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 Most Important Things You Can Do to Keep It Simple This Summer (It’s Not Too Late!)

When you were a kid, summertime meant fun and freedom: Freedom from schoolwork and getting up early. Freedom to play outside all day with your friends. Freedom to go to new places and enjoy family vacations. As an adult, are you due for some of the same feelings of freedom this summer? Freedom from too [...]

5 Minimalist Decluttering Checklists to Help You Finally Find Your Glasses

You won’t believe how these 5 decluttering checklists are revolutionizing the way people are approaching and succeeding at decluttering their homes and simplifying their lives! If you are overwhelmed by clutter and searching for ways to live a simpler life with less stuff and less stress, these 5 decluttering checklists might be the solution you [...]

7 Proven Methods to Personalize and Expedite Your Decluttering Journey

You are on the right track! You’ve experienced the benefits of decluttering. You are committed to living a simple life with less, but you’re looking for ways to refine and improve the decluttering process so it’s sustainable. Read this article from Forbes by Joshua Becker: The Top 9 Expert Strategies To Declutter Your Home How [...]

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 [...]

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