare AssignmentOnce you have opted for original Medicare, you may think that all doctors who accept it are created equal as far as how much you will pay for their services. After all, only 3% of doctors don...

CTBIDS Virtual Scavenger Hunt!

 Posted by Dominick Pizzo on June 27, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Here at Caring Transitions, we have a hidden gem called CTBIDS, an online auction site featuring estate sales with unique and cool items from all over the country. We're mixing it up this week with a challenge for you–a virtual scavenger hunt! Can you find all the items listed below? Go to CTBIDS.com and start your scavenger hunt now! 1 Point Engagement Ring Tea Pot Vintage Coins Vintage Clothing Comfy Chair 5 Point Flower ...

10 Quirky Ideas for Your Summer Upcycling Projects

 Posted by Dominick Pizzo on June 20, 2022 at 9:30 AM
With environmental concerns on the rise, upcycling is a great way to repurpose our old junk and more people than ever are re-decorating their home decor by working on do-it-yourself projects and shopping at thrift stores to find unique pieces. With hundreds of ideas available, finding an individual style for your home is important, so we searched to find 10 quirky ideas for your summer upcycling projects! 1. Teapots Teapots can be the ...

TWICE THE PARENT: When is it time to be your Parent’s Parent?

 Posted by George Pizzo on June 16, 2022 at 8:44 AM
Most of us never imagined that our Mothers and Fathers, who brought us in to this world, loved, provided, supported, and essentially helped shape who we became, would ever need us as much or perhaps more than we needed them. In thinking of our own childhoods, we needed our Parents for a myriad of reasons.  To break it down, we needed them for simple activities of daily living (ADL’s).  Namely eating, bathing, dressing, toileti...

5 Types of Keepsake Books to Pass Down to Your Family

 Posted by Dominick Pizzo on June 13, 2022 at 9:30 AM
One of the best ways to preserve your family history is creating a keepsake book about your family, a lasting gift for future generations. There are many avenues you can take to create one, from a scrapbook to a family recipe book to hiring a printer to create one for you! Below you’ll find 5 different types of keepsake books you can pass down to your family: 1. Journal A journal, or diary, can be one of the easiest forms of passing do...

4 Types of Value Attached to Our Family Heirlooms

 Posted by Dominick Pizzo on June 6, 2022 at 9:30 AM
What is a family Heirloom? Heirlooms are usually possessions passed down from generation to generation, holding a story about a piece of important family history. But not all heirlooms share the same type of value outside of your family circle. To most, that same heirloom isn’t worth much at all. That’s because everyone attaches a different value to their heirlooms, making it priceless in their mind. There are many different types of famil...
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