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Being left at home with an empty nest can be a major adjustment.
When your children finally leave home, you'll be presented with a new found freedom and a variety of unexpected challenges.
Many empty nesters find their homes are too large once their kids move out and therefore opt to buy a smaller home in order to gain capital and reduce maintenance costs. These days though, some parents are hedging their bets in case their kids decide to move back in.
Deciding to downsize or stay put depends on your unique situation as downsizing isn’t always the right move, pardon the pun. It pays to closely examine your finances and motivations. Here are a few tips if you’re thinking of downsizing:
be clear about your reasons as it’ll help with your new home search
consider a condo if you plan on traveling as there’s very little maintenance
plan ahead for the years when stairs will become a challenge
make sure your new abode has room for future grandchildren :)
It’s a huge adjustment when the kids fly the coop but it’s also a great opportunity to pursue new hobbies and think about your own needs. If you're not quite ready to sell up and move on, consider transforming an old bedroom into your very own personal retreat.
Whether you decide to sell or not, it’s a great time to declutter your home when the kids move out so go through every room and get rid of anything you no longer need. Whatever you do, just make sure you turn your new found freedom into a positive experience by focusing on yourself.
HOW TO CREATE A FUNCTIONAL HOME OFFICE
Your home office doesn’t have to be a laptop on a couch cushion.
Many people are breaking the chains of the corporate world in order to pursue careers that allow them to work from home. Here are a few tips that’ll help you get the most out of your home office:
Plan Ahead - Make sure you plan out your space in advance so there’s enough room for a desk, chair and storage and don’t forget about your technology needs.
Get Creative - If you don’t have an office, consider alternatives such as a guest room, sunroom or other unused space that’ll give you a designated area to work uninterrupted.
Stand Up - Consider purchasing a stand up desk as it can increase productivity and it’s much better for your posture.
Lighten Up - Position lighting so there's a nice even flow and if possible, choose a room with lots of natural light. A few plants will also add to the atmosphere.
Sound Off - Hard surfaces tend to amplify sounds but carpets, rugs and fabric window treatments will help absorb excessive noise.
Boundaries - Choose a private spot and don't use it as a dumping ground for non-business related items. When you work from home, it’s critical to separate your work from home life.
A well laid out and functional office is key to working effectively from home, but without a specific game plan, you’ll waste a lot of time and money. Planning ahead means you’ll be able to spend your time taking care of business and being productive!
GRILLED PINEAPPLE ON THE BBQ
Grilled pineapple is an easy, delicious finale to a backyard BBQ!
Grilling fresh fruit caramelizes its natural sugars and this simple yet scrumptious dessert tastes even better with a side of vanilla ice cream! Here's what you'll need:
1 pineapple, cored and peeled
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. melted butter
Lightly oil the grill and preheat the BBQ to medium. Cut the pineapple into 1 inch slices. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Brush pineapple with butter and then pat on sugar mixture. BBQ for 5 minutes, turning occasionally. Serve and enjoy!
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