Alivio Downsizing

How To Prepare For A Downsize

Downsizing your home can be a significant life change that requires thoughtful planning and preparation. It can also come with some challenges but with the right planning and preparation, it can also be a great opportunity to simplify your life. Downsizing…

Simplifying the Process of Estate Settlement

The process of estate settlement can be daunting, time-consuming, and emotionally draining for family members, especially when they are already dealing with the loss of a loved one. Estate clearing is the process of organizing, sorting, and disposing of the…

Winter Moving Safety Tips for the Elderly

Going through the moving process at any time of the year can be a stressful ordeal. Moving during the Winter, however, brings its own set of challenges and safety hazards. This is especially true for older adults. Winter moves are…

Downsizing An Apartment? Here’s What You Need To Know

If you are the loved one of a senior who needs assistance with the downsizing of their apartment in the Greater Toronto Area, you’re likely feeling overwhelmed; logistically, there are a lot of details to for the proper reappropriation of their belongings.…

Tips for a Smoother, Less Stressful Move

Moving seniors can be quite different from previous moves experienced because of extra elements involved, such as health, mobility, vision, time restrictions, and home size. Preparing before can be the difference between a happy move, where everything goes smoothly and…

How to Have a Smooth Transition into a Retirement Community

The move from living at home to living in a Retirement Community is a big step for everyone involved.  Undoubtedly, it will be a change for family members and friends.  However, it is important to remember one thing. The person who…

How To Declutter Your Storage Room

Most of us- if not all of us- have a storage room.  The name of this area may be called something different in each household. The shed, the file room, the second office, the “do not enter because too much stuff could…

The Best Gifts That Don’t Add To Clutter

Getting the perfect gift for a loved one can sometimes be difficult.  Whether it’s to celebrate a birthday, or a special holiday, no one wants to give a gift that will simply be put to the side to collect dust. …

Decluttering Tips for Hoarders and Their Loved Ones

According to Merriam-Webster’s, hoarding is defined as, “the compulsion to continually accumulate a variety of items that are often considered useless or worthless by others; accompanied by an inability to discard the items without great distress” At Alivio Solution, we are experts…

Are You Ready to Downsize Your Home?

Every family home has a story: the ups and downs of building a life together, the joy of raising children, and the warmth between friends and family. Between those walls, you’ve created a lifetime of memories that you’ll hold on…

The Effects of Social Isolation in Seniors

In an effort to help break the stigma and raise awareness on mental health, we need to start conversations to foster a culture of support. #BellLetsTalk Day is a great initiative that continues to work as a driver towards chipping away…

10 Benefits of Downsizing

It’s no secret; downsizing your home is a big life transition but it does come with many wonderful benefits. There are so many reasons to downsize. Sometimes it’s a choice based on exciting life events such as becoming empty nesters or retiring…

CPP Death Benefit & More

Did you know that if a contributor to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) passes, the estate is eligible for a one-time Death Benefit payment (to a maximum of $2500), and possibly a monthly survivor’s pension or children’s benefit? The process of dealing with the death…

An Organized Downsizing Process

Know where you’re going! It’s important to plan things out. You don’t want to be in a situation where you arrive at the new place and realize you still have too many things. Try to have the approximate size of…

What to do After Your Last Goodbye

After you’ve said goodbye to the one you love, the unfortunate truth is that most of us don’t get to sit with our feelings and absorb the grief. Although Alivio Solution is there to support you in dealing with one of the…