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

Get a Jumpstart on Spring with a Decluttering Method That Really Works! (it’s called minimizing)

BY RITA WILKINS THE DOWNSIZING DESIGNER Spring is just around the corner. Our thoughts turn to being outside again, new beginnings, and a fresh start. Our thoughts might also turn into the age-old custom of spring cleaning, giving your home a fresh, lighter, less cluttered look. Have you ever asked yourself why you take time [...]

By |2021-03-05T20:26:47+00:00March 5th, 2021|decluttering tips, lifestyle, minimalism, simplicity, simplify your life, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Get a Jumpstart on Spring with a Decluttering Method That Really Works! (it’s called minimizing)

Bring on the Romance! How to Design a Minimalist Master Bedroom Retreat You’ll Love Year-Round

 BY RITA WILKINS      THE DOWNSIZING DESIGNER Have you ever wanted to make your master bedroom your own private refuge? A place just for the two of you, a romantic getaway in your own home… not just for Valentine’s day or special birthday or anniversary, but for all year long.A room that the minute you [...]

By |2021-02-25T18:17:32+00:00February 25th, 2021|Decorating, design ideas, Interior design, minimalism, redecorating tips|Comments Off on Bring on the Romance! How to Design a Minimalist Master Bedroom Retreat You’ll Love Year-Round

The Benefits of Living in a Smaller Home

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you’ve been living in your large home for a while, but lately you’ve started to say… It’s just becoming “too much”. Too much time, maintenance, and expense. Perhaps you’ve been talking to some of your family or friends who have already downsized and they keep saying how much [...]

By |2021-02-22T12:58:47+00:00February 4th, 2021|Baby Boomers, how to utilize space in your house, living in smaller spaces, minimalism|Comments Off on The Benefits of Living in a Smaller Home

Downsize by Decluttering

Downsizing is on the minds of many Americans…especially now! And, particularly with Baby Boomers who are or will become empty nesters in the not too distant future. With fewer day-to-day responsibilities, they’ve suddenly discovered more time and freedom to pursue interests that have been put on the back burner. And, even if you’re not a [...]

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