Interior design 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.

Choose To Declutter As Self-Care 

Don’t Neglect Clutter In Your Home – Choose To Declutter!  Many feel overwhelmed by the thought of decluttering – a feeling that can keep people living with unwanted clutter for longer than they’d prefer. You don’t have to let clutter take over your life. You don’t have to tolerate the stress and the negative impact [...]

Looking For Minimalist Organization Tips? 

Is Your Home Cluttered And Disorganized?  Does the clutter in your home leave you feeling overwhelmed and stressed? Do you want to organize your home, but aren’t sure how you should start the decluttering process? Do you find you’re not even sure how to declutter your home at all? Don’t worry – you’re not the [...]

A Home Decluttering Checklist Guaranteed to Get You Unstuck

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Do you feel that you are losing the battle with clutter in your home? Does it feel like it’s never-ending, one step forward, two steps back? Are you literally at your wit's end, not knowing where to begin decluttering or how to get started? I’m glad you’re reading this [...]

How to Make a New House YOUR Home

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you recently moved into a new house and it still doesn’t feel like home? Or  Maybe you bought a house someone else used to live in and you were having a hard time making it feel like your own home. This is not unusual. I’ve heard it many [...]

By |2022-01-20T10:27:57+00:00January 20th, 2022|Aging in place, baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, challenges of downsizing, Interior design, lifestyle|Comments Off on How to Make a New House YOUR Home

A Checklist for Finding The “Right Size” Home

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Not all baby boomers are downsizing. That might sound funny coming from me, the Downsizing Designer, but what is happening is that baby boomers are trying to figure out what the “right size” house is for them at this stage of their lives. After all, lives change, people change, [...]

By |2022-01-05T14:50:49+00:00January 6th, 2022|baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, decluttering tips, downsizing, Interior design, Interiors, retirement, simplify your life|Comments Off on A Checklist for Finding The “Right Size” Home

The “Right Size” Home Checklist

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you’re a baby boomer you might be wondering if you should stay in your existing house even if the kids have grown and have homes of their own, or whether you should downsize or “right size” to a home that better suits your current lifestyle as an empty [...]

Declutter Your Home After The Holidays 

Are You Eager To Get Rid Of Clutter After The Holiday Season?  Clutter in your home can be a great cause of stress – and sometimes after the holiday season that clutter can be all the worse! This holiday season, what if you were prepared to get rid of the clutter? What if you could learn how [...]

A Sneak Peek: The Downsizing Designer’s Holiday Home Décor

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Welcome to my “NEW” old home (built in 1780)! This past summer, I moved from my jewel box apartment in Philadelphia, right-sizing to a beautiful Hallmark-like Village in historic New Castle DE on the Delaware River. When I started to decorate for the holidays, I committed to keeping my [...]

By |2021-12-13T12:46:12+00:00December 14th, 2021|Aging in place, baby boomer downsizing, how to downsize, how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, Interiors, Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer.|Comments Off on A Sneak Peek: The Downsizing Designer’s Holiday Home Décor

Downsizing And Starting Over: How to Successfully Combine Households in A Second Marriage

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer As an interior designer for over 35 years, I’ve often been asked to consult with clients who are merging households so they can create a common vision, avoid unnecessary arguments, and create a path forward together. Read my recent article: The Dueling Downsizers The bottom line, both parties want [...]

By |2021-12-10T19:33:34+00:00December 9th, 2021|baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, downsizing after retirement, downsizing for baby boomers, downsizing in your 70s, downsizing tips, Interior design, living in smaller spaces, minimalism, simplicity, simplify your life|Comments Off on Downsizing And Starting Over: How to Successfully Combine Households in A Second Marriage

How Do I Downsize And Declutter?

Baby Boomers Are Looking To Downsize And Declutter  More and more baby boomers are making the decision to simplify their lives through downsizing and decluttering. Are you ready to do the same? Hi, I’m Rita Wilkins – the Downsizing Designer. After downsizing my life, I live with 95% less than what I once owned, and [...]

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