By Rita Wilkins
The Downsizing Designer

When you look around your home, are you overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you’ve accumulated over all those years… wondering where and how to ever start getting rid of it all?

  • Your bookshelves and cabinets are filled with books, knickknacks, boxes of photos, and photo albums.
  • Your closets are stuffed to the brim with clothes you haven’t worn in years.
  • Your basement, attic, and maybe even your storage unit are filled with boxes that you have no idea what’s even in them.

It’s scary when you think about just how much stuff you own and just how much work it’s going to take to sort through all of it.

It’s only natural that when we get a little older, when we are in our 60s, that we start to think more seriously about decluttering, downsizing, and retirement.

You realize it’s finally time to start getting rid of things you have accumulated that you no longer want, need, or use.

You also start to realize just how much time and effort is needed to take care of all of your stuff.

That’s when a simpler, less cluttered, more manageable life starts to look very appealing!

And you also began to realize the mammoth undertaking you have in front of you… and that’s pretty scary!

The good news is that it’s not too late to start… but it is important to just get started!

By taking control of your stuff and your life sooner than later, you’ll immediately begin to experience a new lease on life.

  • More freedom, flexibility, mobility, and even less responsibility!
  • Less stress, less overwhelm, and less anxiety.

That’s what a clutter-free lifestyle provides.

In addition to providing you with more peace of mind, it will also lift the burden of having your kids and heirs who have to deal with all of your stuff when you are gone.

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5 Ways to Know If You Have Too Much Stuff

1. Everywhere you look there’s clutter. Countertops, cabinets, closets, drawers, and etc.

2. You can’t find what you want when you need it.

3. You realize how much time and energy you are wasting looking for things.

4. You are constantly making excuses for the way your home looks.

5. You end up buying replacement items for things you can’t find.

The most important thing is to acknowledge the fact that you have too much stuff… and that you need to start decluttering now before it’s too late.

To help you get started, I am launching a new online course called…

“8 Proven Methods to Start Decluttering.”

I created this course just for you. Once you find a decluttering method that works for you, once you make it a habit, clutter will no longer be an issue in your life.

What category of stuff do you have so much of that scares you?

Shoes? Handbags? Clothes?