Checklists to downsize 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.

When I Saw Grandma‘s Kitchen Table in a Thrift Store, It Made Me Cry

Note:  A real story shared with me by one of my millennial followers. "My grandma loved that table! Why didn’t I accept it when she offered it to me last year while she was still alive? ~ Zach It breaks my heart that I was too preoccupied with my own life to listen to her [...]

IT’S JUST GRANDMA’S OLD STUFF… UNTIL IT’S VINTAGE. THEN IT’S CHIC!

BY RITA WILKINS JUNE 26, 2024 LIFESTYLE A few weeks ago, I produced a YouTube video that went viral, “Mom, Thanks but No Thanks: The Rebellion Against Family Heirlooms.” Watched by tens of thousands of millennials, Gen X, and Baby Boomers alike, it struck a chord and became a great conversation starter between parents and their kids about what [...]

Minimalism Through the Generations: A Diverse Approach to Decluttering 

Why Decluttering Appeals Across Generations  Despite their differences, all generations can agree on the stress-relieving benefits of decluttering. A minimalist approach helps enhance focus, increase productivity, and reduce anxiety. Decluttering is not just about creating more physical space; it's about making room for more health, happiness, and freedom in life.  Baby Boomers: Preserving With Purpose  [...]

Transform Your Space with the 15-Minute Decluttering Burst Method 

Feeling overwhelmed by the thought of decluttering your home? You're not alone. Many of us look around at the clutter and feel defeated before we even begin. The key to overcoming this daunting feeling is simpler than you might think: short, focused bursts of decluttering. Here’s how investing just 15 minutes at a time can [...]

“MOM, THANKS, BUT NO THANKS!”: THE REBELLION AGAINST FAMILY HEIRLOOMS

BY RITA WILKINS MAY 13, 2024 LIFESTYLE There was a time when heirs were excited to receive their parents’ and grandparents’ most prized possessions. Their fine bone china, lead crystal, and sterling silver were not only welcomed but proudly displayed and regularly used. If we didn’t have room in our homes, we either passed them on to relatives [...]

9 Quick Ways to Kickstart or Restart Your Decluttering Journey

Decluttering Your Home Is an Enormous Task It’s easy to feel intimidated and overwhelmed by the enormity of the task. So how do you get started or get restarted? Try These 9 Quick and Easy Strategies to Start or Continue Your Decluttering Journey: 1.  Start small. It’s been proven that by starting small with just [...]

How Decluttering in My 60s Changed My Life (And How It Can Change Yours Too!)

The Clutter Mystery Did you know that, according to a University of California study, the average American home has over 300,000 items in it? 300,000 items! No wonder Americans are stressed out by the amount of stuff in their homes. No wonder we are having difficulty concentrating, focusing, and getting things done. No wonder one [...]

Simplify Your Life in Just 3 Easy Steps

In this blog I’m going to show you how to simplify your life in just 3 easy steps. You will not believe the difference it can make in living a simpler, more balanced, and more peaceful life! If you are feeling overwhelmed and stressed by the overabundance of clutter in your home and in your [...]

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 [...]

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