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 [...]

What To Do When Your Kids Leave Home But Their Stuff Stays?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer For those of you who are decluttering, getting ready to downsize, or age-in-place, are you wondering how to get your adult kids to remove their stuff that might be sitting in their childhood bedrooms, your attic, garage, or basement? This is a real problem and an emotional one for [...]

3 Best Ways to Cure Clutter Creep and Chaos

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you ever listened to what your clutter is trying to tell you? You know… that clutter that’s everywhere! Your kitchen counter, your dining room table, your bathroom countertops. Every time you think you’ve cleaned it off and decluttered, it sneaks back in to haunt you! All of that [...]

How to Emotionally Let Go of Sentimental Clutter

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Do you hold onto things that are sentimental to you because you are afraid if you let go of them, you will lose the memories associated with them? Several years ago, after our mom and dad passed away, my siblings and I were cleaning out their home… The home [...]

Transform Your Home and Your Life: Downsize and Declutter Like a Minimalist

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer The pandemic taught us many things, perhaps one of the most important lessons: Stand back and look at your life through a new lens. Rethink what matters most, what’s essential, and what’s not. During the pandemic, many people chose to declutter their homes by removing those things that took [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

From Clutter to Clarity: A Countdown Challenge to A Clutter-Free Life

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer When you look around at your cluttered home or specific areas of your home that always seem to be cluttered… Have you ever wondered what the clutter is trying to tell you? What messages are those “never-worn” clothes saying to you? What message are those never-ending stacks of unread [...]

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Top 8 Lessons I Learned from My Mom About Keeping It Simple

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you ever sat down to make a list of all of the things you learned from your mother? In all of these years, I’ve never actually made a list, but once I got started, I couldn’t stop! So far, I have 73 items on my list. I was [...]

Reignite Your Life Today! 

Do You Feel A Lack Of Passion In Your Life?  You remember what it’s like to have that fire inside you – to feel yourself driven by passion and purpose. Sometimes, though, we lose our passion. Whether it’s because the course of our life takes us away from what makes us passionate or because time [...]

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