8 Reasons Why Many Baby Boomers Fail At Decluttering

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer As I was preparing to write this blog, I originally thought I might have 3 good reasons why many baby boomers might fail at decluttering, but the more I started to think about it, there are many more than just 3. I’m going to share with you 8 reasons [...]

A Checklist for Finding The “Right Size” Home

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Not all baby boomers are downsizing. That might sound funny coming from me, the Downsizing Designer, but what is happening is that baby boomers are trying to figure out what the “right size” house is for them at this stage of their lives. After all, lives change, people change, [...]

Is Clutter Preventing You from Enjoying the Holidays?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer One of my decluttering clients shared this with me the other day: “I thought holidays were supposed to be fun when you have little kids! They look forward to it all year and so do I, but now that the holiday season is actually here, I’m so stressed out [...]

By |2021-12-16T15:09:55+00:00December 16th, 2021|decluttering tips, downsizing, downsizing after retirement, downsizing for baby boomers, downsizing in your 70s, simplify your life|Comments Off on Is Clutter Preventing You from Enjoying the Holidays?

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

Decluttering For A Simpler Life 

Baby Boomers, Are You Ready To Get Rid Of The Clutter?  Baby boomers, do you find yourself surrounded by a lifetime’s worth of clutter, with no idea what to do with it? Do the clutter and mess make you feel stressed in your own home? Are you readying for retirement and finding yourself wanting to downsize and declutter? [...]

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?

Lose the Clutter, but Not the Memories: The Downsizing Designer’s 5 Step Guide

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer I’m so glad to be here with you again. Many of you might know I took a few weeks off because I moved from my tiny Philadelphia jewel box apartment to a right-size small home in Historic New Castle Delaware built in the 1780s. I chose this home and [...]

By |2021-07-30T14:29:20+00:00August 2nd, 2021|baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, decluttering tips, downsizing, downsizing after retirement, downsizing for baby boomers, downsizing in your 70s, downsizing tips, Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer., simplify your life|Comments Off on Lose the Clutter, but Not the Memories: The Downsizing Designer’s 5 Step Guide

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