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.

How to Emotionally Let Go of Sentimental Clutter

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Do you hold onto things that are sentimental to you because you are afraid if you let go of them, you will lose the memories associated with them? Several years ago, after our mom and dad passed away, my siblings and I were cleaning out their home… The home [...]

Transform Your Home and Your Life: Downsize and Declutter Like a Minimalist

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer The pandemic taught us many things, perhaps one of the most important lessons: Stand back and look at your life through a new lens. Rethink what matters most, what’s essential, and what’s not. During the pandemic, many people chose to declutter their homes by removing those things that took [...]

The Minimalist Mindset: How to Live More with Less

By Rita WilkinsThe Downsizing Designer For those of you who know me, follow me, or have ever been to my home or office, you would likely not think of me as a minimalist because I continue to surround myself with a number of hand-selected beautiful things that I’ve collected over many years as an interior [...]

Baby Boomers! We Have Too Much Stuff! What Are We Going to Do About It?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Do you know that the average American household has over 300,000 items in it according to LA Times? And many of us baby boomers have much more “stuff” than that! Perhaps you’ve become blinded to the actual amount of stuff you have in your home. You just don’t see [...]

3 Must-Haves if You Want to Succeed in Decluttering and Downsizing

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you are reading this blog, you are likely interested in how to successfully Declutter or Downsize and perhaps both. I’m sharing 3 of the must-have mindsets if you want to be successful on your decluttering and downsizing journey. Just like any other big project you have taken on [...]

5 Minimalist Lifestyle Hacks to a Simpler More Relaxing Summer

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Summer is here… Are you having fun yet? Or are you still rushing around, shopping, packing to get away so you can finally relax and have fun? It sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Hurry up so you can relax! And then, after all of the running around, you [...]

From Clutter to Clarity: A Countdown Challenge to A Clutter-Free Life

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer When you look around at your cluttered home or specific areas of your home that always seem to be cluttered… Have you ever wondered what the clutter is trying to tell you? What messages are those “never-worn” clothes saying to you? What message are those never-ending stacks of unread [...]

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Decluttering? Get Going. Keep Going. 3 Top Tips How to Stay Motivated

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer What would you say is the hardest part of your decluttering journey so far? Would you say… Not knowing where to start because there is so much “stuff”. It’s overwhelming! Not knowing how to start… which room to start on or which decluttering method to use? Most people will [...]

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Top 8 Lessons I Learned from My Mom About Keeping It Simple

By Rita WilkinsThe Downsizing Designer Have you ever sat down to make a list of all of the things you learned from your mother? In all of these years, I’ve never actually made a list, but once I got started, I couldn’t stop! So far, I have 73 items on my list. I was amazed [...]

Family Photos: 5 Ruthless Decluttering Tips

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Family photos. We all have them, hundreds if not thousands of family photos stored in boxes, bins, in our attics, closets, and basements. Photos filled with memories of family, friends, vacations, special moments, and events in our lives. Memories of love, loss, joy, pain at all the different stages [...]

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