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Smart Buys for the Holiday Season

 Posted by Celia Ahn on November 13, 2018 at 7:39 AM

This holiday season, we want to help you shop smart! Between Thanksgiving and the first week of the New Year, consumers are bombarded with exclusive deals from their favorite retailers and online shops. According to statistics from the National Retail Federation “consumers plan to spend a total of $1,007 on average for items such as decorations, candy, and gifts as well as other purchases for themselves and their families.”

We have a list of the best items to buy during the holiday season to help you maintain your budget and beat the spending statistics.

3 Major Ways Caregiving Is Evolving

 Posted by Celia Ahn on November 13, 2018 at 7:16 AM

Caregiving was often thought of as a job for a paid professional. In the past, people thought mostly of formal caregivers, like home health aide’s or nurses when they thought of the people who cared for their loved ones.  As time changes, there is another side of caregiving that continues to emerge and impacts more and more families each year. Millions of Americans have become informal caregivers, interwoven in the daily routines of those they love.

3 Reasons Vintage Furniture Is Not Just "Old Furniture"

 Posted by Celia Ahn on October 15, 2018 at 8:04 AM
Vintage American made furniture?... Isn't that the old-style stuff mom and dad furnished their home with? Half of which was handed down from grandma? And, didn't half of grandma's furniture come from her older relatives? "Yes" is usually the answer. The word "vintage", when properly used should be followed by referencing the era the item is from, such as "vintage 1950s". The purpose of describing furniture as vintage is to connect it to a certain style typified by the era, but, also to inform, or remind, the buyer that the item was made to better quality standards than is today's furniture.

7 Ways A Clean Home Supports Healthy Aging

 Posted by Celia Ahn on September 20, 2018 at 7:48 AM

We have a list of 7 ways a healthy home can help you age well. With so many benefits to clearing your home of clutter, why wouldn’t you consider reclaiming your space? The benefits can extend your quality of life now and in the long run. You can complete tasks efficiently, reduce the risk of illness, and boost your mental clarity.

Are Family Heirlooms Hiding In Your Home?

 Posted by Celia Ahn on September 20, 2018 at 7:44 AM

Have you ever asked yourself “Do I have anything interesting that truly tells a story about my life?” Most of us would say no. As we grow comfortable in our homes and nestle in over the years, we make memories, connections, and bonds that add value to life. In many cases, memorable moments are tied to an item of significance that tells a story or holds a part of history.

You could have an heirloom right under your nose without realizing it!

The Sandwich Genreation

 Posted by Celia Ahn on September 3, 2018 at 10:57 AM
Brent Wilsey talks “The Sandwich Generation” and financial awarenessSeptember 2, 2018  Jason AustellClick the link below: https://www.kusi.com/brent-wilsey-talks-the-sandwich-generation-and-financial-awareness/

7 Mental Health Changes To Look Out For As Your Mom Ages

 Posted by Celia Ahn on August 30, 2018 at 6:37 PM
Click on the link below for great reading material! https://www.bustle.com/p/7-mental-health-changes-to-look-out-for-as-your-mom-ages-10247182 

Empty Nesters and Retirees - Should you consider Lifestyle Rightsizing?

 Posted by Celia Ahn on August 30, 2018 at 6:33 PM
Congratulations, you have made it to a key life milestone!  Unfortunately, you no longer need the spaces that your home is designed to support, so how do you find your next home?  To Read More, Click on the link... http://www.nwnews.com/index.php/joomla-pages-iii/categories-list/44-special-sections/home-garden/16597-empty-nesters-and-retirees-should-you-consider-lifestyle-rightsizing

DIY Projects to Get You Organized: Repurposing the Bookshelf

 Posted by Celia Ahn on August 10, 2018 at 8:50 AM
The first step in getting organized is making sure every item in your home has a designated place and space. One item that has multiple purposes is the bookshelf. Before you throw away that old shelving unit, consider new ways to use it. Repurposed bookshelves and bookcase units, can add extra storage and display space to give wayward items a home. Besides using this space to display books, you could find a range of new uses like displaying beaut...

Never Buy These Nine Items New

 Posted by Celia Ahn on August 10, 2018 at 8:47 AM
With markups on retail items ranging from 50-500% and sometimes more, quality gently used or resale items are becoming more and more appealing. According to BusinessInsider.com, “[t]he reasons for steep markup prices depend on the product. It could be that the item is in high demand, is difficult to make, or holds a great amount of symbolic value.” In many cases, purchasing an item used can give you like new quality at a fraction of the retail price.
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