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 [...]

3 Steps to Intentionally Design A Clutter-Free Life

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Regardless of where you are on your decluttering journey… Just getting started… Started but now you’re stuck and lost motivation… Finished decluttering and trying your best to maintain a clutter-free home… You’re probably wondering if it’s even possible to live a clutter-free life! I’m here to tell you that [...]

By |2021-11-18T11:13:21+00:00November 18th, 2021|8 Decluttering Methods., Baby Boomers, how do i get rid of stuff, lifestyle, retirement, Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer.|Comments Off on 3 Steps to Intentionally Design A Clutter-Free Life

5 Extreme Decluttering Tricks That Will Simplify Your Life

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer It seems like we’re always looking for different tricks or hacks to make our lives easier. There are two questions I get asked the most when it comes to downsizing and decluttering…   Where do I start? People are often so overwhelmed by the amount of clutter. The task [...]

By |2021-10-21T09:10:53+00:00October 21st, 2021|8 Decluttering Methods., decluttering tips, downsizing, downsizing after retirement, downsizing for baby boomers, downsizing in your 70s, downsizing tips, lifestyle, simplicity, simplify your life|Comments Off on 5 Extreme Decluttering Tricks That Will Simplify Your Life

6 Lifestyle Design Trends That Will Impact the Way You Live in Retirement

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Face it, none of us are getting any younger. The pandemic shifted many of our priorities and helped us to focus on what really matters. It changed the way we live our lives right now and how we want to live our lives in the future. As an interior [...]

By |2021-09-06T07:34:28+00:00September 7th, 2021|Aging in place, Baby Boomers, downsizing after retirement, downsizing for baby boomers, downsizing in your 70s, downsizing tips, lifestyle|Comments Off on 6 Lifestyle Design Trends That Will Impact the Way You Live in Retirement

Design the Life You Love: What Is Lifestyle Design Anyway?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer “Everyone dies, but not everyone has truly lived” - CS Lewis This is one of my all-time favorite quotes because it reminds me that each day, we have a choice… To live an ordinary life or to live an extraordinary life! It’s about creating a clear vision for your [...]

By |2021-08-11T14:44:24+00:00August 17th, 2021|Design, lifestyle, minimalism, money, simplicity, simplify your life|Comments Off on Design the Life You Love: What Is Lifestyle Design Anyway?

Don’t Let This Happen to You: I Downsized but I Still Have Too Much Stuff!

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you ever moved to a new home, and as you’re packing you can’t decide, so you say I’ll just take it with me… just in case I need it? So you move into your new home. You still can’t decide, so you put it in the attic or [...]

By |2021-07-03T19:29:46+00:00July 3rd, 2021|downsizing, downsizing after retirement, downsizing for baby boomers, how do i get rid of stuff, how to downsize, lifestyle|Comments Off on Don’t Let This Happen to You: I Downsized but I Still Have Too Much Stuff!

Travel Light: Declutter Your Suitcase before You Go

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you ever returned from vacation and realized there were things in your suitcase that you lugged around with you for your entire trip, but that you never wore? You ended up wearing the same clothes over and over again. If you are anything like me, you might also [...]

By |2021-06-29T10:41:29+00:00June 29th, 2021|lifestyle, travel, trending|Comments Off on Travel Light: Declutter Your Suitcase before You Go

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!

Don’t Let Guilt Get in Your Way: Don’t Keep Grandmas Antiques If You Don’t like Them

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you inherited things from loved ones that are taking up space in your home or your garage that you don’t even like? Perhaps they were given to you or passed down from someone you loved and cared about. You feel very uncomfortable because you don’t even like it! [...]

By |2021-05-22T13:40:05+00:00May 22nd, 2021|baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, decluttering tips, lifestyle, simplify your life|Comments Off on Don’t Let Guilt Get in Your Way: Don’t Keep Grandmas Antiques If You Don’t like Them

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