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The Best Bargains and Buys for Baby Boomers

 Posted by Anne Beckley on August 14, 2019 at 7:10 AM

As your style and life changes over time, there are some items that are essential for every room of your home and even your closet. For Baby Boomer’s maintaining independence is a necessity for aging gracefully. Whether living alone and aging in place or settling into a senior community, there are great “must-have” products and items you should look for to make your space work for you. If you want to shop smart, see our list to help you save and spend more on the things you want to do.

The Guys Guide to Resale Gadgets & Gear

 Posted by Anne Beckley on August 14, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Whether it’s gadgets like TV’s, smart speakers and cell phones or gear like fishing rods and sports equipment, the fact remains purchasing retail can be expensive and leave you displeased when it’s time to upgrade to something new shortly after your purchase. Markups on retail items are often between 50-500%. According to BusinessInsider.com, “[t]he reasons for steep markup prices depend on the product. It could be that the item is in high demand, is difficult to make, or holds a great amount of symbolic value.”

One way to purchase the items you love at reasonable prices is shopping resale for like-new quality at a fraction of the retail price. Quality gently used or resale items are appealing for more than price, quite often you can afford higher quality items with a smaller budget that will ultimately last longer.

Must Have Finds for Fall

 Posted by Anne Beckley on August 14, 2019 at 6:40 AM

Fall is quickly approaching and it’s time to get your home and wardrobe ready for the upcoming season. Although Fall won’t officially begin until the last week of September, now is the perfect time to shop resale for Fall wardrobe and home décor essentials. From a checklist of items to the perfect colors to look out for, we have your guide to must have Fall finds that are perfect to find new to you (gently used) for your home, wardrobe or leisure.

Stock Up for Summer Thriftily

 Posted by Anne Beckley on July 17, 2019 at 9:10 AM
Summer heat brings amazing summer savings in July and August. July is an unofficial midpoint to the summer season and often is the start to prices being lowered on anything you enjoy in warmer weather. According to financial experts at Kiplinger, products and services are typically “marked down at certain times each year. So planning your purchases to get items when they're at their lowest price can potentially save you hundreds of dollars.” 

Savvy Senior’s Guide to Getting Social: Helping Your Parents Defeat Loneliness

 Posted by Anne Beckley on July 17, 2019 at 8:50 AM

When you think of your parent’s well-being you often think of physical health and safety. One of the larger challenges many older adults encounter is loneliness in the form of social isolation. As we age, it may become difficult to stay social. Factors like the loss of loved ones and friends, mobility and overall health often impact how social older adults can be and create social isolation. 

If you notice your parent or loved one could benefit from being social, you should encourage it. According to research by the Center for Advancing Health, older adults “who are socially active and maintain or increase interactions with others as they age have a slower progression of health declines than” those less socially engaged.

Sandwiched Between Stuff: 7 Ways to Help Parents Declutter to Rightsize

 Posted by Anne Beckley on July 17, 2019 at 8:40 AM

After living in a home for decades, a home can become packed with items connected to memories, amazing moments, and life events. When you visit your parents, you are more likely to notice the accumulation of items from 30, 40 or 50 years ago while they may not notice it. It’s possible they have become “clutter blind” since these items are associated with memories and moments. You are sandwiched between their belongings and your own. 

If you want to help your parents let go of some of their clutter so they can leap into the next season of their lives, we have 7 steps to get you started.

Finding Gems in the Junk: What to Look For

 Posted by Anne Beckley on June 10, 2019 at 8:53 AM

Is your attic or basement full of clutter? Or is it a spare bedroom, overflowing closet, a packed garage? Many households acquire a plethora of items over time. Eventually you may find yourself saturated in clutter. Without a place for each item to go, clutter can creep up and quickly take over a space. There are a few items you may want to look for that could sell well in an online auction or estate sale.

Retail v. Resale: 5 Best Items to Buy in June

 Posted by Anne Beckley on June 10, 2019 at 8:45 AM

June is the official start for the summer season ushering in amazing deals for enjoying the warm weather and home improvement projects. This month is full of significant savings that will keep your pockets happy. From Father’s Day deals to perfect wedding and graduation season gifts, read our guide on the best purchases for the month of June.

Create an Upcycled Utopia: The Dining Room

 Posted by Anne Beckley on June 10, 2019 at 8:37 AM

The dining room is probably the second most popular gathering place in the home after the living room. In a room that is so essential to entertaining guests, it’s important to put your best foot forward and show a flash of personality.  Upcycling is a unique way to create something that shows who you are while breathing new life into something “new to you.” Read our ideas for inspiration!

The Thrifty Outdoor Oasis

 Posted by Anne Beckley on June 10, 2019 at 8:27 AM
Expand your living space by sprucing up your outdoor space. Creating the perfect area to fit your needs is easier to remember with your indoor living space. It’s easy to forget with your outdoor living space, especially if you aren’t quite sure how to furnish it for your lifestyle.
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