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Entries for 2017



The Benefits of Downsizing as an Aging Adult

 Posted by Robert Ray on December 29, 2017 at 9:45 AM
There are several lifestyle changes associated with senior living. One of the biggest and most beneficial changes is downsizing. This is the process of purchasing a smaller or less expensive home as a retiree or aging adult. This means less home to maintain or pay for as a senior, which is a major benefit for many. There are multiple benefits to downsizing” Avoid Mounting Expenses – as a homeowner, home maintenance can be expensive. Unexpected is...

Winter is the Best Time for Estate Auctions

 Posted by Robert Ray on December 14, 2017 at 10:35 AM
Are you preparing to have an estate auction? Winter can be the best season to hold these types of auctions. There are a few reasons that people schedule them during this time of year, here are just a few reasons to consider doing so. 1.   There is Less Competition in the WinterEstate auctions are extremely popular in that people are always in search of good deals. However, there is major competition during the spring and summer, as yard and ...

Holiday Gift Ideas for Caregivers

 Posted by Robert Ray on December 7, 2017 at 2:12 PM
By Beverly Nelson, creator of Stand Up For Caregivers, for Caring Transitions®The holidays are a time where we can really show our gratitude for those who provide essential services in our lives and the lives of our loved ones. From the people who take care of and teach our children to the caregivers who watch over our elderly loved ones, life without them would not only be more challenging, but often, less fulfilling.If you’re looking for ways t...

Caring Transitions Featured on!

 Posted by Robert Ray on December 6, 2017 at 11:09 AM
Exciting news! Caring Transitions was recently featured in an article on! is a nationally recognized service that is part of the network and allows users to search and connect to their network of licensed and insured movers. Caring Transitions is proud to be a part of that network and the feature outlines the services we offer to seniors looking to downsize, relocate, or host an estate sale. Click on th...

5 Tips for a Stress Free Holiday

 Posted by Robert Ray on December 4, 2017 at 8:34 AM
The holiday season is about spending quality time with the ones we love. Quite often this simple fact is buried by finding the perfect gift, cooking the most delicious dish, or hosting a memorable gathering. According to, the season “can bring stress starting in November and go straight through until the new year. We experience a combination of stressors related to financial costs of the holidays, family coming to stay and the co...

Cutting Edge Gifts for Tech Savvy Seniors

 Posted by Robert Ray on December 4, 2017 at 7:51 AM
The beauty of technology is the way it advances in ease of use year over year. Many people believe there are limited tech gift options for seniors. We want to encourage you to change the way you think of both seniors and technology. Seniors are adapting to technology at alarming rates. According to Pew Research some seniors, “report owning and using various technologies at rates similar to adults under the age of 65.” Keeping this in mind, there’...

Great Gifts for Active Seniors

 Posted by Robert Ray on December 4, 2017 at 7:18 AM
As seniors live longer, many remain active. Active seniors are living healthier longer lives. According to a recent study by The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics called Older Americans: Key Indicators of Well-Being, people who reach age 65 will live another 18.5 years. Many of these seniors are in excellent health and ready to take on the world. If this reminds you of a wonderful senior in your life, this article is here to m...

Estate Sales After the Loss of a Loved One

 Posted by Robert Ray on December 1, 2017 at 10:03 AM
The loss of a loved one is difficult and often accompanied by numerous emotions. There is very little time to mourn the loss, as there are several business affairs that also require your immediate attention. Caring Transitions understands the challenges that families face and is here to help ease the burden. We offer assistance with estate sales to help eliminate some of the stress that families endure during these times. ...

Caring Transitions® Was Featured in The Wall Street Journal

 Posted by Robert Ray on November 16, 2017 at 10:27 AM
Caring Transitions®, a national leader in senior relocation, downsizing, estate sales, and online auctions, was featured in the Wall Street Journal article, Ready to Downsize? There's Plenty of Help. The article highlights the options families and their loved ones have to lighten the often overwhelming load downsizing can become. Caring Transitions provides older adults and their families throughout the U.S. with the most trusted, respected and ...

Black Friday Extravaganza Capitol Hill Estate Sale

 Posted by Robert Ray on November 10, 2017 at 10:07 AM
Join the Caring Transitions of Greater Washington, DC for a Black Friday estate sale! Sale Dates:Friday, November 24: 10 am - 3 pmSaturday, November 25: 10 am - 3 pmPreview this estate sale here: Sale address will follow, but sign up at the link above to get all of our estate sale information sent directly to your inbox.
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