Simplicity 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 [...]

5 Ways A Minimalist Lifestyle Will Change You and Your Life Forever

The journey to becoming a minimalist doesn’t happen overnight. It can take years of self-discovery. It’s a journey that requires deep courage and commitment, sometimes painful introspection to confront old beliefs and self-sabotaging habits. The journey will help you discover what matters most to you, so you can weed out anything that doesn’t align with [...]

The Downsizing Designer’s 10 Favorite Home Organizing Solutions

For the first time, I would like to focus on actual products that I have used myself and strongly recommend. They will help you get organized and stay organized once you’ve decluttered a particular space. If you read my blogs, you know that I don’t normally encourage you to buy more because my primary focus [...]

A Minimalist Home: 6 Minimalist Decluttering Tips for Curating Your Home

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones. You’ve already downsized to a smaller, more manageable home and in the process, you got rid of a lot of the things that you no longer wanted, needed, or used. Like all of those boxes in the basement or attic that [...]

3 Best Ways to Cure Clutter Creep and Chaos

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you ever listened to what your clutter is trying to tell you? You know… that clutter that’s everywhere! Your kitchen counter, your dining room table, your bathroom countertops. Every time you think you’ve cleaned it off and decluttered, it sneaks back in to haunt you! All of that [...]

Transform Your Home and Your Life: Downsize and Declutter Like a Minimalist

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer The pandemic taught us many things, perhaps one of the most important lessons: Stand back and look at your life through a new lens. Rethink what matters most, what’s essential, and what’s not. During the pandemic, many people chose to declutter their homes by removing those things that took [...]

Minimalist Living: What is Clutter Blindness?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you ever gotten so used to seeing something that you don’t even notice it anymore? The boots and snow shovels from last winter that still sit in your mudroom. The old winter coats that no longer fit but take up room in your hall closet. The kid’s trophies [...]

3 Fun New Tool to Help You Defeat Paper, Phone, and Photo Clutter

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer How much time do you spend each week looking for… An important document you thought you filed A client email who responded to your proposal A photo on your phone you wanted to share it with a friend It’s frustrating, isn’t it? And think of the time you wasted. [...]

By |2022-06-13T13:32:25+00:00June 7th, 2022|decluttering tips, how do i get rid of stuff, how to declutter, how to utilize space in your house, Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer., simplicity, simplify your life|Comments Off on 3 Fun New Tool to Help You Defeat Paper, Phone, and Photo Clutter

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 [...]

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