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Rightsizing at the Right Time for You: Rightsizing or Relocating Part 3

 Posted by Dawn Lesicko on May 16, 2022 at 9:30 AM
What is your current lifestyle? When you first moved into your home, perhaps you were a brand-new parent or bought your first house with your new spouse. Maybe the neighbors were young, too, you explored more, and you knew everyone’s name. Now the years have passed, and friends have moved to other states, or you’ve grown tired of the same old, same old. Think about a fresh start, a new opportunity to add a little zest to your lifestyle....

Rightsizing at the Right Time for You: Rightsizing or Relocating Part 2

 Posted by Dawn Lesicko on May 9, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Will your current financial plan support your future quality of life? As you consider rightsizing, take into account your financial state. This will be crucial to moving forward with any plans, whether that’s aging in your current home or relocating to a better fit for you. It’s important to think about not just your retirement fund but the expenses of your current home. As we age, our medical expenses grow, and it’s the same with our h...

Rightsizing at the Right Time for You: Rightsizing or Relocating Part 1

 Posted by Dawn Lesicko on May 2, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Is your world feeling cramped? Do you long to travel but have a laundry list of chores to upkeep your house? Has your house become a risk to your physical health? There are many triggers that could cause you to Rightsize but let’s not wait for a life crisis to make a change! Prepare yourself ahead of time to figure out if it’s the right time for you to Rightsize. Like other life events, Rightsizing has become an accepted rite of passage for se...

How to Help Your Parents Downsize

 Posted by Dawn Lesicko on March 28, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Helping your parents downsize is an emotional process for you and for them. With some compassion, tact, preparation, and possibly some outside help, it can be a smooth experience for everyone involved. Before Helping Your Parents, Prepare Yourself Mentally and Emotionally Sometimes the emotional aspect of downsizing goes overlooked as you focus on the more practical aspects. Checking in with yourself and setting your perspective goes a lo...

Before You Downsize, Take the 30-Day Declutter Challenge

 Posted by Dawn Lesicko on February 28, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Do you need to declutter your home quickly? A 30-day challenge can be very helpful if you’re downsizing. What Is a 30-Day Declutter Challenge? A 30-day declutter challenge is designed to help you reset the space in your home (and your mental space) in about a month. This can be especially helpful if you’re about to move or downsize. We’ve created a list to help you collect at least 30 bags or boxes of clutter in 30 days. You can adjust...

How To Start Decluttering When You’re Overwhelmed

 Posted by Dawn Lesicko on February 21, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Are you tired of walking into your home only to see piles of stuff everywhere you look? Are you about to downsize and don’t know where to start? You’re not alone. Everyone has to deal with clutter at some point, and it can be quite stressful. Here are some ways to successfully declutter when you’re feeling overwhelmed. What Does Clutter Mean to You? In the Merriam Webster dictionary, clutter as a noun is defined as “a crowded or confused...

Declutter Your Home - Checklists to Get Started

 Posted by Dawn Lesicko on February 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM
If you’ve noticed the messes are piling up, you can never seem to find your keys, or you have no room on your counter or nightstand, it may be time to declutter. Here are some checklists to help you get started. Things to Consider Before Decluttering Your Home Decluttering can be a stressful process, especially if you’re feeling overwhelmed or you’re not sure where to begin. The following questions will help you find a source of motivation...

Getting Organized - How to Create a Clean Routine

 Posted by Dawn Lesicko on January 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM
It’s time to create a plan to keep your home clean, and cleaning tasks simpler and streamlined. If you’ve noticed it’s becoming difficult to keep up with household chores, creating a clean routine could help. What’s a clean routine? A clean routine is a plan that divides cleaning chores into smaller daily tasks that helps you prevent clutter from piling up. Taking 15-30 minutes each day in concentrated spaces in your home can make clearing...

Curating the Ultimate Upcycled Man Cave

 Posted by Dawn Lesicko 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...

Can a Home Inspection Give You a Higher Asking Price?

 Posted by Dawn Lesicko 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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