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Your Trash is Someone's Treasure! Resell All Your Unwanted Items

 Posted by Keri Wass on August 8, 2022 at 9:30 AM
One of the challenges the average adult faces when moving to a smaller space is trying to figure what to do with their downsized possessions. Today, there are more options than ever, including charitable donation, live auction, online auction, tag sales, traditional garage sale and a local estate Sale. And at Caring Transitions, we have an amazing online platform called CTBIDS, that you can use to resell all your unwanted items! We’ve reached ...

CTBIDS Virtual Scavenger Hunt!

 Posted by Keri Wass 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 Keri Wass 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 ...

4 Types of Value Attached to Our Family Heirlooms

 Posted by Keri Wass 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...

10 Ideas for Creating Your Own Family Heirloom

 Posted by Keri Wass on May 30, 2022 at 9:30 AM
As we build our families and establish ourselves in the world, many of us begin to think about our legacy. We wonder how we can make an impact on the world but ultimately, who will remember us when we inevitably pass on. If this is something you have had on your mind, you should consider creating an heirloom you can pass down to your loved ones. Heirlooms are a great way to pass down a legacy but to also impart wisdom or your most precious...

Refresh Your Home with These Spring Decorating Ideas!

 Posted by Keri Wass on May 23, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Bees are buzzing, the trees are colorful, and the air is sweet with the scent of blooming flowers. Which can only mean one thing—Spring is here! Are you itching to finally stretch your limbs and venture outside as much as I am? But as you look around, perhaps you’ve noticed your garden could use a little tender loving care, and your kitchen needs brightening up. Have no fear, Cathy & Garrett, from The Grit and Polish, can help you breat...

15 Upcycled Furniture Ideas

 Posted by Keri Wass on March 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Upcycling antique furniture is an outlet for creativity and a great way to breathe new life into a tired item. Maybe you’ve got old furniture that you don’t want to part with, or you’ve been browsing some unique finds on our CTBIDS website. Here are some upcycled furniture ideas we found on DIY blogs that may inspire you to start your next project. Upcycled Furniture Idea #1: Drawers into Planter If you enjoy gardening, this is perfect for ...

Curating the Ultimate Upcycled Man Cave

 Posted by Keri Wass on June 21, 2021 at 3:30 PM
June is Men’s Health month, and what better way to keep your sanity than enjoying your Man Cave? One of the most popular places men create is the man cave. A man cave can be an office, a den, a garage or any other space from a stylish basement bar or lounge to a gamer's paradise. According to thenest.com, "the average cost of a man cave is somewhere in the $5,000 to $10,000 range." Research has shown there may be a scientific link to mental we...

6 Tips For Managing A Move

 Posted by Keri Wass on May 20, 2021 at 3:30 PM
Making a decision to take charge of health, safety or social needs by moving can be a challenging decision. Whether making the decision for yourself, a growing family, or determining the right choice for a senior loved one, managing a move can present challenges without a clear timeline towards moving day. Use the six tips in this article to make your next move more manageable. 1. Prepare in advance Whether choosing to move now or later...

Can a Home Inspection Give You a Higher Asking Price?

 Posted by Keri Wass on April 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Guest Blog by Rocio Espinoza Are you selling your home? A home inspection might get you a higher price. A home inspection is an assessment of a property to ensure that it meets all current building and safety codes. People's financial transactions when they buy or sell their home are usually the biggest in their lifetime. You can do many things to increase the amount you receive for your property when it is up for sale. The most critical...
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