You love your house, but you're ready to move on. You dream of a small apartment, with less upkeep. You imagine spending more time with friends and no longer needing to drive to get everywhere. But how can you make…
We’re not saying don’t spoil them; that’s your right as a grandparent! The boundaries we’re referring to are literal. Designate space for play – moving furniture if necessary to allow kids room for pillow forts, Lego castles or even a little horseplay on rainy days when you can’t make it to the playground. Keep old magazines and newspapers on hand (or invest in a drop cloth) so you’ll feel okay about letting them channel their inner artist without worrying about a mess left behind.
If your kids have moved out and you no longer want or need a big house, chances are you’re going to downsize at some point in your life – maybe more than once. The good news is this: Going smaller is good for you! Here are five reasons bigger isn’t always better:
1. You’ll save moneyThis one’s obvious: In general, smaller spaces are less expensive. Downsizing to a smaller house or apartment is good for your wallet:
Taking care of your aging parents is an emotional and challenging task. We want our parents to maintain their independence as long as possible . . . with as little risk as possible, from scares like falls. When parents don't need the constant care of an assisted-living home, but you want to make sure they’re looked after what do you do? Consider a mother-in-law apartment.
After a lifetime of working, you’re finally ready for retirement. Whether you’re thinking of heading for the sun or moving closer to family, renting an apartment is becoming an extremely attractive option for seniors during their retirement. Not only does…
When the time comes to look for senior housing, so many options are available, from independent care to assisted living, from affordable to luxury apartments.Reasons for moving to senior-friendly apartments vary and can include going through a divorce, becoming financially unable to continue making payments on a mortgage, death or relocation of relatives or friends, needing emotional support, desiring more close-to-home social activities, selling a home to free up equity or just a desire to be rid of home and garden maintenance.
Is there a decorating style or do-it-yourself project you’ve always wanted to try? For senior decorators, there are plenty of easy plans and projects that won’t leave you spent in time, money or effort.