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Downsizing Tips Made Simple for an Enjoyable Lifestyle

We are often asked by our readers to provide suggestions on how they can simplify their lifestyles. We’re not specifically experts on the matter, but thankfully we have an abundance of professional experts we rely on to bring you amazing tips that can help you start downsizing without the loss of value. It’s not easy to change old habits, and it is quite difficult to let go of stuff. We are here to guide you to a path of simplicity, but you need to be ready, and we promise it gets easier with practice.

10 Simple Tips for Holding a Successful Estate Sale

Holding an estate sale is an excellent choice for liquidating a large amount of household…

How to Prepare for an Estate Sale?

You’re downsizing, moving, or lost a family member, and now you’re ready to prepare for an estate sale. One question you have to ask yourself, am I doing this myself or hiring someone? If you don’t have enough items in a home to justify an estate sale, you’ll know that pretty quickly from the companies you interview, and the decision is quite clear.

Antique and Vintage Jewelry Found at Estate Sales

You’ve heard the saying “Beauty gets better with age” that statement is definitely true when it comes to estate vintage jewelry. As young girls we all remember our grandmothers decorating their outfits with pins and large brooches. Some were handmade, with sparkling gems and some were simple with silver or gold accents.

Tips for Advertising Estate Sales, Companies and Professional Services

Tired of not getting results you expect from online marketing and advertising? Sometimes getting one tip will help you increase visibility. Holding an estate sale can be great, but if no buyers show up, you might as well pack up and shut the doors (no fun in that!).

A Teenager Invents a Sensor to Protect Alzheimer Patients

It is estimated that 60% of the 5 million Americans living with the disease will unknowingly wonder off from home, putting them at risk, and leaving their families worried. Kenneth spends a lot of time with his grandfather, and he wanted to invent something that keeps him safe. An internship at the Alzheimer’s Association provided the opportunity to test the sensor this eager teen has invented.

4 Insider Tips Seniors and Caregivers Need to Know

What seniors need to know is there are simple strategies to follow when easing into retirement. Caregivers must also be prepared for what’s to come, here are the top 4 steps to take once you decide on a date to retire. Decide when to sign up for Social Security Check into your workplace retirement benefits to make sure everything is in order You may want to consider rolling over your 401k plans Make a long term investment plan

Estate Heirlooms : Toss, Sell or Keep?

Epic_osb-1506 We are overwhelmed with guilt when deciding what to do with these items and are faced with the difficult decisions on whether to sell or keep them. While many of us would like to keep everything handed down from our parents or a loved one, the clutter can overwhelm our lives quickly, here’s some tips on de-cluttering with respect.

Costs & Business of Starting an Estate Sale Company

Most of us love shopping local estate sales, and many of us wonder what it would be like to cross to the other side by starting an estate sale business of our own. If you’re feeling extra daring and energetic, here are some things to consider if you’re thinking about owning your own estate sale company.

Your Home Based Business Could be Tax Deductible

Did you know that owning a home based business can help you with tax deductions? If you’re a home based estate sale company, or a real estate agent, there’s no better time than now to think about year-end tax savings, here are some of the areas to consider when you meet with your tax consultant.
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