8 Reasons Why Many Baby Boomers Fail At Decluttering

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer As I was preparing to write this blog, I originally thought I might have 3 good reasons why many baby boomers might fail at decluttering, but the more I started to think about it, there are many more than just 3. I’m going to share with you 8 reasons [...]

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

The 3-Day Workweek: It’s possible!

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work less, maybe 3- or 4-day work week, and yet still make a great income that will provide for you and your family? This lifestyle design concept of a 4-hour workweek was introduced to us by Tim Ferriss a [...]

By |2021-08-03T12:35:57+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Baby Boomers, bucket list, freedom, motivation, trending|Comments Off on The 3-Day Workweek: It’s possible!

How to Let Go of Sentimental Stuff

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you are trying to downsize or declutter your home, you might have difficulty with letting go of sentimental items. You want to let go because you know you can’t keep everything, but it’s killing you to give up certain items. You’re stuck. You’re frustrated, stressed, and overwhelmed. You’re [...]

By |2021-02-02T16:45:50+00:00February 2nd, 2021|decluttering tips, lifestyle, motivation|Comments Off on How to Let Go of Sentimental Stuff

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 [...]

Empty Nester? What’s Next?

You just dropped off your youngest child at college and moved him into his dorm.  The ride home seems longer.  It’s quiet and tearful. You walk through the front door of your home where there are no more lacrosse sticks or gym bags to trip over.  There are no dirty socks on the family room [...]

Secrets to Living a Vacation Mindset Everyday

It was sure a bitter cold evening, a fire was blazing in the fireplace, and we carefully sipped the hot toddies that we cupped in our hands. I was sitting between my beloved ex-mother and father-in-law on their tiny, well-worn loveseat. I listened intently to story after story of their many trips taken during their [...]

New towns and new friends

Rita Good morning, and welcome to day 23 of my 30 day journey to the South of France and today I'm here with a new friend Patricia Brooks.  We're in this beautiful town that she chose to move to just a little over a couple of months ago, right?   Patricia I’ve been in France [...]

Discovering the Life I Love

Good afternoon. I just arrived in Marseille a few hours ago and I'm settling in to my tiny little hotel room on the fourth floor overlooking a beautiful tree line street.  A little jet lagged, but so excited to be here and to share my new adventure with you. Little did I know when I [...]

Welcome to my 30 day journey, working three playing four remotely in the south of France.

What is it about packing? Does anyone else have the same problem that I do? I started last week, five edits later, one carry on for 30 days in multiple locations in the south of France. But did I really need three yellow tops and three blue dresses?  As I was packing, I heard myself [...]

By |2020-12-16T17:33:15+00:00July 2nd, 2019|A Peak into Your Good Life, Baby Boomers, bucket list, community, Concepts, downsizing, empty nest, freedom, lifestyle, minimalism, motivation, personal growth, retirement, simplicity, simplify your life, Start Your Good Life, Starting the Good Life, time, travel|Comments Off on Welcome to my 30 day journey, working three playing four remotely in the south of France.

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