Linen Closets: An Endangered Species

2014-11-07 15.39.42One of the strangest things about retirement residences is that they don’t all have linen closets in their suites. At first glance it makes sense that they are left out, after all, a person living in a place with weekly linen service would only need two, maybe three sets of sheets and a few towels, so why would you need a linen closet right? Think again!

Not only are linen closets a classic hiding place for extra toilet paper, household supplies and knick-nacks, they are also a tradition. A household fixture. Although linen closets are typically cluttered and disorganized, most of the elderly clients we move expect they will have one in their new place. Sadly, at least 75% of the suites we move clients into do not.

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It’s Time to Say Goodbye…To Clutter

pat-smallBy Patrick Fagan

Move Manager, Act Together Moving Services 

We all accumulate extra stuff over the years but moving isn’t the only opportunity to pare down the clutter. An end of year review of 5 areas can serve as an excellent farewell for the non-sacred things we just don’t use or need any longer.  Continue reading

Home Adaptation Tips for Seniors

pat-smallBy Patrick Fagan

Move Manager, Act Together Moving Services 

Whether you want to live independently in your existing home (with or without robots) or are shopping for the perfect retirement residence, you can maximize your safety and comfort by being aware of common hazards, pitfalls and impractical design features that can create problems for seniors.This month I’ve collected 5 home adaptation tips which can help you evaluate the safety of a new home or your existing one.  Continue reading

Declutter Tips

Anney-smallBy Anney Ardiel
Move Manager, Act Together Moving Services

Organizing a drawer or cupboard can be hard work, but these common sense tricks of the trade will make your job way easier. Your reward is neat, uncluttered space with everything in its place!

Trick #1: Make a Plan

Decide how much time you have for the project so you don’t get caught having to abandon it halfway. Think about what supplies you’ll need and what space you’ll work in.

Trick #2: Assemble Before Beginning

Depending on your project, you might need garbage bags and recycling blue bins, cardboard boxes, zip lock bags, a marking pen, drawer dividers, a few small containers, cleaning supplies, broom or a vacuum. Gather what you’ll need before you begin. Continue reading

Clean Up the Clutter Zone

Anney-smallBy Anney Ardiel
Move Manager, Act Together Moving Services
I don’t think it’s common for people to wake up in the morning and bounce out of bed full of excitement at the prospect of cleaning out their garage. In fact, most people dread the idea of tackling the last bastion of storage (or sometimes the dumping ground) in their home. However, if you predict that you will be moving in the next year or two, it’s a good idea to begin to clean out your garage so that by the time your move rolls around your garage… Continue reading