Minimalist Living: What is Clutter Blindness?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you ever gotten so used to seeing something that you don’t even notice it anymore? The boots and snow shovels from last winter that still sit in your mudroom. The old winter coats that no longer fit but take up room in your hall closet. The kid’s trophies [...]

Baby Boomers! We Have Too Much Stuff! What Are We Going to Do About It?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Do you know that the average American household has over 300,000 items in it according to LA Times? And many of us baby boomers have much more “stuff” than that! Perhaps you’ve become blinded to the actual amount of stuff you have in your home. You just don’t see [...]

3 Must-Haves if You Want to Succeed in Decluttering and Downsizing

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you are reading this blog, you are likely interested in how to successfully Declutter or Downsize and perhaps both. I’m sharing 3 of the must-have mindsets if you want to be successful on your decluttering and downsizing journey. Just like any other big project you have taken on [...]

Don’ts and Dos of Downsizing in Your 60s

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you are in your 60s, you might be thinking a lot about downsizing and decluttering: Moving to a smaller home. Preparing your home for aging in place. Getting your home and your life in order “just in case” something happens. Or maybe you just want a different kind [...]

Try These Minimalist Home Checklists 

Are You Ready To Try Minimalist Ideas In Your Home?  Minimalist design has grown quite popular recently. Are you interested in incorporating minimalist ideas into your home? Do you find yourself at a loss for where to start with minimalist home ideas? Is there perhaps too much stuff cluttering your home to really make use [...]

Downsizing and Decluttering in Your 60s: When and How to Start

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer “The secret to happiness is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” ~ Socrates What is it about turning 60 that changes us? I have a big birthday coming up soon so perhaps I’m being a little nostalgic, meaning this blog is coming [...]

Use These Minimalist Organization Tips 

Do You Want Minimalist Ideas For Your Minimalist Lifestyle?  Do you have too much stuff in your home? Are you ready to get rid of it and declutter your space? Too much clutter can lead to stress and dissatisfaction with your living space. Don’t let clutter rule your life – try minimalist designs in your [...]

5 Steps to Ensure a Successful Downsizing and Decluttering Journey

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer This blog is intended to set you up for success and lay a foundation with strategies for a successful decluttering and downsizing journey. If you are decluttering and downsizing, chances are you’re overwhelmed at the thought of the enormity of the job ahead of you. I know I was! [...]

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A Decluttering Home Checklist Regardless of Your Age

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer I just got off the phone with a new decluttering and downsizing client. Before we hung up, she thanked me profusely and then said, “I feel better already even though we haven’t even started! I already feel a huge sense of relief.” Why did she feel so relieved? Knowing [...]

3 Simple Ways to Manage Emotions When You Are Downsizing and Decluttering

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer For those of you who are either in the midst of decluttering and downsizing or if you were about to embark on this life-changing journey, there’s no way to minimize the impact that decluttering and downsizing can have on your emotions during the process. While it is much easier [...]

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