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10 Items to Thrift for Your Home

 Posted by Keri Wass on September 18, 2020 at 11:00 PM
Classic, vintage, charming, mid-century or antique. Whatever your preference, giving furniture a second life can add unique style to your space. Furniture brings your rooms together and helps you express your sense of style. There are many hidden gems with charm that could be the perfect addition to your room. See our tips to help guide your purchases. High-Quality Sofas and Couches Many shoppers consider thrifting a sofa a bit of a risk....

Indoor Activities to Combat the Risks of Social Distancing

 Posted by Keri Wass on September 15, 2020 at 8:53 AM
With the novel coronavirus COVID-19 dominating the news, it’s hard to think about anything else sometimes, especially if you are trying to stay home as much as possible and practice social distancing, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Following these recommendations may help protect you from contracting the virus, but it could also have negative effects on your mental and physical health. Seniors who are forced to stay...

5 Tips for Perfectly Purchasing Diamonds on a Dime

 Posted by Keri Wass on September 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Estate Jewelry continues to grow in popularity because of the character, charm, and unique beauty found in each piece. In addition, most estate jewelry has a story to tell. Jewelry has been adorned for thousands of years and will continue to be worn. If you are looking for jewelry that wows with a price that doesn’t break the bank, estate jewelry is the perfect place to start.

5 Creative and Safe Ways Baby Boomers Can Volunteer with Their Families

 Posted by Keri Wass on August 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM
August is Boomers Making a Difference Month and giving back has been linked to mental and physical health benefits. Health and wellness experts affiliated with AARP’s Create the Good program wrote on the “immeasurable difference” volunteering makes in the lives of others as well as your own. Volunteering could have positive impacts on mental health like reduced stress, decreased risk of loneliness and depression, and an increase in a sense of pur...

Creative Ways to Carve Out Space That Caters to Your Wellness

 Posted by Keri Wass on August 17, 2020 at 10:16 AM
August is National Wellness Month! There hasn't been a more important time to take care of ourselves than now. Wellness makes an impact on the way you live your life no matter your age. One emerging trend in interior design is the creation of wellness rooms or spaces. What is a wellness room? A wellness room is a space dedicated to your health and wellness. This can come in many forms from meditation rooms to craft rooms, wellness spaces...

10 Quick Clever Ways to Organize Your Home

 Posted by Keri Wass on August 7, 2020 at 2:54 PM
As you spend more time at home it’s important to organize your home in a way that fits the new normal. Organizing your space allows you to spend less time searching for lost items that could easily be found in a clutter free space. From searching through random papers, old mail, or receipts to allowing clutter to pile up on the dining table or at the front door, it’s simply too easy to let clutter take over spaces in your home. Finding solutions ...

5 Items to Repurpose to Live More Eco-Friendly

 Posted by Keri Wass on July 21, 2020 at 1:15 PM
The age of social distancing, working from home, and hybrid learning is the perfect time to get your space organized for optimum green-friendly use. Being home more can make your home feel small. If you are committed to living a greener earth-friendly life, there are small steps you can take to make a big impact and create a new lifestyle for you and your family. Glass Jars and Bottles Create flower vases you can use around the house. U...

How Sandwich Gen Caregivers Can Help Parents Stay Social

 Posted by Keri Wass on July 14, 2020 at 10:05 AM
When you think of caring for aging parents, most people believe it includes caring for physical needs like food, medical care, or mobility related issues. Although the physical aspect of care is extremely important, social well-being has equal importance. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in every three seniors live and age alone. Among seniors who live alone senior loneliness can be common, especially during a pandemic where social in...

Self-Care Sandwiched in a Remote World

 Posted by Keri Wass on July 7, 2020 at 1:16 PM
As the population ages, there is a unique position that has emerged for many who are raising their own children and caring for their aging parents. The sandwich generation is perfectly juxtaposed between two sets of loved ones closest to their heart. Public health issues like COVID-19 emerge and encourage society to seek safe solutions that would benefit both our aging and young populations, creating a new normal. For parents in the Sandwic...

Finding Gems in the Junk: What to Look For

 Posted by Keri Wass on June 22, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Is your attic or basement full of clutter? Or is it a spare bedroom, overflowing closet, a packed garage? Many households acquire a plethora of items over time. Eventually you may find yourself saturated in clutter. Without a place for each item to go, clutter can creep up and quickly take over a space. There are a few items you may want to look for that could sell well in an online auction or estate sale.

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