A Checklist for Finding The “Right Size” Home

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Not all baby boomers are downsizing. That might sound funny coming from me, the Downsizing Designer, but what is happening is that baby boomers are trying to figure out what the “right size” house is for them at this stage of their lives. After all, lives change, people change, [...]

The “Right Size” Home Checklist

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you’re a baby boomer you might be wondering if you should stay in your existing house even if the kids have grown and have homes of their own, or whether you should downsize or “right size” to a home that better suits your current lifestyle as an empty [...]

3 Steps to Intentionally Design A Clutter-Free Life

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Regardless of where you are on your decluttering journey… Just getting started… Started but now you’re stuck and lost motivation… Finished decluttering and trying your best to maintain a clutter-free home… You’re probably wondering if it’s even possible to live a clutter-free life! I’m here to tell you that [...]

By |2021-11-18T11:13:21+00:00November 18th, 2021|8 Decluttering Methods., Baby Boomers, how do i get rid of stuff, lifestyle, retirement, Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer.|Comments Off on 3 Steps to Intentionally Design A Clutter-Free Life

Now That We’ve Decluttered Our Home, We Don’t Want to Move!

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer I had a wonderful conversation with a client the other day that I want to share with you because she shed valuable insight on the impact of decluttering your home… and what she said is so true! I first met with my clients about six months ago. They asked [...]

How to Clean Up Your Entire Life This Fall

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Whether it is time to begin considering retirement or you are just looking for ways to simplify your life, decluttering can be a great place to start. The beginning of a new season is an excellent time to form new habits and make lifestyle changes. Here are a few [...]

Committing To your Downsizing Journey 

Downsizing For Baby Boomers  Baby boomers, have you considered that downsizing many be the way to get the simpler, happier life you’ve desired? My name is Rita Wilkins. After I began my own downsizing journey and gave away 95% of what I once owned, I realized I was left with more time, money, and freedom to do [...]

Downsizing And Decluttering For Empty Nesters 

Baby Boomers, Do You Need To Declutter Your Life?  I’m Rita Wilkins, The Downsizing Designer. In my experience, many baby boomers find that, after a life of collecting things, souvenirs, and gifts, they simply have too much stuff! I once had too much stuff, as well. I simplified my life by downsizing and decluttering. I gave away 95% [...]

Downsizing Lessons For Married Couples In Their 70s 

Boomers, You Can Downsize And Declutter Your Life  Baby boomers, have you reached a point in your life where you crave simplicity? Do you feel stressed by clutter? Do you want to live a happier life with less stuff? If you’ve answered yes, then it’s time to downsize and simplify your life. My name is Rita Wilkins and I’m known as [...]

By |2021-06-23T18:55:54+00:00June 4th, 2021|decluttering tips, design ideas, design trends, downsizing, downsizing after retirement, downsizing tips, empty nest, retirement|Comments Off on Downsizing Lessons For Married Couples In Their 70s 

5 Simple Steps to Right-Size Your Next Home

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer When you looked around your home during this past year, did you start noticing anything you hadn’t noticed before? The excess stuff you had accumulated over many years. The boxes in the attic, basement, garage that you had no idea what was even in them. The spaces in your [...]

By |2021-04-30T16:31:23+00:00April 30th, 2021|Baby Boomers, downsizing, Interior design, retirement, Space Planning|Comments Off on 5 Simple Steps to Right-Size Your Next Home

Empty Nesters: Should You Move Homes Or Stay? 

What Do You Do Once Your Nest is Empty?  Becoming an empty nester can be an emotional transition for parents. While you’re proud of your children for going out on their own, it’s also natural to feel a certain sadness. In addition to the emotional response, there are practical problems that come along with being an empty [...]

By |2021-04-23T13:09:33+00:00April 23rd, 2021|baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, design trends, downsizing, downsizing tips, empty nest, Home Decorating, how to utilize space in your house, retirement|Comments Off on Empty Nesters: Should You Move Homes Or Stay? 

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