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Advice for Selling a Home this Spring

 Posted by Dennis Begg on February 2, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Preparing to leave a home you’ve lived in for a while may take weeks, and in some cases, even months. Families should take great care when establishing closing and vacancy dates. Although not always possible, Caring Transitions usually recommends an 8-10 week window for the entire relocation process. This includes tasks like mover and realtor selection, downsizing, space planning for the new residence, packing, moving, unpacking, and finally, dis...

How to Downsize Someone with Memory Impairment

 Posted by Dennis Begg on January 18, 2017 at 3:05 PM
Helping a loved one relocate to a senior facility is hard enough. But when complications such as dementia or other memory impairments are added to the mix, the task can feel nearly impossible. Many family members struggle with the added complexity of assuring their senior loved one that they are safe and secure, all while trying to figure out which possessions should go and which should stay. In the end, your senior loved one may know best the pr...

Allow Us Serve As Your Personal Transitions Assistant

 Posted by Dennis Begg on January 2, 2017 at 9:41 AM
We often encounter Clients who are overwhelmed, and confused when trying to #relocate, #move, #cleanout, or conduct an #estate sale.  Caring Transitions can help by serving as your Personal Assistant and we have included several Slides to better explain what we do.  Call (904) 416-0685 for a free In-Home Consultation

'Tis the Season for Giving!

 Posted by Dennis Begg on December 13, 2016 at 4:45 PM
With our families stretched out across the United States, it’s all too common to find yourself watching a struggling loved one from a distance. Whether it be foreclosures, downsizing, liquidation, or even the death of someone dear, you may not always know how to help someone through stressful times when you’re so far away. This is why we are here; to help people with the burden of emptying out homes in sometimes less than a week or organ...

Looking to Downsize Your Stuff? These 6 Tips Will Help You Sort It Out

 Posted by Dennis Begg on November 10, 2016 at 4:03 PM
Sometimes you’re changing jobs, sometimes you’re moving to a smaller place, sometimes you find yourself either adding on a child or having one move out. Whatever the reason, you may realize that you’ve ended up with too much stuff. And the idea of going through it all to decide what should stay and what should go can be daunting. But to make an easier job of it, just take it one step at a time with the tips below:   ·         Clothes -...

Caring Transitions' Overview interview on WSOS Radio - St Augustine

 Posted by Dennis Begg on November 6, 2016 at 9:54 AM
The file below contains and interview with WSOS Radio - St. Augustine where Michelle Begg shares how Caring Transitions can assist Families who are downsizing or moving into a Senior Living Community in order to lower stress and remove the overwhelming emotions that are often associated with a major transition.  "Our Clients often find themselves feeling overwhelmed with all that needs to be done so they delay moving into a Community that of...

Caring Transitions – “Creating Tears of Joy”

 Posted by Dennis Begg on September 12, 2016 at 11:23 AM
Moving or Downsizing is a very stressful time for anyone and can be even more traumatic for Seniors and their family members when facing a major transition.  That’s why Caring Transitions is focused on creating “Tears of Joy” when the Client and their Family walk into the new home.  The sense of relief at the reveal is overwhelming and the most common response we see from our Clients and their Families are tears of relief.   ...

No Fail Estate Sale

 Posted by Dennis Begg on August 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM
One of the challenges consumers face when moving to a smaller space is trying to figure what to do with their downsized possessions.  Today, there are more options than ever, including charitable donation, live auction, online auction, tag sales, traditional garage sale and Estate Sale. For people who have a fair amount of valuable inventory but not a lot of time, an Estate Sale can be a very positive experience.  Estate Sales are managed by pr...

Communicating with Older Parents

 Posted by Dennis Begg on July 24, 2016 at 5:36 PM
Often times family members hesitate to talk with their aging parents about common topics of concern such as changes to health, transportation, home care, legal and financial issues as well as retirement housing.  Geriatric professionals suggest it is much better to have these parent conversations sooner rather than later. It is often too late to make informed decisions or be sensitive to everyone’s point of view once...

Online Auction: What's Hot, What's Not?

 Posted by Dennis Begg on July 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM
As the nations’ largest combined network of estate sales and online auctions, Caring Transitions sells just about every type of product you could imagine. Our CT Online Auction site specializes in consumer online auctions that have easy-to-access local pick-up locations for winning bidders. Local winners also often have the opportunity to find great deals on unadvertised items at the local pick-up sites. In addition, we can ship items natio...
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