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 [...]

8 Reasons Why Many Baby Boomers Fail At Decluttering

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer As I was preparing to write this blog, I originally thought I might have 3 good reasons why many baby boomers might fail at decluttering, but the more I started to think about it, there are many more than just 3. I’m going to share with you 8 reasons [...]

5 Tips: How to Get Your Spouse on Board When Decluttering Your Home

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you ever found yourself saying… “It’s so much easier to declutter and get organized when my spouse is not around.” Or “He doesn’t really help, he just complains or gets in my way” As the Downsizing Designer, I can’t tell you how often I hear these kinds of [...]

A Checklist for Finding The “Right Size” Home

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Not all baby boomers are downsizing. That might sound funny coming from me, the Downsizing Designer, but what is happening is that baby boomers are trying to figure out what the “right size” house is for them at this stage of their lives. After all, lives change, people change, [...]

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 And Starting Over: How to Successfully Combine Households in A Second Marriage

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer As an interior designer for over 35 years, I’ve often been asked to consult with clients who are merging households so they can create a common vision, avoid unnecessary arguments, and create a path forward together. Read my recent article: The Dueling Downsizers The bottom line, both parties want [...]

By |2021-12-10T19:33:34+00:00December 9th, 2021|baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, downsizing after retirement, downsizing for baby boomers, downsizing in your 70s, downsizing tips, Interior design, living in smaller spaces, minimalism, simplicity, simplify your life|Comments Off on Downsizing And Starting Over: How to Successfully Combine Households in A Second Marriage

Why You Should Declutter Your Home 

You Don’t Have To Live With A Cluttered Home  If you’re overwhelmed by the clutter in your home and would like professional help to learn how to start decluttering – you’re in luck! My name is Rita Wilkins. Some know me as the Downsizing Designer. Once, I too lived with too much clutter. Now, I [...]

How To Get Started 

Learn How To Get Started On Decluttering Your Home Today  Is your home a mess of clutter? Do you find yourself longing to declutter your home, but find you don’t even know how to get started? Don’t worry – you’re not the first to find yourself in this position. I’m Rita Wilkins, also known as [...]

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