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 [...]

Declutter Your Home After The Holidays 

Are You Eager To Get Rid Of Clutter After The Holiday Season?  Clutter in your home can be a great cause of stress – and sometimes after the holiday season that clutter can be all the worse! This holiday season, what if you were prepared to get rid of the clutter? What if you could learn how [...]

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 [...]

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Is Clutter Preventing You from Enjoying the Holidays?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer One of my decluttering clients shared this with me the other day: “I thought holidays were supposed to be fun when you have little kids! They look forward to it all year and so do I, but now that the holiday season is actually here, I’m so stressed out [...]

By |2021-12-16T15:09:55+00:00December 16th, 2021|decluttering tips, downsizing, downsizing after retirement, downsizing for baby boomers, downsizing in your 70s, simplify your life|Comments Off on Is Clutter Preventing You from Enjoying 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

Why You Should Declutter Your Home 

You Don’t Have To Live With A Cluttered Home  If you’re overwhelmed by the clutter in your home and would like professional help to learn how to start decluttering – you’re in luck! My name is Rita Wilkins. Some know me as the Downsizing Designer. Once, I too lived with too much clutter. Now, I [...]

How To Get Started 

Learn How To Get Started On Decluttering Your Home Today  Is your home a mess of clutter? Do you find yourself longing to declutter your home, but find you don’t even know how to get started? Don’t worry – you’re not the first to find yourself in this position. I’m Rita Wilkins, also known as [...]

How Do I Downsize And Declutter?

Baby Boomers Are Looking To Downsize And Declutter  More and more baby boomers are making the decision to simplify their lives through downsizing and decluttering. Are you ready to do the same? Hi, I’m Rita Wilkins – the Downsizing Designer. After downsizing my life, I live with 95% less than what I once owned, and [...]

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 [...]

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