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

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

3 Steps to Intentionally Design A Clutter-Free Life

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Regardless of where you are on your decluttering journey… Just getting started… Started but now you’re stuck and lost motivation… Finished decluttering and trying your best to maintain a clutter-free home… You’re probably wondering if it’s even possible to live a clutter-free life! I’m here to tell you that [...]

By |2021-11-18T11:13:21+00:00November 18th, 2021|8 Decluttering Methods., Baby Boomers, how do i get rid of stuff, lifestyle, retirement, Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer.|Comments Off on 3 Steps to Intentionally Design A Clutter-Free Life

Top 3 Secrets to Start Decluttering

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer I received a call from a woman the other day who sounded frustrated and stressed. She said, “I’ve been following you on Facebook for a long time and read all of your blogs.  I need your help!” She went on to say… I have a house full of stuff. [...]

By |2021-11-16T17:05:27+00:00November 16th, 2021|8 Decluttering Methods., Baby Boomers, decluttering tips, downsizing after retirement, downsizing for baby boomers, how do i get rid of stuff|Comments Off on Top 3 Secrets to Start Decluttering

Starting Over: Downsizing in Your 60s

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer There’s something different about turning 60. In some ways, it’s a realization that there’s more time behind you than there is in front of you. And for some reason, time seems to move faster than it did before. Or maybe you just become more aware of the fact that [...]

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

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