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People hide their household items in the craziest places in their home

mirrored medicine cabinet

Families hide all sorts of things in their home. If a parent has dementia it's a problem. But we have found it's pretty normal no matter what age, people do hide their items in the craziest places in their home. Like a dog hiding their bone for safe keeping. But forgetting where they hid it.

We found thousands of one hundred dollar bills in a horizontal freezer in the garage. We found 6 dry wall buckets full of coins that totalled almost $5,000 in a garage. One of my team members went into the kitchen to hunt for zip lock sandwich bags to put pictures hooks and nails into the baggie and found the alumium foil box was full of a stamp collection. Now it use to be in the past that the depression era population would hide money under the mattress or a floor board. Today it's everywhere.

We had moved out a lady into assisted living and came back to her house to conduct the final clean out. My team and I noticed the wall switch plates were loose and about to fall off. We went to retrieve a screw driver and as we were at the switch plate discovered money and jewelry behind those wall plates. The adult children have been searching for it for years. Who would of thought of that one?

Recently, we helped two sisters whose step father just passed away on cleaning out the home and was sorting donations, trash and sell piles. Their mother died several years prior and the step father told the daughters that he hid their mother's purse. Why, no one knows. But it was a treasure hunt and we never did find it.

So why do people hide money, jewelry, prized possessions in the craziest places? Is it because the boogie man or their children might find it?

Creating the best use of space using the new Inflatable beds

 EZ inflatable beds

 

Over the years whether its professionals moving, elder parents moving into retirement communities, or boomers downsizing, creating more space is important. On the average most people who move into a one or two bedroom garden home, apartment or condo but their dilemma is where will the kids stay when they come to visit.

The original twin, full and queen mattress on the traditional bedding take up so much room. After you have downsized you might want that second bedroom to serve as an office, craft room and/or guest bedroom.

Mattresses have improved over the years and the new EZ Inflatable beds are awesome. When not in use it can be folded with its frame and put in a closet. Unfold and add air which blows up in 3 minutes. There has been a lot of discussion with my fellow organizers on National Association of Productivy Association and found http://Frontgate.com sells a very comfortable inflatable bed from $199 to $349 which can be folded and put into a closet or under master bedroom bed, or left out. They also have a great selection of bedding.

Creating flexible use of your space and having the options for more usage of the room allows the resident more freedom and taking household items that truly bring them love, joy and happiness. As well as, establishing a place family can come stay.

 

Don't Call People "Old" Until They Are Near Death.....

Article by: Sarah Harper said there was a danger of neglecting what true old age should be.

Ageing

Don't call people 'old' until death is near, says gerontologist

Sarah Harper, director of Oxford Institute of Ageing, suggests people in their 70s and 80s should

People should not be called old until they are seriously frail, dependent and approaching death, one of the UK’s leading social scientists has told Hay festival.

Sarah Harper, a gerontologist who is director of the Oxford Institute of Ageing, proposed a different approach to the language we use about ageing, suggesting that people in their 60s and possibly 70s and 80s should still be considered active adults.

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“We should not even be calling people old until they reach what [the historian Peter] Laslett calls the fourth age; that time where we will become frail and enfeebled,” Harper said. “Old age should be the fourth age. Everything else should be active adulthood.”

She said there was a danger of neglecting what true old age should be: a time of withdrawal and peace and reflection. It can be a difficult time but “it is a time we need to claim as a special time because we are finite beings … we will die”.

The question of what is old age – when are we truly old – arises because death is increasingly being pushed back. “We are talking about extending lives in a way we have never experienced before,” said Harper, who is also the new director of the Royal Institution.

ITs suggest that general life expectancy is rising by two and a half years per decade. In the 18th century, there were about 10 centenarians in the whole of Europe. Now there are 14,500 just in the UK. Predictions are that by the end of the 21st century there will be 1.5 million centenarians in the UK. Another prediction is that half of the babies being born now in the UK will live until they are 104. In Japan it is 107. “We are ageing dramatically and we are ageing without radical science,” said Harper.

http://nasmm.org

There are several reasons you will need our services:

  • Passing of a family member or friend.
  • Final household clean-outs and gettng the house ready for the real estate market. Act as project manager for home renovations.
  • Home staging for active real estate showings.
  • Moving – Just packing or just unpacking at the new location.
  • Moving or downsizing an aging senior parent to independent, assisted living, or long term care.
  • Want to keep your aging senior parent in their home? "Age in Place". Re-organize and de-clutter. Safety is an issue.
  • Remodeling or Redecorating – packing breakables and clean and polish while unpacking.
  • Just organizing need for an extra pair of hands to help.
  • Divorce or separation.
  • Corporate employee transfers and relocations. No downtime for the employee relocation. Getting settled immediately.
  • Digitzing documents, photos, VHS tapes, slides. Preserving the memories.