Downsizing And Starting Over: How to Successfully Combine Households in A Second Marriage

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer As an interior designer for over 35 years, I’ve often been asked to consult with clients who are merging households so they can create a common vision, avoid unnecessary arguments, and create a path forward together. Read my recent article: The Dueling Downsizers The bottom line, both parties want [...]

By |2021-12-10T19:33:34+00:00December 9th, 2021|baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, downsizing after retirement, downsizing for baby boomers, downsizing in your 70s, downsizing tips, Interior design, living in smaller spaces, minimalism, simplicity, simplify your life|Comments Off on Downsizing And Starting Over: How to Successfully Combine Households in A Second Marriage

5 Extreme Decluttering Tricks That Will Simplify Your Life

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer It seems like we’re always looking for different tricks or hacks to make our lives easier. There are two questions I get asked the most when it comes to downsizing and decluttering…   Where do I start? People are often so overwhelmed by the amount of clutter. The task [...]

By |2021-10-21T09:10:53+00:00October 21st, 2021|8 Decluttering Methods., decluttering tips, downsizing, downsizing after retirement, downsizing for baby boomers, downsizing in your 70s, downsizing tips, lifestyle, simplicity, simplify your life|Comments Off on 5 Extreme Decluttering Tricks That Will Simplify Your 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 [...]

5 Reasons Why Downsizing Is Good for Your Health, Well-Being… and Your Social Life

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Do you have a morning routine that is so sacred to you that you can’t imagine living life without it? It’s your time to prioritize YOU! Get up early Go out in nature Go for a walk Eat a healthy breakfast Read your prayer journal Whatever your morning routine [...]

By |2021-08-25T13:48:07+00:00August 25th, 2021|baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, challenges of downsizing, decluttering tips, downsizing after retirement, downsizing for baby boomers, simplicity, simplify your life|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Downsizing Is Good for Your Health, Well-Being… and Your Social Life

Design the Life You Love: What Is Lifestyle Design Anyway?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer “Everyone dies, but not everyone has truly lived” - CS Lewis This is one of my all-time favorite quotes because it reminds me that each day, we have a choice… To live an ordinary life or to live an extraordinary life! It’s about creating a clear vision for your [...]

By |2021-08-11T14:44:24+00:00August 17th, 2021|Design, lifestyle, minimalism, money, simplicity, simplify your life|Comments Off on Design the Life You Love: What Is Lifestyle Design Anyway?

Forgotten What Day of the Week It Is? Maybe It’s Time for a New Adventure

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you found yourself asking what day of the week it is? After a year of wearing masks, not being able to travel to see family and friends, there’s no wonder it all seems like a big blur. And FYI, you are not alone! So many people I talk [...]

By |2021-06-22T11:21:40+00:00June 17th, 2021|A Peak into Your Good Life, freedom, lifestyle, personal growth, simplicity, simplify your life, Starting the Good Life, travel, trending|Comments Off on Forgotten What Day of the Week It Is? Maybe It’s Time for a New Adventure

Get a Jumpstart on Spring with a Decluttering Method That Really Works! (it’s called minimizing)

BY RITA WILKINS THE DOWNSIZING DESIGNER Spring is just around the corner. Our thoughts turn to being outside again, new beginnings, and a fresh start. Our thoughts might also turn into the age-old custom of spring cleaning, giving your home a fresh, lighter, less cluttered look. Have you ever asked yourself why you take time [...]

By |2021-03-05T20:26:47+00:00March 5th, 2021|decluttering tips, lifestyle, minimalism, simplicity, simplify your life, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Get a Jumpstart on Spring with a Decluttering Method That Really Works! (it’s called minimizing)

How Do You Know When It’s the Right Time to Downsize Your Home?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer So much has changed in our lives and in our world in just one year. With so much uncertainty all around us, many of us just want to hold on to things that are familiar, giving us a sense of normalcy. That includes our homes, our jobs, and our [...]

By |2021-03-05T16:01:35+00:00February 18th, 2021|downsizing, downsizing tips, retirement, simplicity, simplify your life, Space Planning|Comments Off on How Do You Know When It’s the Right Time to Downsize Your Home?

Your home (YOU’RE HOME) for the holiday: a Virtual Thanksgiving this year

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer This week kicks off the holiday season and many people I’ve talked to are dreading the holiday season this year because of the many restrictions and concerns surrounding the spread of covid-19. But those of you who know me as a friend, as a design, or as a coach, [...]

By |2021-01-04T14:57:29+00:00November 26th, 2020|lifestyle, simplicity, simplify your life, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Your home (YOU’RE HOME) for the holiday: a Virtual Thanksgiving this year

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 [...]

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