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 [...]

Downsizing And Starting Over in Your 60s Is Emotional: How to Design the Life You Really Want

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you’re in your 60s or 70s, perhaps you have already downsized. You might be saying, “Why didn’t I downsize sooner?” You might be experiencing a home and a lifestyle that is better suited for you at this stage of your life. You have more time, energy, and freedom [...]

By |2022-02-17T11:24:54+00:00February 17th, 2022|A Peak into Your Good Life, Aging in place, baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer., simplicity, simplify your life, Starting the Good Life|Comments Off on Downsizing And Starting Over in Your 60s Is Emotional: How to Design the Life You Really Want

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

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?

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

Empty Nester? What’s Next?

You just dropped off your youngest child at college and moved him into his dorm.  The ride home seems longer.  It’s quiet and tearful. You walk through the front door of your home where there are no more lacrosse sticks or gym bags to trip over.  There are no dirty socks on the family room [...]

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