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Declutter to De-Stress: How a Tidy Space Can Benefit Your Mental Health

 Posted by David Seng on April 4, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Containing the clutter in your home is good for your mental health! Although we all have different levels of tolerance when it comes to clutter, studies have shown that an untidy home can increase stress, whereas a tidy home can help you feel more secure and calm. How Does Clutter Contribute to Stress? A messy home can consciously or subconsciously distract you to the point of physical and mental anxiety, causing an inability to relax. ...

How to Help Your Parents Downsize

 Posted by David Seng 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...

Budgeting Tips for Seniors

 Posted by David Seng on March 21, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Are you wondering how to live on a fixed or low income after retirement? The idea can be daunting, but there are many ways to save money and live well in your golden years.Get Started with a Realistic BudgetIt takes some time to adjust to retirement, from the change in daily activities to the change in income. Going into it with a clear budget can help ease some of the anxieties you may experience before you retire.Here are some things to keep in...

15 Upcycled Furniture Ideas

 Posted by David Seng 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 ...

Tips for Organizing Your Home Office

 Posted by David Seng on March 7, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Whether you run a business from home or have a small corner where you do your bills and taxes, your home office should be conducive to productivity. Sometimes, however, it may seem like your home office is simply a giant clutter magnet. Here are some tips to help you organize your home office and keep it that way! Tackle the Paper Clutter in Your Home Office Before you start organizing your home office, clear out any paper clutter. Paper h...

Before You Downsize, Take the 30-Day Declutter Challenge

 Posted by David Seng 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 David Seng 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 David Seng 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...

Forming Connections: The Importance of Building a Support System for Single Parents

 Posted by David Seng on February 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Being a single parent is not for the faint of heart. Taking over responsibility as primary caregiver while dealing with your own challenges can be exhausting and overwhelming, even on the best of days. Many single parents struggle to feel sufficiently supported in their position as both mom and dad, and with good reason. In a traditional partnership, tasks get shared and delegated rather than automatically assigned to one individual. Partic...

Getting Organized - How to Create a Clean Routine

 Posted by David Seng 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...
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