Motivational 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 (Plus 1 More) Really Big Reasons I’m Not Shopping on Black Friday

I have a confession to make. I spent many years of my earlier life shopping for Black Friday bargains along with the rest of the crowds, waiting in line for stuff I didn’t need, and in some cases didn’t even want. Once home with my hands full of shopping bags filled with sale items, I [...]

My Top 7 Summer Reads on Living A Simpler Life with Less

If you’re like me, you always have a book in your hand because there’s always something new to learn.  As the “Downsizing Designer,” I think I have read and reread almost every book that’s been written on downsizing, decluttering, lifestyle design, minimalism and organizing. This summer, I decided to select my top 7 books in [...]

By |2023-08-03T10:27:45+00:00August 2nd, 2023|8 Decluttering Methods., baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, decluttering tips, how to declutter, living in smaller spaces, Minimalist Decluttering, motivation, personal growth|Comments Off on My Top 7 Summer Reads on Living A Simpler Life with Less

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 [...]

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 [...]

By |2022-06-08T17:07:28+00:00May 26th, 2022|8 Decluttering Methods., Baby Boomers, decluttering tips, engage in yourlife, how do i get rid of stuff, how to declutter, lifestyle, motivation|Comments Off on From Clutter to Clarity: A Countdown Challenge to A Clutter-Free Life

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 [...]

By |2022-06-08T17:06:35+00:00May 24th, 2022|baby boomer downsizing, decluttering tips, how do i get rid of stuff, how to declutter, lifestyle, motivation, Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer., simplicity, simplify your life|Comments Off on Decluttering? Get Going. Keep Going. 3 Top Tips How to Stay Motivated

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 [...]

It’s March: Wake It Up, Shake It Up! Shake Off the Seasonal Malaise

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer When was the last time you were on fire? Nothing or no one was going to stop you! You knew what you wanted and you were going for it, designing the life you love! You were going to do whatever it took to have what you wanted. It could [...]

By |2023-03-13T11:32:11+00:00March 17th, 2022|Baby Boomers, bucket list, how do i get rid of stuff, lifestyle, motivation, personal growth, Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer., simplicity, simplify your life, Start Your Good Life, time, travel, trending|Comments Off on It’s March: Wake It Up, Shake It Up! Shake Off the Seasonal Malaise

Busy Peoples Quick Start Guide to Decluttering and Getting Organized

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Do you find yourself saying…? “I’m too busy to find time to declutter and it’s too emotional for me to deal with.” “I have a hard enough time just keeping up with everything I have on my plate.” “I want to have a simpler, less cluttered house and life, [...]

By |2023-08-23T08:11:27+00:00February 8th, 2022|8 Decluttering Methods., A Peek into Your Good Life, baby boomer downsizing, decluttering tips, lifestyle, motivation, Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer., simplicity, simplify your life|Comments Off on Busy Peoples Quick Start Guide to Decluttering and Getting Organized

Decluttering in 2022? It doesn’t have to be perfect… Just start!

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you’re like most Americans, one of the top 3 resolutions for 2022 is to declutter and get organized. But it’s now mid-January already and perhaps you haven’t even started. This is sound familiar? You’ve been too busy… with holidays, company, work, and you’re exhausted! You look around at [...]

By |2022-01-28T10:21:38+00:00January 28th, 2022|8 Decluttering Methods., baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, decluttering tips, motivation, retirement, Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer.|Comments Off on Decluttering in 2022? It doesn’t have to be perfect… Just start!

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