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

 Posted by Kelly Temeyer 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 ...

Best Practices To Sell Your Items Online

 Posted by Kelly Temeyer on August 1, 2022 at 9:30 AM
You started your journey to declutter your home but the question remains; what to do with all the stuff you want to get rid of now? While donating is a great option, you might feel that you've spent time and money over the years acquiring it all. So you've decided to sell your items online. Maybe you're not familiar with how to go about it or what customers expect going forward. That's okay—we've put together a few best practices for selling your...

LETTING GO OF YOUR CLUTTER with 10 Methods to Declutter Your Home

 Posted by Kelly Temeyer on July 25, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Before you start your decluttering journey, watch the video below for 5 mistakes to avoid! Below is a list of 10 methods from all the major decluttering experts: 1. 1 Item Per Day Colleen Madsen made a decision to remove one item from her home every single day and created the 365 Items method, removing 1 item from your home each day for 1 year. Whether you choose 1 item per day with her philosophy, or more than one to increase the spee...

KICKING JUSTIN CASE TO THE CURB with 5 Minimalist Guidelines

 Posted by Kelly Temeyer on July 18, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Everyone has met Justin Case. He's a bit of a downer and always gives us grief, trying to hold us back in our lives. But no matter how much we can't stand him being around, no matter how much shame and guilt he makes us feel, most of us struggle to get rid of him. Why? Because Justin Case is not a person, it's all our "just in case" clutter. And it's time to kick that mindset to the curb! As a society we have all fallen into the trap called ...

Letting Go of Your Clutter with The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

 Posted by Kelly Temeyer on July 11, 2022 at 9:30 AM
A decluttering phenomenon has swept the world, called Swedish Death Cleaning (SDC). Traditionally, this is an old tradition within Swedish culture known as, dӧstädning. Translated to English, it means "death cleaning." Margareta Magnusson used this concept, giving it a modern update when she wrote her book, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning. Magnusson writes, "If you care for your loved ones then it's only fair to spare them the emotion...

Letting Go of Your Clutter with The KonMari Method™

 Posted by Kelly Temeyer on July 4, 2022 at 9:30 AM
As Marie Kondo said, "Life truly begins only after you have put your house in order." There are hundreds of different methods you can use to finally begin letting go and decluttering your home. One of the most famous methods is the KonMari MethodTM, created by the charming Marie Kondo, an organizational-specialist from Japan, who coined spark joy. You may have even watched her Netflix series, "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo." Below, Dana, a trav...

CTBIDS Virtual Scavenger Hunt!

 Posted by Kelly Temeyer 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 Kelly Temeyer 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 ...

5 Types of Keepsake Books to Pass Down to Your Family

 Posted by Kelly Temeyer on June 13, 2022 at 9:30 AM
One of the best ways to preserve your family history is creating a keepsake book about your family, a lasting gift for future generations. There are many avenues you can take to create one, from a scrapbook to a family recipe book to hiring a printer to create one for you! Below you’ll find 5 different types of keepsake books you can pass down to your family: 1. Journal A journal, or diary, can be one of the easiest forms of passing do...

4 Types of Value Attached to Our Family Heirlooms

 Posted by Kelly Temeyer 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...
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