When you’ve lived in the same home for decades, your belongings tend to accumulate in any available storage space. This makes more to clean, more to maintain, and more to keep track of, such as decorations, bedding sets, kitchen items, and old toys. Getting rid of the clutter can help alleviate stress and give you more time for things you enjoy.
Starting your retirement can be an emotional but exciting time. It can also cause some financial strain. It’s never too early to start planning. One of the first things you’ll need to decide when laying out a post-retirement financial plan is whether you will stay in your current home or downsize.
Summer is usually the time when people break out their party hats and invite their friends and family over for a backyard barbecue. However, due to recent social distancing guidelines, hosting a party this season just got a bit more complicated.
Here are some simple ways to host a summer party safely, while keeping everyone’s health in mind.
The recent COVID-19 outbreak has left many stuck inside their homes until the danger passes. This time in quarantine can get boring. Or, if you have school-aged children, perhaps you now need to find activities to amuse them between at-home schoolwork. Instead of spending your days sitting on the couch in front of your television, get in the kitchen and bake the things you’ve always wanted to try but never had the time to! Below are our favorite three recipes from Taste of Home that you and your family can enjoy.
Hosting a party in your home can be stressful, no matter what the purpose is. Maybe you want to meet new friends in your neighborhood. Perhaps this is the first time the whole family has gotten together since they all moved out and left you an empty nester. Or, maybe this gathering is the first after the passing of your spouse. Whatever the case may be, throwing a party doesn’t need to take weeks to plan or zap all of your energy. Remember these three tips to keep things simple when planning your next gathering.
Contrary to popular belief, getting older doesn’t mean getting set in our ways. Anyone, at any age, can make positive life changes. Each of us can benefit from stepping back and evaluating our lives in order to focus on where we want to go next. Here are some of the major changes that many of us experience as we move into our fifties and beyond.
Outdoor living provides comfort, relaxation, and enjoyment that’s hard to beat. Fresh smells, cool breezes, and warm sunshine provide the perfect backdrop for dinner parties, morning reading sessions, and laughter with friends and family. While you might be used to having a deck for this purpose, there are benefits to having a patio with a concrete slab instead. Contrary to what you might think, this feature doesn’t have to be drab and boring.
Topics: Floor Plan Styles
As you’re preparing to build your new home, one of the major decisions you’ll need to make is the type of foundation you want for your property. When choosing between a slab and basement foundation, there are several factors to consider. It’s important to evaluate your personal needs and select the design that’s most practical for your lifestyle. Here are a few assessments to help you decide: basement or no basement.
Topics: Floor Plan Styles
Parents play an important role in our lives, no matter how old we get. Whether you currently live near your parents or not, you've likely considered the advantages of having them close. Check out these benefits of moving your parents to a neighborhood near you.