Now that you’re older you may want to move to a new location, downsize, or redecorate your current home after your kids leave the nest. No matter what you decide, there are so many great ways of making your home your own, no matter where you choose to lay your head.
Shop online to make it easier as you age
Fortunately, online shopping sites make it easy to buy things for your home so you never have to leave your house or lug big items out of your car. Just search for what you want in your computer browser and wait for it to arrive, sometimes as quickly as a day.
Add personal touches to your home to make it truly unique and decidedly YOU! Whether it’s new furniture, flowers, or mementos, you’ll find something you love by clicking on the links in the list below.
- Bed Bath and Beyond – This is one of my favorite stores for anything to do with kitchen, bed, or bath products but they also have decor, art, cleaning, storage, kids products, and much more. Make sure to use their gift and wedding registries and if you have kids going off to college you can get them set up easily.
- Etsy Home and Living – Find handmade and vintage items on this site. If you are looking for something unusual or handcrafted Etsy is the online site to shop on.
- Macy’s has everything you need to decorate your home and they often have great sales. Shop for furniture, bedding, kitchen and bath items, and much more.
- Groupon and Living Social – Both sites, owned by Groupon offer affordable deals on home goods and decor. You’ll find everything from mattresses to decorative pillows and decorations.
- Lillian Vernon – If you’re looking for personalized gifts, holiday decor, fun kitchen tools, rugs, office, kids, pets, teachers, and more this is the best place to do it. They’ve been personalizing gifts since 1951 and are known for their high-quality.
- Target – We all love Target. It’s the go-to place for just about everything but it’s also fun to shop on its online site. Plus, it’s easy to return items when you make a shopping mistake.
- Brightech Designer Lighting – This company has gorgeous designer reading, floor, and table lamps, as well as magnifying lamps. Indoor and outdoor lighting.
- Walmart is another one-stop store for everything from groceries to camping equipment. Let them ship you affordable items for your home and garden, personal products, clothing, and more.
- Amazon Prime – No matter what you’re looking for you can find it on Amazon and Prime gives you all sorts of perks including free shipping, grocery delivery, their streaming service, photo storage, and you name it, they have it.
Sleep better as you age
If you don’t have a comfortable bed to sleep on as you get older you may start to develop aches and pains. But shopping for a mattress can be a hassle too. I love that the companies below deliver mattresses in a box that are shipped to your door. Just unroll them and put them on your bed.
- Dream Cloud Mattresses – Dream Cloud is a high-end and luxurious mattress that will help you sleep like a baby. It’s a 15″ luxury hybrid mattress combining the best of latex, memory foam, handcrafted Cashmere, tufting, and coil technology to provide the best sleep money can buy. Its warranty is amazing. If you own a Dream Cloud or even use one and it breaks from normal use, the company will replace it at no charge. It doesn’t matter how old it is.
Home and Renter’s Insurance
- Lemonade Renters & Home Insurance – Protect the Stuff You Love – Covered by AI and driven by social good. This company is changing the business model of most insurance companies. By using technology they have devised a system that pays out fast and is affordable and hassle-free. Rather than keeping money that isn’t paid out, they donate it to non-profits that their policyholders care about. Endorsed by Ashton Kutcher and his team at Sound Ventures.
Aging in Place – make sure you incorporate Universal Design
- Universal design is where you make your home livable no matter what your age. To read more about it click here.
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