Minimalist Living: What is Clutter Blindness?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you ever gotten so used to seeing something that you don’t even notice it anymore? The boots and snow shovels from last winter that still sit in your mudroom. The old winter coats that no longer fit but take up room in your hall closet. The kid’s trophies [...]

How To Lead A Minimalist Lifestyle 

Do You Want To Live A Minimalist Lifestyle?  Are you tired of all the clutter in your home? Do you dream of living a minimalist lifestyle? Do you wish you could easily learn minimalist tips for decluttering your home? If so – I have good news for you! Hi, I’m Rita Wilkins, the Downsizing Designer. [...]

Don’ts and Dos of Downsizing in Your 60s

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you are in your 60s, you might be thinking a lot about downsizing and decluttering: Moving to a smaller home. Preparing your home for aging in place. Getting your home and your life in order “just in case” something happens. Or maybe you just want a different kind [...]

Downsizing and Decluttering in Your 60s: When and How to Start

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer “The secret to happiness is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” ~ Socrates What is it about turning 60 that changes us? I have a big birthday coming up soon so perhaps I’m being a little nostalgic, meaning this blog is coming [...]

How To Get Started Decluttering

You Can Get Started Decluttering Your Home Today  You’ve made the decision to start decluttering your home. You want to get rid of all those things you don’t need. However, getting started on decluttering is the hardest part. You’re not sure how to take that first step. Don’t worry – you don’t have to start [...]

There’s Something About Turning 60 That Changes You

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Perhaps it’s that you see your clock ticking right before your eyes. You have less life in front of you than behind you. You have so much more you want to accomplish. You’re not done yet! In fact, you are so ready to go for it, to live life [...]

By |2022-03-14T07:47:47+00:00March 15th, 2022|Aging in place, baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, lifestyle, simplify your life|Comments Off on There’s Something About Turning 60 That Changes You

Downsizing And Starting Over in Your 60s Is Emotional: How to Design the Life You Really Want

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you’re in your 60s or 70s, perhaps you have already downsized. You might be saying, “Why didn’t I downsize sooner?” You might be experiencing a home and a lifestyle that is better suited for you at this stage of your life. You have more time, energy, and freedom [...]

By |2022-02-17T11:24:54+00:00February 17th, 2022|A Peak into Your Good Life, Aging in place, baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer., simplicity, simplify your life, Starting the Good Life|Comments Off on Downsizing And Starting Over in Your 60s Is Emotional: How to Design the Life You Really Want

Why Declutter Your Home? 

Are You Ready To Downsize And Declutter?  If so, you’re in the right place. Hi, I’m Rita Wilkins – known to many as the Downsizing Designer! There are many out there who want to learn how to declutter their homes but simply aren’t sure how to get started. That’s where I step in. I was [...]

How to Make a New House YOUR Home

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you recently moved into a new house and it still doesn’t feel like home? Or  Maybe you bought a house someone else used to live in and you were having a hard time making it feel like your own home. This is not unusual. I’ve heard it many [...]

By |2022-01-20T10:27:57+00:00January 20th, 2022|Aging in place, baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, challenges of downsizing, Green Design, Healthcare Design, Interior design, lifestyle|Comments Off on How to Make a New House YOUR Home

The “Right Size” Home Checklist

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you’re a baby boomer you might be wondering if you should stay in your existing house even if the kids have grown and have homes of their own, or whether you should downsize or “right size” to a home that better suits your current lifestyle as an empty [...]

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