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 [...]

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 [...]

Downsized? How to Decorate Your New Smaller Home for the Holidays

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer At this stage of life, you’re looking forward to a simpler lifestyle with less clutter, more freedom, new friends, and new memories. Your kids are now grown and have left the nest. You might be single, widowed, or a couple. No matter what, holidays have changed for you. The once [...]

By |2021-12-24T11:32:28+00:00December 21st, 2021|Aging in place, baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, decluttering tips, Design, design ideas, design trends, downsizing, downsizing after retirement, downsizing for baby boomers|Comments Off on Downsized? How to Decorate Your New Smaller Home for the Holidays

A Sneak Peek: The Downsizing Designer’s Holiday Home Décor

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Welcome to my “NEW” old home (built in 1780)! This past summer, I moved from my jewel box apartment in Philadelphia, right-sizing to a beautiful Hallmark-like Village in historic New Castle DE on the Delaware River. When I started to decorate for the holidays, I committed to keeping my [...]

By |2021-12-13T12:46:12+00:00December 14th, 2021|Aging in place, baby boomer downsizing, how to downsize, how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, Interiors, Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer.|Comments Off on A Sneak Peek: The Downsizing Designer’s Holiday Home Décor

Downsizing is Emotional: Learning to Live with Less So You Can Live More

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you’re in your 60’s or 70’s, you have probably at least thought about and maybe talked about downsizing to a smaller more manageable home. For many, downsizing is a choice… a decision to live a simpler, less cluttered life so you can have more time, money, freedom to [...]

By |2021-11-11T14:23:31+00:00November 9th, 2021|8 Decluttering Methods., Aging in place, baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, decluttering tips, downsizing in your 70s, Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer.|Comments Off on Downsizing is Emotional: Learning to Live with Less So You Can Live More

How And Why to Start Downsizing This Fall

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you been thinking about downsizing? Has it been on your mind for quite a while… even though you may not be downsizing for a few months or even a few years from now? Did you know that fall might actually be one of the best times to start [...]

6 Lifestyle Design Trends That Will Impact the Way You Live in Retirement

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Face it, none of us are getting any younger. The pandemic shifted many of our priorities and helped us to focus on what really matters. It changed the way we live our lives right now and how we want to live our lives in the future. As an interior [...]

By |2021-09-06T07:34:28+00:00September 7th, 2021|Aging in place, Baby Boomers, downsizing after retirement, downsizing for baby boomers, downsizing in your 70s, downsizing tips, lifestyle|Comments Off on 6 Lifestyle Design Trends That Will Impact the Way You Live in Retirement

Downsizing For Retirement In Your 60s 

Ready To Prepare For Retirement In Your 60s By Downsizing?  Are you looking into retirement? Not sure if you should keep your current living situation or move into somewhere smaller and more affordable? Wondering how you’ll manage all of your stuff in a smaller living situation? Hi, I’m Rita Wilkins, the Downsizing Designer. Not so long ago, I was [...]

Life Changing Decision to Downsize in Your 60s

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer The thought of Downsizing strikes fear in the hearts of many baby boomers. The thought of leaving the home where they raised their kids, the memories, and the neighbors they would leave behind. The monumental task of going through and getting rid of years of accumulations, everything from inherited [...]

By |2021-08-11T14:18:05+00:00August 12th, 2021|Aging in place, baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, challenges of downsizing|Comments Off on Life Changing Decision to Downsize in Your 60s

The Physical and Emotional Challenges Faced When Downsizing in Your 60s and 70s

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer In my career as an interior designer, I have helped clients upsize, right size, and downsize. Moving is a challenge no matter what your age or size of your home, but there is something different and very unique when you choose to downsize in your 60s and 70s. For [...]

By |2021-07-22T13:27:51+00:00July 22nd, 2021|Aging in place, baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, downsizing, downsizing after retirement, downsizing for baby boomers, downsizing in your 70s, downsizing tips|Comments Off on The Physical and Emotional Challenges Faced When Downsizing in Your 60s and 70s

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