Downsizing after retirement 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.

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 [...]

5 Minimalist Decluttering Checklists to Help You Finally Find Your Glasses

You won’t believe how these 5 decluttering checklists are revolutionizing the way people are approaching and succeeding at decluttering their homes and simplifying their lives! If you are overwhelmed by clutter and searching for ways to live a simpler life with less stuff and less stress, these 5 decluttering checklists might be the solution you [...]

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 [...]

Unleashing the Power of Checklists in Your Decluttering Journey 

Decluttering your home can seem like a monumental task, especially when you're unsure where to start or how to keep going. Fortunately, checklists can be a game-changer, simplifying the decluttering process and turning overwhelming chaos into manageable tasks. Here's how incorporating checklists into your decluttering efforts can help you efficiently reclaim your space and maintain [...]

Minimalist & Decluttering: How To Live A Simpler Life 

Less Is More – Living A Simpler, Minimalist Lifestyle  It’s a commonly held belief in our part of the world that bigger is always better. Many of us have found ourselves in a position where we always feel we need more. What if more isn’t always better, though? What if what you’re looking for isn’t [...]

Expert Tips and Strategies for Downsizing and Decluttering

Whether you are wanting to downsize to a smaller home and retirement, or to simply declutter the home you currently live in, the process can be overwhelming especially if you’re just starting out. These expert tips and strategies that I cover in this video and blog will help guide you and make the process easier [...]

Minimalist Decluttering With Minimalist Essentials 

How Can I Become A Minimalist?  Do you love minimalist design, but struggle to incorporate it into your own home? Do you find you have too much stuff and not enough space in your home? Would you like to learn how to get rid of clutter, how to let go of items, and how to [...]

My 5-Step Method to Declutter and Organize Your Home

Just like anything else, some people are naturally good at some things and totally clueless at others. My 2 sons have always teased me by telling people “Our mom can see through walls.” Meaning, that is easy for me to walk into a room as a designer and visualize many ideas for a finished space. [...]

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 [...]

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