Rita, the downsizing designer, shares the challenges of downsizing and creating a minimalist lifestyle.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Embrace Minimalist Lifestyle: 10 Warning Signs You Have Too Much Stuff!

This topic, 10 Warning Signs You Have Too Much Stuff was inspired by a desperate call I received a few weeks ago from a woman who finally realized the clutter was a real issue in her life and that she had been denying it, even ignoring it until… One night she drove up to her [...]

How To Declutter Your Home Before Your Holiday Party 

How To Achieve Minimalist Living And Minimalist Design With Decluttering  Are you frustrated by the clutter in your home? Do you feel overwhelmed because you have too much stuff and not enough space? If so, know you’re not alone. Like you, many have struggled to achieve their minimalist design dreams because they don’t know how [...]

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 [...]

Act Fast For This Holiday Decluttering Bundle Deal! 

Learn Decluttering Minimalist Tips And Tricks Today  While many people may want to learn how to lead a more minimalist lifestyle or how to declutter their homes, figuring out how isn’t always easy. After all, you may not even know how to get started decluttering. You may not know how to stay motivated to declutter. [...]

5 Types of Emotional Clutter That Prevent Us from Decluttering

Physical clutter is one thing, but emotional clutter is quite another! It’s easy to recognize physical clutter because we can see it. It clutters our countertops and desktops. It messes up our closets and dresser drawers. It is on full display in our garage and then in our basement. But emotional clutter is not visible, [...]

Give Thanks For Minimalist Tips For Decluttering 

Don’t Allow Clutter To Cause You Stress  Are you living with too much stuff in a home that doesn’t have enough space? Are you tired of feeling stressed out because of clutter? If so, know you’re not alone. You don’t have to live with unwanted clutter – you can learn how to let go of [...]

Help! I Can’t Stop Holding Onto “Just In Case Stuff”

We are probably all guilty of holding onto some things “just in case” we might need them or want them. I get it! I’m guilty too! I still have a hard time getting rid of my business suits although I rarely wear them anymore. Sometimes we DO need to be prepared in the event that [...]

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 [...]

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