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Letting Go of Sentimental Items That are Creating Clutter

Are there objects in your house that you keep because you feel like it is a way of holding on to memories? It is great to hold onto these memories but it can also create a lot of clutter in your physical space. It is important to remember that you can hold onto the memories

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Three Huge Mistakes When Re-Constructing a Clothing Closet

Reconstructing a clothing closet can be a fun project that can make your life easier and more organized. Here are three huge mistakes you don’t want to make when taking on this project. Make sure to take accurate measurements of the closet. This includes any door openings and placements of any plugs. This will ensure

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Hire a Moving Company or Do It Yourself

Make sure to start early on your planning. Get a floor plan of where you are going so you know what will truly fit. Bringing extra items at the other end means you have to deal with it then. Bummer. Start going through everything and par down. DOWN SIZING TO RIGHT SIZING.            If you are

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Fall Maintenance Checklist- Part 2

Laundry Room: Clean empty washing machine with a cup of white vinegar Clear and clean out the dryer vent Go through cabinets or under laundry room sink and throw out old products Vacuum and mop behind the dryer and washing machine Bedrooms: Go through clothing in the closets and donate and discard old, torn, stained

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Fall Maintenance Checklist- Part 1

Outdoors: Check all windows and doors for cracks Trim large tree branches Tighten any loose screws or bolts on decks Dust and scrub porch/deck/patio Wash and store patio furniture Find a clean place in garage to store patio cushions/furniture Prepare garden hose to unscrew from facet when weather gets cold Wash door thresholds Clear all debris

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Tips to Manage and Organize a Closet

If you don’t have room, then investigate some of the companies who build a custom shelving into your closet. Once you do this, you will realize it was the best investment you ever made. Invest in the micro suede type hangers. They take up less room and your clothes don’t fall off the hanger. Recycle

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Dementia Village- Part Two

Are dementia villages meeting their goals? In 2019, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) began to review the early evidence on dementia villages. CADTH started by trying to answer the question: Are dementia villages improving their residents’ quality of life? Although researchers can define “improved quality of life” in various ways, for someone

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Dementia Village- Part One

If you haven’t heard of them yet, there is an excellent chance you will hear about a dementia village in the not-too-distant future. First introduced in 2009 by Hogewey, a memory care center in the Netherlands, these long-term care homes are set up like villages and targeted toward those with advanced dementia.   Contrary to

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Home Inventory

If there was a natural disaster or heaven forbid a break in to your home, do you have inventory of everything in your home? Here are some ideas of how to take inventory of your home: Go through each room if you forget what you have. You can’t go off memory. This inventory is also

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Moving Tip: Labeling Boxes

Complete Relocation Solutions Moving Tip: Labeling boxes is important so you can judge your unpacking time schedule. Sounds obvious, huh? But most people write on a box with a sharpie “kitchen or bedroom”. When starting to pack, start in one room. Have Avery type labels or cut paper to tape on the right side of

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Too Many Cobwebs

My team and I worked in a home and when we were finished one day we had cobwebs in our hair, on our clothes and on our shoes. We were covered. Now cobwebs bring spiders. If you let one live in a home that is not vacuumed or swept periodically, or cleaned on a regular basis,

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Tips for Keeping Your Home Clean with Pets

Do you have a family member (or more than one), who has filled in as your co-worker, is covered in fur, has paws and a tail? If so, maintaining a clean home may be a little bit more difficult. However, all the hair, slobbery kisses, and accidents are worth it when you’re sharing your home

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Pros and Cons to Photo Cloud Storage

Apple iCloudPros: Free but limited storage, automatic photo uploading.Cons: The free storage limit is only 5GB.Quick take: For those who own Apple products, this service makes backing up your images super-convenient, but the 5GB of free storage doesn’t get you very far. You need to pay about $1 per month for 50GB, $3 per month for 200GB, or

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How Much Free Storage You Get: Evaluating Photo Storage

Apple iCloud 5GB Amazon Photos Unlimited Dropbox 2GB Google Photos Unlimited Microsoft One Drive 5GB Nikon Image Space 2GB/20GB Shutterfly Unlimited Sony Play Memories Online Unlimited Stay tuned for our next blog that outlines the pros and cons to photo cloud storage.

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What You Need to Know About Cloud Based Solutions

Free sounds great, but you have to be prepared to make a few compromises. Most services limit the amount of storage available at no cost. Some services may allow you to store photos but not video or other files. And they often shrink the size of your image files, which can be a problem if

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