How to downsize posts by Rita Wilkins. Rita is a renowned expert in decluttering and minimalism, empowering individuals to simplify their lives through practical tips and resources, while also captivating audiences as a professional speaker and author.

When I Saw Grandma‘s Kitchen Table in a Thrift Store, It Made Me Cry

Note:  A real story shared with me by one of my millennial followers. "My grandma loved that table! Why didn’t I accept it when she offered it to me last year while she was still alive? ~ Zach It breaks my heart that I was too preoccupied with my own life to listen to her [...]

5 Minimalist Decluttering Checklists to Help You Finally Find Your Glasses

You won’t believe how these 5 decluttering checklists are revolutionizing the way people are approaching and succeeding at decluttering their homes and simplifying their lives! If you are overwhelmed by clutter and searching for ways to live a simpler life with less stuff and less stress, these 5 decluttering checklists might be the solution you [...]

How to Overcome the 3 Toughest Challenges When Decluttering Your Home

If you are just beginning your decluttering journey, or if you are right in the middle of it, you’re likely experiencing a few challenges along the way. And if you’re like most of us, these challenges can either stop you or slow you down, preventing you from making the progress you’d really like to be [...]


BY RITA WILKINS MAY 13, 2024 LIFESTYLE There was a time when heirs were excited to receive their parents’ and grandparents’ most prized possessions. Their fine bone china, lead crystal, and sterling silver were not only welcomed but proudly displayed and regularly used. If we didn’t have room in our homes, we either passed them on to relatives [...]

9 Quick Ways to Kickstart or Restart Your Decluttering Journey

Decluttering Your Home Is an Enormous Task It’s easy to feel intimidated and overwhelmed by the enormity of the task. So how do you get started or get restarted? Try These 9 Quick and Easy Strategies to Start or Continue Your Decluttering Journey: 1.  Start small. It’s been proven that by starting small with just [...]

Unleashing the Power of Checklists in Your Decluttering Journey 

Decluttering your home can seem like a monumental task, especially when you're unsure where to start or how to keep going. Fortunately, checklists can be a game-changer, simplifying the decluttering process and turning overwhelming chaos into manageable tasks. Here's how incorporating checklists into your decluttering efforts can help you efficiently reclaim your space and maintain [...]

Expert Tips and Strategies for Downsizing and Decluttering

Whether you are wanting to downsize to a smaller home and retirement, or to simply declutter the home you currently live in, the process can be overwhelming especially if you’re just starting out. These expert tips and strategies that I cover in this video and blog will help guide you and make the process easier [...]

Minimalist Decluttering With Minimalist Essentials 

How Can I Become A Minimalist?  Do you love minimalist design, but struggle to incorporate it into your own home? Do you find you have too much stuff and not enough space in your home? Would you like to learn how to get rid of clutter, how to let go of items, and how to [...]

5 Downsides to Downsizing

If you are considering downsizing, this blog is intended to help you weigh some pros and cons before you make such a big decision.  As the “Downsizing Designer,” I’m frequently asked if there are downsides to downsizing. The short answer is downsizing may or may not be right for you. It all depends. The truth [...]

Act Fast For This Holiday Decluttering Bundle Deal! 

Learn Decluttering Minimalist Tips And Tricks Today  While many people may want to learn how to lead a more minimalist lifestyle or how to declutter their homes, figuring out how isn’t always easy. After all, you may not even know how to get started decluttering. You may not know how to stay motivated to declutter. [...]

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