More Americans are Remodeling to Age in Place Instead of Downsizing

Once the kids go off to college, most people will start thinking about downsizing. While it may seem a little early to think about what life will be like post-retirement, the home you live in today will impact your options years down the road. As you get close to post-retirement, your tasked with making a big decision. Do you remodel to age in place so that you can stay put? Or do you move to a senior-centric community that can accommodate your changing needs as you age? The answers to these questions are always the same: Aging Americans prefer the idea of avoiding assisted living facilities in favor of living at home. Wouldn’t you? […]

By |2020-06-22T22:00:57-04:00July 22nd, 2018|Family Life|

9 Ways to Make Moving Easier for Young Children

  Moving is stressful for people of all ages, but young children are especially sensitive to moving. They’re old enough to feel grief and anger about the change, yet too young to understand the reasons behind it. They have to cope with this confusion in addition to the other stresses of the move. Fortunately, there are many ways to make a move easier for young children. A lot comes down to good planning. If you can plan the move well in advance, keeping the following tips in mind, you can help your child adjust faster and feel happier during the move. […]

By |2020-05-15T16:59:08-04:00June 16th, 2018|Moving & Traveling, Family Life|

Tips for Keeping the Peace when your Children Share a Bedroom

  When your children share a bedroom it can go in two directions. A shared bedroom can either be a source of endless fighting, or it can lead to good memories and bonding between siblings. Can you prevent one and encourage the other? Is it even possible to influence your kids’ relationship?  In a word, yes. […]

By |2020-05-15T16:54:57-04:00March 18th, 2018|Family Life|

Which is Cheaper, Buying a House in the Winter or Summer?

Summer is when most people move. The kids are out of school and house hunting begins in earnest. But is summer really the best season for buying a house? Interest rates are at an all-time low but the pandemic crisis means a lot of people might stick with the wait-and-see approach. Even so, sometimes moving just can’t wait. If that’s the case now could be as good a time as any to opt for temporary housing before buying.  […]

By |2020-06-03T15:56:50-04:00January 20th, 2018|Moving & Traveling, Family Life|

The Zombie Apocalypse! How Self Storage Can Save Your Life

  Halloween is the time of year when people start thinking about how they might survive the zombie apocalypse. Why? With millions of loyal viewers watching hit TV series like the Walking Dead and iZombie, it’s clear we have just as much of an insatiable appetite for zombies as they do for us. If you are looking for ways to survive the zombie apocalypse this Halloween, learn more about zombie behavior and survival strategies at the Zombie Research Society. That’s not a joke. And, it has loads of zombie-related facts and trivia to keep your mind off the real thing. Here are some suggestions for the best way to survive an attack. And remember, if all else fails to take shelter at your [...]

By |2017-10-24T17:52:38-04:00October 21st, 2017|Family Life|

The Ultimate Guide to Moving with Kids

  Moving with kids can be a big challenge. On the one hand, you need to focus on getting everything done for the move. Tackling a seemingly endless to-do list of things to organize and pack may seem overwhelming. However, at the same time, you need to think about your kids and their emotions as they work through the change. To help you strike a balance between moving and parenting, read through this guide and note anything that’s important for your situation. […]

By |2020-05-15T16:58:47-04:00June 11th, 2017|Family Life|

Moving Tips to Reduce Pet Stress

  Looking for ways to reduce pet stress during your next move? It turns out humans aren’t the only animals to thrive on healthy routines. Fido and Fifi do too. Anyone who has moved knows that it requires planning, preparation, and a tremendous amount of hard work. Moreover, it disrupts our familiar daily routines, which is precisely what behavioral health scientists believe creates stress in both humans and pets in the first place. […]

By |2017-08-17T18:39:03-04:00June 5th, 2017|Moving & Traveling, Family Life|

How to Survive a Kitchen Remodel with Toddlers

  Any home renovation project can be challenging, but a kitchen remodel can be especially difficult when you have toddlers. However, it is possible to survive a kitchen remodel with children of all ages. In fact, with enough planning, it may actually lead to good memories and adventures with your kids. Good organization and forethought are key for making your kitchen remodel as fun and safe as possible. Here are a few tips to consider as you prepare for your renovation with toddlers. […]

By |2020-05-15T16:54:29-04:00May 25th, 2017|Family Life|

Home Renovation Survival Guide

  Home renovations are notorious for being stressful. Whether you’re taking on a large project like a historic house or “just” remodeling your kitchen, home renovations can challenge your relationships, budget, and sense of sanity. However, it is possible to cut down on the stress and conflict of a home renovation. Here are some tips to help you manage a renovation with fewer headaches and more joy. […]

By |2020-05-15T16:56:15-04:00April 24th, 2017|DIY Home & Projects, Family Life|
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