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Retail vs Resale: The 5 Best Items to Buy in February

 Posted by Shelly Volden on February 11, 2019 at 8:10 AM
With markups on retail items ranging from 50-500% and sometimes more, quality gently used or resale items are becoming more and more appealing. If you’d like to keep the extra 50-500% or more you pay in markups, shop resale for amazing deals.

Decluttering to Rightsize: 5 Tips

 Posted by Shelly Volden on February 11, 2019 at 8:05 AM

Whether you are considering retiring in your own home or moving to a new space, it is important to create a plan to do so comfortably. There are many issues that arise that can make the upkeep and maintenance of the home a challenge.

Preparing for a new "rightsized" space can be an overwhelming prospect, especially when you have a home full of memory and keepsakes to go through. 

Helping a Senior Get Organized

 Posted by Shelly Volden on January 9, 2019 at 8:15 AM
Getting organized offers many benefits to encourage healthy aging. With so many benefits to having an organized home like boosted mental clarity, lower stress levels, and lower risk of injury, why not get started reclaiming your space? The benefits can extend quality of life now and in the long run.

See our tips to help your senior loved one get organized!

What to Repurpose for More Storage

 Posted by Shelly Volden on January 9, 2019 at 8:10 AM
One of the first steps in getting organized is making sure every item in your home has a designated place and space. Without a place for each item to go, clutter can creep up and quickly take over a space. More than likely some of the items cluttering your home could be used to create extra storage or organize items in your home.

See our ideas to calm the chaos of your clutter.

5 Ways to STAY Organized

 Posted by Shelly Volden on January 9, 2019 at 8:05 AM

You’ve gathered tips to stay organized, created a routine and plan to stick to it. So many of us start strong with our plans yet have trouble following through for more than a few weeks or months. Getting organized can be a daunting task when we abandon our plans. 

Read our 5 tips to convert your plan from simple steps and checkboxes into habits and lifestyle.

10 Ways to Get Organized

 Posted by Shelly Volden on January 9, 2019 at 8:00 AM

A new year is a blank slate to transform your home and make life simpler.   According to a recent Huffington Post article 12 Surprising Ways Clutter Is Ruining Your Life, clutter “has proven, tangible effects on your mental and physical well-being.” What better way to improve your quality of life than to create a clean and orderly environment? Read our 10 tips to help you get organized!

Best Buys for Your Kitchen at Online Auctions and Estate Sales

 Posted by Shelly Volden on March 8, 2018 at 8:38 AM
A necessity in every kitchen are the tools used to cook a meal. In 2016 alone, retail sales of kitchen gadgets and tools were close to 1.19 billion U.S. dollars. Most pots and pans have a lifetime of 5 years or less, while other utensils like paring knives and peelers should be replaced yearly. If you’ve noticed your kitchen gadgets and tools showing signs of serious wear and tear, consider replacing them with a few of the gently used items on th...

Make Your Living Room Come Alive with These Finds

 Posted by Shelly Volden on March 8, 2018 at 8:28 AM
What makes a home your own, is the personality that comes through in the decorative details. The charm in purchasing repurposed/preloved (pre-owned) is in more than just the price tag. Character and a one-of-a-kind look come along with it. Whether your budget is large or small, estate sales and online auctions are a great way to find unique statement pieces to bring the room to life. We put together a list of items you should almost always buy pr...