Downsizing for Baby Boomers 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.

5 Downsides to Downsizing

If you are considering downsizing, this blog is intended to help you weigh some pros and cons before you make such a big decision.  As the “Downsizing Designer,” I’m frequently asked if there are downsides to downsizing. The short answer is downsizing may or may not be right for you. It all depends. The truth [...]

Decluttering? 4 Tricks to Stay Motivated When You Want to Quit

How do you stay motivated when you want to quit? That’s the million-dollar question that many would love to know the answer to because it can be applied to just about anything when you have the urge to quit: Losing weight Getting fit Decluttering your stuff Maybe if you’re a robot you’re not tempted to [...]

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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 [...]

Craving A Simpler Life with Less? Don’t Just Talk About It, Do It!

I ran into a former client recently and she said, “Deciding to live a simpler life, was the best thing I ever did for myself!” She went on to say that she had absolutely no regrets about choosing not only to declutter her stuff but to also downsize to a smaller home. She said that [...]

My Kids Are Minimalists: What Can I Give Them for Christmas?

I’ve had so many requests from those who follow me to address the subject of what to give your minimalist kids for Christmas.  You want to respect their lifestyle and their choice of living with less. As a matter of fact, you admire their choice and you don’t want to change them, but you do [...]

Books I Love to Read and To Give (Bonus: Clutter-Free Gift Ideas for The Minimalist in Your Life)

The holidays are here and you might be looking for a few gift ideas for people on your list who are trying to declutter… not add clutter to their lives. For me, books are my go-to gifts whether hardback, paperback, or audio. If you have a reader on your list, I’ve compiled a short but [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

3 Creative Ways to Deal with “Other People’s Clutter”

If someone else’s trash is another person’s treasure… Why is it that someone else’s stuff is cluttered but yours is not? Why is it so much easier to declutter other people’s stuff rather than our own? Perhaps you’ve heard yourself complaining about “my husband's stuff, my wife’s stuff, or my kids’ stuff.” While it might [...]

5 Ways A Minimalist Lifestyle Will Change You and Your Life Forever

The journey to becoming a minimalist doesn’t happen overnight. It can take years of self-discovery. It’s a journey that requires deep courage and commitment, sometimes painful introspection to confront old beliefs and self-sabotaging habits. The journey will help you discover what matters most to you, so you can weed out anything that doesn’t align with [...]

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