Simple lifestyle 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.

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 [...]

Embracing The Ups, The Downs, And the Emotions of Becoming an Empty Nester

It’s the first day your young adult child moved out of the house. You look around and the house feels so empty. You even miss the dirty socks on the floor, the loud music playing upstairs, and the dirty dishes often left in the sink. You’re lonely. You’re sad. You’re filled with so many emotions [...]

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 [...]

“MOM, THANKS, BUT NO THANKS!”: THE REBELLION AGAINST FAMILY HEIRLOOMS

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 [...]

“Busy People’s” Ultimate Decluttering Guide

In a recent survey of my social media audience, over 75% said one of the hardest parts of decluttering was finding the TIME. Even though they wanted to declutter their homes and get organized, they found it difficult to find time in their busy schedules to actually make it happen. Easy Solutions to Overcome Time [...]

3 Simple Steps to Declutter the Most Challenging Areas in Your Home

If you want to learn how to declutter the most challenging areas in your home, you’ve got to read this blog and/or listen to this video on my YouTube channel. I will share with you three simple ways to declutter those areas once and for all. We all probably have at least one or two [...]

Embrace Minimalist Lifestyle: 10 Warning Signs You Have Too Much Stuff!

This topic, 10 Warning Signs You Have Too Much Stuff was inspired by a desperate call I received a few weeks ago from a woman who finally realized the clutter was a real issue in her life and that she had been denying it, even ignoring it until… One night she drove up to her [...]

5 Types of Emotional Clutter That Prevent Us from Decluttering

Physical clutter is one thing, but emotional clutter is quite another! It’s easy to recognize physical clutter because we can see it. It clutters our countertops and desktops. It messes up our closets and dresser drawers. It is on full display in our garage and then in our basement. But emotional clutter is not visible, [...]

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS OF DECLUTTERING YOUR HOME AND YOUR LIFE

BY RITA WILKINS JULY 30, 2023 LIFESTYLE ­­­Clutter. We’ve all experienced it on some level. Some of it is visible. Some of it is hidden from our sight. Physical and mental clutter have a funny way of creeping into our homes and our lives. Slowly but surely, we become inundated and overwhelmed by it, sometimes to the point [...]

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The Downsizing Designer’s 10 Favorite Home Organizing Solutions

For the first time, I would like to focus on actual products that I have used myself and strongly recommend. They will help you get organized and stay organized once you’ve decluttered a particular space. If you read my blogs, you know that I don’t normally encourage you to buy more because my primary focus [...]

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