Lifestyle Design: What Is It? How Does It Work?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Let me ask you a question. Did you jump out of bed today so excited about doing work you love, being with people you love, and doing what lights you up? Or Did you have to drag yourself out of bed, dreading going to a job you can’t stand, [...]

How To Combat Clutter and Become Your Own Clutter Boss

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you look around your house right now, is it filled with clutter? Clutter is that daily reminder that you probably own too much stuff and that slowly but surely, it is overtaking your house…and your life. There’s the obvious clutter… The dirty dishes on the kitchen table or [...]

Top 5 Decluttering Tips for Retirement

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you are starting to prepare for retirement, chances are you’re also thinking about how to get rid of a lot of excess stuff in your home so you can make room for that new stage of life filled with more freedom and a lot less stuff. It’s actually [...]

Learn Decluttering Tips And Tricks Today 

Where Can I Find Decluttering Checklists?  Learning any new skill can seem intimidating at first, especially if you’re not quite sure where to start. Learning about decluttering, however, doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, learning about decluttering and minimalism can be easy when you have the right tools, such as decluttering checklists, workbooks, and [...]

5 Years Later: What I Discovered When I Decluttered and Downsized

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer It was a little over 5 years ago when I downsized from my 5000-square-foot home in the country and move to an 867-square-foot condo in Philadelphia. I gave away 95% of my belongings. I can honestly say I have no regrets and I’ve never been happier. In the process, [...]

A Minimalist Home: 6 Minimalist Decluttering Tips for Curating Your Home

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones. You’ve already downsized to a smaller, more manageable home and in the process, you got rid of a lot of the things that you no longer wanted, needed, or used. Like all of those boxes in the basement or attic that [...]

Declutter This Holiday Season 

How Can I Learn How To Declutter?  Are you living with too much clutter? Do you want to learn how to declutter and downsize your life but find you don’t know where to start? Do you wish you could find an easy guide such as a decluttering checklist to help you out?  Hi, I’m Rita [...]

How To Start Over in Your 60s: A New Minimalist Lifestyle

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Are you at a new stage of your life and you want or need to start all over? If you’re in your 60s, you might be an empty nester. Your house feels empty (although a little less cluttered.) You might be wondering “what’s next?” If you’re retired or pre-retired, [...]

Easy Ways To Learn About Decluttering 

How Can I Live A Minimalist Lifestyle?  Are you intrigued by minimalist designs? Do you wish you could have a minimalist design in your home, but don’t know where to start? Do you want to live a more minimalist lifestyle? The trick to being able to live a more minimalist lifestyle is knowing how to [...]

Top 5 Tips to Stay Focused When Decluttering for Retirement

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer For many of you baby boomers in your 50s and 60s, you’re thinking about retirement… A life after career A life filled with more fun and less stress A smaller home with less work and less expense When you look around your home at all of the stuff you’ve [...]

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