AARP: More Baby Boomers Want Relaxing Getaways in 2018

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A new survey from AARP Travel finds that baby boomers report fewer vacation barriers heading into 2018 and express a stronger urge to relax and rejuvenate during their trips than in previous years. In 2018, 20 percent of boomers don’t expect to face any barriers to leisure travel, compared with […] Read more »

5 reasons why tapping an interior designer is totally worth it

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Lounging on your (admittedly meh) couch drooling over home decor magazines is one way to spend a Saturday. But how about actually creating your own cozy oasis? Before you eschew the idea with an “I’d love to, but [insert excuse here],” Homepolish interior designer Kerry Vasquez wants you to know that transforming […] Read more »

Forecast: Home Style Trends That Will Be Everywhere in 2018

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This year was all about hygge, the Scandinavian concept of coziness — both as a home style and way of living. Although some of the coziness has stayed, in 2018 people will be gravitating toward more natural and earthy vibes. From earthy colors to literal recycling, adding a sense of nature […] Read more »

How Having Less Actually Feels Like More

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Less is more.  We’ve heard that phrase A LOT. There’s a good reason for this… in most cases it’s actually true! For a lot of us, letting go and having less can seem scary at first because we are taught to believe that we need all of the things we […] Read more »

Downsizing baby boomers face choice

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            After 20 years of a car-centric lifestyle in a large house in Bethesda, Maryland, and nearly a decade of lobbying her husband, Roxanne Littner achieved her goal of moving into the District of Columbia. “My husband was more attached to the house than I […] Read more »

Before and After: 9 Small-Bathroom Transformations That Wow

In 2017, we featured lots of inspiring bathroom remodels, but it was the small bathroom transformations that really had us saying wow. Many times, we could hardly believe it was the same space. Let’s take a look at nine bathroom makeovers that happened within 60 square feet or less. Maybe […] Read more »

More From Less: The Benefits of Downsizing

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Like anything big decision  in  our lives, there are many pros and cons in making the choice to downsize in retirement.  After reading this story of baby boomers who decided to downsize their home, you will feel more informed about what kind of lifestyle you want to live in retirement […] Read more »

4 Signs You Should Downsize in 2018

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        Making the decision to downsize your home can be hard. For many, it’s where you watched your family grow. It’s your source of comfort and filled with memories. It’s safe to say that many homeowners don’t typically dream of the day they buy a smaller home. […] Read more »

2017: A Year of Saying “YES!” to Life

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WRITTEN by RITA S. WILKINS My first year as a City Girl, has been like being a kid on a brand new playground. So much to do! So much to see! So much to experience! When I moved to Philadelphia just 1 year ago, I chose to say “YES” and to embrace almost […] Read more »

Downsizing like a lot of boomers? Cut the clutter first!

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Here’s something that ought to get your attention: “Your Household Clutter Is Costing You a Bundle.” That comes from award-winning journalist Nancy Fitzgerald, who wrote a very helpful piece for our friends at NextAvenue.org in which she offers six ways to get organized and, she says, put cash in your […] Read more »