5 Years Later: What I Discovered When I Decluttered and Downsized

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer It was a little over 5 years ago when I downsized from my 5000-square-foot home in the country and move to an 867-square-foot condo in Philadelphia. I gave away 95% of my belongings. I can honestly say I have no regrets and I’ve never been happier. In the process, [...]

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 [...]

Learn About Minimalism At Your Own Pace 

Do You Want to Learn More About Minimalism And Decluttering?  If you’re interested in a minimalist lifestyle and minimalist design but have no idea how to start making use of minimalist ideas if your life, you’re not alone. To live a minimalist lifestyle, you will likely need to declutter your home, which can be a [...]

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 [...]

5 Minimalist Lifestyle Hacks to a Simpler More Relaxing Summer

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Summer is here… Are you having fun yet? Or are you still rushing around, shopping, packing to get away so you can finally relax and have fun? It sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Hurry up so you can relax! And then, after all of the running around, you [...]

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. [...]

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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 [...]

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Are You Ready To Learn About Decluttering? 

Get Rid Of Clutter Today  So you’ve decided you’re ready to declutter your home – but you’re not sure where to start. You need to learn about decluttering, but the thought seems overwhelming. You wonder if there are easy decluttering checklists you can follow. Or perhaps you want to be taught more in-depth about how [...]

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