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 Wilkins The 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 [...]

A Home Decluttering Checklist Guaranteed to Get You Unstuck

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Do you feel that you are losing the battle with clutter in your home? Does it feel like it’s never-ending, one step forward, two steps back? Are you literally at your wit's end, not knowing where to begin decluttering or how to get started? I’m glad you’re reading this [...]

Family Photos: 5 Ruthless Decluttering Tips

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Family photos. We all have them, hundreds if not thousands of family photos stored in boxes, bins, in our attics, closets, and basements. Photos filled with memories of family, friends, vacations, special moments, and events in our lives. Memories of love, loss, joy, pain at all the different stages [...]

Our Top 3 Decluttering Blog Posts of 2022

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Decluttering your home is a very personal journey. It’s challenging It’s emotional And even the smallest thing can quickly reduce you to tears And it’s even more painful to admit how many times you might have tried various methods to declutter, but you got overwhelmed, frustrated, stuck, then you [...]

By |2022-04-12T14:01:10+00:00April 12th, 2022|8 Decluttering Methods., Baby Boomers, decluttering tips, Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer., simplicity, simplify your life|Comments Off on Our Top 3 Decluttering Blog Posts of 2022

The Emotional Side of Downsizing and Decluttering in Your 60s

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer As many of you know, as a designer for over 38 years, I’ve helped clients upsize, downsize, declutter, and “right size” their homes. Moving is a challenge no matter what your age or size of home, but there’s something different and unique when you choose to downsize and declutter [...]

“Right Size” Home Checklist: An Organized Way to Find Your Perfect New Home

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Are you happy with the house you are currently living in? Or do you find yourself complaining: It’s too big, it’s too much work! It’s too small, there’s never enough room! How many of you would say your home is just right? Do you find yourself saying “I wish [...]

By |2022-04-01T03:45:52+00:00April 1st, 2022|8 Decluttering Methods., Baby Boomers, how do i get rid of stuff, how to declutter, how to downsize, how to utilize space in your house, lifestyle, Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer., simplicity, simplify your life|Comments Off on “Right Size” Home Checklist: An Organized Way to Find Your Perfect New Home

Cure Your Love-Hate Relationship with Clutter This Spring

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer There is a clutter crisis in America and it’s making us sick… literally. According to a recent study found by the national Association of professional organizers: 54% of Americans are overwhelmed by clutter. 55% experience stress because of clutter. 33% hang on two things they no longer want, need, [...]

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