rita

As you know for the last several months, I have been downsizing my 5,000 square foot home so that I can have a new, simpler lifestyle in a 1,000 square foot apartment in Center City Philadelphia.  Many weekends have been spent with family and friends, figuring out how to fit all the things that matter most to me in my new smaller home.

Over the course of the past few months, I have discovered that I am just one of many baby boomers who have joined the movement to intentionally live with less in smaller spaces.

In speaking to many family members, friends, and other baby boomers, I realized that many of us have had so much and are now choosing to unload our stuff. In doing so, we are reinventing ourselves and rediscovering what really matters.

Living in a small space will be a huge challenge, but one that I am excited about and one that I am choosing.  Even as a designer for 40 years, I am asking myself the question:

 

How do I edit 5,000 square feet of stuff into 1,000 square feet of space,

living simply and just with what I need?

 

Throughout the month of June, I will continue to share my downsizing journey that is leading me to living with less in a smaller space.  I will also give tips and insight of how to live in a smaller space, and innovative solutions to common pains of those living in smaller spaces.