Aging in Place posts by Rita Wilkins. Rita is a renowned expert in decluttering and minimalism, empowering individuals to simplify their lives through practical tips and resources, while also captivating audiences as a professional speaker and author.

3 Simple Steps to Declutter the Most Challenging Areas in Your Home

If you want to learn how to declutter the most challenging areas in your home, you’ve got to read this blog and/or listen to this video on my YouTube channel. I will share with you three simple ways to declutter those areas once and for all. We all probably have at least one or two [...]

3 (Plus 1 More) Really Big Reasons I’m Not Shopping on Black Friday

I have a confession to make. I spent many years of my earlier life shopping for Black Friday bargains along with the rest of the crowds, waiting in line for stuff I didn’t need, and in some cases didn’t even want. Once home with my hands full of shopping bags filled with sale items, I [...]

Give Thanks For Minimalist Tips For Decluttering 

Don’t Allow Clutter To Cause You Stress  Are you living with too much stuff in a home that doesn’t have enough space? Are you tired of feeling stressed out because of clutter? If so, know you’re not alone. You don’t have to live with unwanted clutter – you can learn how to let go of [...]

Why Is It So Scary to Declutter and Downsize Our Home and Our Lives?

There are so many hidden emotional layers when it comes to decluttering and downsizing our homes things that no one wants to admit or talk about. On the surface, we all know how physically taxing and exhausting it can be. We also know how much time it is likely to take to sort, donate, and [...]

10 Secrets to Successfully Deal with Your Parents’ Clutter

Cleaning out your parents’ home can be a stressful task, especially if it’s full of decades of clutter. To make the process easier, here are 10 secrets to successfully deal with your parents’ clutter. These tips will help you efficiently and effectively organize, declutter, and dispose of the items in your parents’ home. 1.  Words [...]

By |2023-09-14T11:21:41+00:00September 12th, 2023|8 Decluttering Methods., Aging in place, baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, decluttering tips|Comments Off on 10 Secrets to Successfully Deal with Your Parents’ Clutter

15-Minute Clutter Busting Routines That Help Minimize Visible Clutter

A cluttered home is overwhelming and it’s both physically and mentally exhausting!   People who live in cluttered homes tend to procrastinate and avoid the obvious piles of mail and paperwork, dirty laundry, dirty dishes, unmade beds, and toys everywhere!   It’s just easier for them to ignore the clutter even though it creates a [...]

By |2023-09-15T14:58:37+00:00September 5th, 2023|8 Decluttering Methods., Aging in place, baby boomer downsizing, decluttering tips, how do i get rid of stuff, how to declutter|Comments Off on 15-Minute Clutter Busting Routines That Help Minimize Visible Clutter

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS OF DECLUTTERING YOUR HOME AND YOUR LIFE

BY RITA WILKINS JULY 30, 2023 LIFESTYLE ­­­Clutter. We’ve all experienced it on some level. Some of it is visible. Some of it is hidden from our sight. Physical and mental clutter have a funny way of creeping into our homes and our lives. Slowly but surely, we become inundated and overwhelmed by it, sometimes to the point [...]

By |2023-08-23T08:08:21+00:00August 16th, 2023|A Peek into Your Good Life, Aging in place, baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, decluttering tips, Emotional Clutter, how do i get rid of stuff, lifestyle, quick start decluttering|Comments Off on THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS OF DECLUTTERING YOUR HOME AND YOUR LIFE

Downsize? Age in place? Upsize? What is the right size for you right now?

At different stages of life, we often find ourselves contemplating the size of our homes and wondering if it truly aligns with our current needs and desires. Should we downsize, age in place, or perhaps upsize? It's a decision that requires careful consideration and a dash of courage. But fear not, for I have created [...]

By |2023-09-08T15:44:56+00:00June 14th, 2023|Aging in place, checklists to downsize, downsizing, downsizing after retirement, downsizing checklists, FB YouTube|Comments Off on Downsize? Age in place? Upsize? What is the right size for you right now?

How To Combat Clutter and Become Your Own Clutter Boss

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you look around your house right now, is it filled with clutter? Clutter is that daily reminder that you probably own too much stuff and that slowly but surely, it is overtaking your house…and your life. There’s the obvious clutter… The dirty dishes on the kitchen table or [...]

5 Years Later: What I Discovered When I Decluttered and Downsized

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer It was a little over 5 years ago when I downsized from my 5000-square-foot home in the country and move to an 867-square-foot condo in Philadelphia. I gave away 95% of my belongings. I can honestly say I have no regrets and I’ve never been happier. In the process, [...]

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