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Sherry Brown, Professional Organizer

Fall and Winter Hazards for the Elderly

Each season has a new set of hazards for aging individuals. Many of these dangerous situations can be avoided if the proper precautions are taken. Always be aware of the weather before going outdoors or traveling with a loved one. Fall: Leaves – Fallen leaves should be raked into piles out of the way and easy […]

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16 Tips to a Super Successful Yard Sale

It’s an American classic: the yard sale. Or tag sale, garage sale, attic sale, porch sale, barn sale, junk sale, moving sale, and the ever-popular rummage sale. Sharing your household excess with others while making a pocketful of change is a tradition that’s been around for as long as people have been collecting clutter. But don’t make […]

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Spring and Summer Hazards for the Elderly

Each season has a new set of hazards for aging individuals. Many of these dangerous situations can be avoided if the proper precautions are taken. Always be aware of the weather before going outdoors or traveling with a loved one. Spring: Rain – Rain can cause the grass along with other surfaces to become slippery. Be […]

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Prepare For Packing a Senior

If you decide to do some or all of the packing for your move yourself, it’s important to become familiar with the techniques that will best protect your possessions. Here are a few general suggestions from that may make packing easier: First pack items that aren’t used often or are out-of-season. Start packing as soon […]

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Financial Planning for 2017

The start of the new year presents us with an opportunity for a symbolic fresh start — and’s it’s prime time to make goals and plan for the future. If you want to incorporate improving your personal finances into your 2017 goals, you’ll want to organize your finances to help you get ahead and make sure things run smoothly throughout the year. Here […]

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Helping Elderly Prepare for Fall Temperatures

Fall has come early in the Midwest and it’s a reminder that this summer has been all too short. This means that it’s time to start preparing for autumn, and that goes double for elderly people living alone or in other home arrangements. The beginning of autumn brings a spike in season-related falls and illnesses as […]

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July is National Minority Mental Health Month

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. They published this information to help people identify mental health issues. Trying to tell the difference between what expected behaviors are and what might be the signs […]

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Finding the Best Box

Most of us keep our possessions in boxes – big boxes, small boxes, decorative boxes, or just plain cardboard boxes. Most boxes are used for moving and temporary protecting our precious things. For a lot of us, we pack our items in a cardboard box with good intentions of just moving it to one place […]

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12 Steps to Hiring a Mover

The process of finding a good mover can seem daunting. But doing a little research is worth it. By shopping around, you can save money (sometimes more than $1,000) and avoid scams. RealSimple.com has put together 12 steps to help you through the process. If you or a loved one is downsizing, Sherry Brown and […]

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Preparing Your Patio for Spring

WASH THE FILTH AWAY Winter storms can leave a nasty residue all over the patio and deck. Choose a sunny, bright day to clean up the places. Clean the dirt and cobwebs with a broom first. Give the places a gentle bath with a hose and rub with soapy water and brush in case they […]

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