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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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