If the past few months have taught us anything, it’s this: Everyone wants to feel safe at home. 

Brooksby Village
With the curtains of a picture window open to a beautiful landscape in the background, a couch and an accent chair create a welcoming home in this Brooksby apartment.

It can be exciting to envision a fresh start in a brand-new space. As a personal moving consultant at Brooksby Village, an Erickson Living-managed community in Peabody, Mass., I see that excitement firsthand when future residents sort through dozens of floor plans to select their apartment home. 

An older Black couple holds item that are packed for moving. The gentleman on the left holds a sealed cardboard box and the woman on the right holds a laundry basket, which is filled with towels and a lamp.

When we think about moving, we often jump right to the nuts and bolts: how to start downsizing, where to find the right real estate agent, and when to put your house on the market. We don’t always pause to consider the overall attitude and energy we bring to our move.

An older woman smiles while packing a box. She is looking at a piece of paper in her hand like she is remember something.

Spring is just around the corner. It’s the perfect time of year to open the windows, sweep out the winter cobwebs, and start clearing out the clutter. But where do you begin? My advice: start small.

Get ahead of the spring selling season by listing your home this winter. Highly motivated buyers give you the advantage of a sellers market, meaning your can earn more in less time.

It may be cold outside, but if you’re a home-seller, the real estate market is just heating up! While spring is often considered the prime time of year to sell your house, in my experience, a winter move comes with a variety of unexpected and often overlooked advantages.

Snag the serious homebuyers

A woman rummages through her kitchen drawers, pulling out a variety of utensils.

The New Year’s Eve ball has dropped, the holiday craziness is winding down, and you finally have some time to think about what you want to accomplish in the year ahead. It’s common for people to make New Year’s resolutions toward health and wellness, but why not make this year about turning your home into a clean and happy environment?

Cocktail and dessert parties in your apartment home are just one way you can host a social gathering. Erickson Living communities offer a range of options for you to entertain family and friends, either at home or in one of the on-site dining venues.

If you enjoy entertaining a crowd, especially during the holidays, you may think that moving to a smaller living space will end that tradition. Well, think again! Erickson Living communities offer lots of options for hosting big bashes with family and friends. Remember, your home extends beyond the door of your apartment.

a person wearing pajamas puts items in a box labeled "Donations".

The air is cold and crisp; the leaves are falling; and familiar smells of pumpkin, peppermint, and cinnamon fill the air. You know what that means…

The holidays are approaching, so it’s time to dig out the decorations you’ve accumulated over the years and shower your home with holiday cheer.

A woman unrolls a a ream of bubble wrap while standing over a cardboard box for moving.

The objects in our homes are often filled with meaning. A special piece of jewelry may remind you of a favorite relative while a set of china may bring back happy memories of your wedding day. The idea of parting with these items can feel overwhelming.