Baby Boomers: You Are 60. Does The Amount of Stuff You Own Scare You? It Should!

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer When you look around your home, are you overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you’ve accumulated over all those years… wondering where and how to ever start getting rid of it all? Your bookshelves and cabinets are filled with books, knickknacks, boxes of photos, and photo albums. Your closets [...]

By |2021-11-03T13:32:34+00:00November 3rd, 2021|8 Decluttering Methods., Baby Boomers, downsizing after retirement, downsizing for baby boomers, downsizing in your 70s, downsizing tips, freedom, Lighting|Comments Off on Baby Boomers: You Are 60. Does The Amount of Stuff You Own Scare You? It Should!

The 3-Day Workweek: It’s possible!

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work less, maybe 3- or 4-day work week, and yet still make a great income that will provide for you and your family? This lifestyle design concept of a 4-hour workweek was introduced to us by Tim Ferriss a [...]

By |2021-08-03T12:35:57+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Baby Boomers, bucket list, freedom, motivation, trending|Comments Off on The 3-Day Workweek: It’s possible!

Forgotten What Day of the Week It Is? Maybe It’s Time for a New Adventure

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you found yourself asking what day of the week it is? After a year of wearing masks, not being able to travel to see family and friends, there’s no wonder it all seems like a big blur. And FYI, you are not alone! So many people I talk [...]

By |2021-06-22T11:21:40+00:00June 17th, 2021|A Peak into Your Good Life, freedom, lifestyle, personal growth, simplicity, simplify your life, Starting the Good Life, travel, trending|Comments Off on Forgotten What Day of the Week It Is? Maybe It’s Time for a New Adventure

Help! I Can’t Let Go of My Mother’s China!

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer I was with a client recently who was trying to declutter so she can downsize to a smaller home. In the midst of our conversation, she said, “I wonder if you could help me.” She walked me into her huge dining room, opened up a built-in cabinet that was [...]

By |2021-05-31T22:11:26+00:00May 25th, 2021|downsizing, downsizing tips, freedom, lifestyle, simplify your life|Comments Off on Help! I Can’t Let Go of My Mother’s China!

How to Live with Less in 5 Easy Steps

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer There was a time when I honestly believed that if I had a bigger house, a nicer car, more designer clothes, and more beautiful stuff I would be happier. For those of you who know me or follow me, you may have listened to my TEDx talk, when I [...]

By |2021-05-22T13:48:56+00:00May 10th, 2021|downsizing, downsizing tips, freedom, lifestyle, TEDx Talk|Comments Off on How to Live with Less in 5 Easy Steps

Downsize by Decluttering

Downsizing is on the minds of many Americans…especially now! And, particularly with Baby Boomers who are or will become empty nesters in the not too distant future. With fewer day-to-day responsibilities, they’ve suddenly discovered more time and freedom to pursue interests that have been put on the back burner. And, even if you’re not a [...]

Are You “Dueling” with Clutter? How to Win the Battle and Get Your Life Back

Are fighting a never-ending battle with clutter? If you think you are alone, you’re not! According to the National Association of Professional Organizers: 54% of Americans are overwhelmed by clutter. 55% say clutter is a huge source of stress. 33% hold onto things they no longer want, need or use. Americans are “dueling” with too [...]

By |2020-02-19T20:44:35+00:00February 19th, 2020|decluttering tips, Design, downsizing, empty nest, freedom, lifestyle, minimalism, simplicity, simplify your life, Start Your Good Life, Starting the Good Life, trending|Comments Off on Are You “Dueling” with Clutter? How to Win the Battle and Get Your Life Back

Empty Nester? What’s Next?

You just dropped off your youngest child at college and moved him into his dorm.  The ride home seems longer.  It’s quiet and tearful. You walk through the front door of your home where there are no more lacrosse sticks or gym bags to trip over.  There are no dirty socks on the family room [...]

Secrets to Living a Vacation Mindset Everyday

It was sure a bitter cold evening, a fire was blazing in the fireplace, and we carefully sipped the hot toddies that we cupped in our hands. I was sitting between my beloved ex-mother and father-in-law on their tiny, well-worn loveseat. I listened intently to story after story of their many trips taken during their [...]

New towns and new friends

Rita Good morning, and welcome to day 23 of my 30 day journey to the South of France and today I'm here with a new friend Patricia Brooks.  We're in this beautiful town that she chose to move to just a little over a couple of months ago, right?   Patricia I’ve been in France [...]

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