Living in smaller spaces 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.

3 Most Important Things You Can Do to Keep It Simple This Summer (It’s Not Too Late!)

When you were a kid, summertime meant fun and freedom: Freedom from schoolwork and getting up early. Freedom to play outside all day with your friends. Freedom to go to new places and enjoy family vacations. As an adult, are you due for some of the same feelings of freedom this summer? Freedom from too [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

7 Proven Methods to Personalize and Expedite Your Decluttering Journey

You are on the right track! You’ve experienced the benefits of decluttering. You are committed to living a simple life with less, but you’re looking for ways to refine and improve the decluttering process so it’s sustainable. Read this article from Forbes by Joshua Becker: The Top 9 Expert Strategies To Declutter Your Home How [...]

Consumerism vs. Minimalism My Personal Journey to Owning Less

Have you ever wished that your life was not so busy, so stressful, so complicated? That there would be times where you could just sit back, relax, and enjoy a cup of hot tea with your best friend? There was a time in my life that I longed for that, but it seemed like a [...]

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 [...]

Books I Love to Read and To Give (Bonus: Clutter-Free Gift Ideas for The Minimalist in Your Life)

The holidays are here and you might be looking for a few gift ideas for people on your list who are trying to declutter… not add clutter to their lives. For me, books are my go-to gifts whether hardback, paperback, or audio. If you have a reader on your list, I’ve compiled a short but [...]

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