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 [...]

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

By Rita Wilkins The 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 [...]

The Emotional Side of Downsizing and Decluttering in Your 60s

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer As many of you know, as a designer for over 38 years, I’ve helped clients upsize, downsize, declutter, and “right size” their homes. Moving is a challenge no matter what your age or size of home, but there’s something different and unique when you choose to downsize and declutter [...]

Downsizing: Everybody’s Doing It

By Guest Blogger at Money.com For most people, the very phrase downsizing calls to mind empty nesters and people of retirement age. That’s not an unreasonable association. According to Forbes, baby boomers aged 65 to 73 made up the largest portion of home sellers in 2020. A study by Homes.com found that 23% of homeowners [...]

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

100 Places to Donate Your Stuff to a Good Cause

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you are like many baby boomers right now, you might be looking around your home wondering where did all of this stuff come from? You’ve started to notice, especially during Covid just how much clutter is piling up and how much stress the mess is causing. You realize [...]

By |2021-08-30T15:03:12+00:00September 2nd, 2021|baby boomer downsizing, community, decluttering tips, downsizing tips, minimalism, motivation|Comments Off on 100 Places to Donate Your Stuff to a Good Cause

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?

5 Step Guide: Lose The Clutter, But Not The Memories

Get Free Advice On Downsizing And Decluttering From The Downsizing Designer How long do you plan to let clutter make your life harder? Aren’t you ready to let go of the stress that clutter brings? My name is Rita Wilkins and I am known as the Downsizing Designer. I have been on my own downsizing [...]

Free 5 Step Guide To Downsizing And Decluttering 

Learn About Downsizing From The Downsizing Designer  Do you want to simplify your life by downsizing? Not sure where to begin? There’s no need to worry – you don’t have to take this journey on your own. My name is Rita Wilkins and I’m the Downsizing Designer. After downsizing my life and getting rid of 95% of what I once owned, [...]

Trending: Smaller Homes and Spaces We Actually Use

By Rita WilkinsThe Downsizing Designer Are you tired of spending money on things you don’t use? The expensive little black dress you just got to have but you’ve never worn? The timeshare you bought on a whim when you were on a vacation, but you’ve only used it twice in the last 10 years? The [...]

By |2021-03-23T21:45:14+00:00March 24th, 2021|design ideas, design trends, how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, living in smaller spaces, minimalism|Comments Off on Trending: Smaller Homes and Spaces We Actually Use

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