Baby Boomers! We Have Too Much Stuff! What Are We Going to Do About It?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Do you know that the average American household has over 300,000 items in it according to LA Times? And many of us baby boomers have much more “stuff” than that! Perhaps you’ve become blinded to the actual amount of stuff you have in your home. You just don’t see [...]

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 [...]

Wake It Up, Shake It Up Today! 

Are You Tired Of Feeling Discontent With Your Life?  Shaking feelings of discontentment can be difficult. You find you’re not satisfied with your life, that you miss the days when you felt on fire and motivated to do anything. However, you’re not sure how to shake off your discontentment. You don’t know where to start [...]

Do You Feel Disconnected And Disengaged? 

How Can I Stop Feeling Disconnected And Disengaged From My Life?  Do you feel discontent with your life? Do you miss the days when you felt motivated, when nothing could stop you? Are you overwhelmed by how disconnected and disengaged you feel? Do you wish you could make a change, but don’t know how you [...]

It’s March: Wake It Up, Shake It Up! Shake Off the Seasonal Malaise

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer When was the last time you were on fire? Nothing or no one was going to stop you! You knew what you wanted and you were going for it, designing the life you love! You were going to do whatever it took to have what you wanted. It could [...]

By |2022-03-23T10:45:59+00:00March 17th, 2022|Baby Boomers, bucket list, how do i get rid of stuff, lifestyle, motivation, personal growth, Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer., simplicity, simplify your life, Start Your Good Life, time, travel, trending|Comments Off on It’s March: Wake It Up, Shake It Up! Shake Off the Seasonal Malaise

Prototyping A New Lifestyle

Start Decluttering Now So You Can Experience the Joy of Owning Less By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Right now, are you living the life of your dreams? The house you want? The job you want? The freedom to do what you want and when you want? If not, have you ever asked yourself… why [...]

By |2021-04-02T15:12:20+00:00April 2nd, 2021|Baby Boomers, lifestyle, personal growth, Start Your Good Life|Comments Off on Prototyping A New Lifestyle

Can You Name 20 Good Things That Happened to You in 2020?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer As challenging as it might seem, some good things probably happened in your life and business in 2020. There were likely silver linings and some positive takeaways. What were they for you? Here are my top 11 silver linings for 2020 Finding time to reflect on what matters most. [...]

By |2021-01-04T12:51:43+00:00December 24th, 2020|lifestyle, simplify your life, Start Your Good Life, Starting the Good Life, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can You Name 20 Good Things That Happened to You in 2020?

WHO DOESN’T LOVE UPGRADES?

Lifestyle upgrades that will change your life.   By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer What comes to mind when you hear the word upgrade? First-class airline seats Upgraded hotel rooms Restaurant upgrades Upgraded VIP tickets These are wonderful perks and surprises, often unexpected and they certainly enhance our experience. The definition of an upgrade is [...]

By |2021-01-04T14:50:20+00:00December 8th, 2020|lifestyle, simplify your life, Start Your Good Life, Uncategorized|Comments Off on WHO DOESN’T LOVE UPGRADES?

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 [...]

Are You “Dueling” with Clutter? How to Win the Battle and Get Your Life Back

Are fighting a never-ending battle with clutter? If you think you are alone, you’re not! According to the National Association of Professional Organizers: 54% of Americans are overwhelmed by clutter. 55% say clutter is a huge source of stress. 33% hold onto things they no longer want, need or use. Americans are “dueling” with too [...]

By |2020-02-19T20:44:35+00:00February 19th, 2020|decluttering tips, Design, downsizing, empty nest, freedom, lifestyle, minimalism, simplicity, simplify your life, Start Your Good Life, Starting the Good Life, trending|Comments Off on Are You “Dueling” with Clutter? How to Win the Battle and Get Your Life Back

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