Trending: Guest Bedroom Upgrades… Sign of Our Times?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you noticed what I am noticing? Are you starting to receive invitations from family and friends again? Come for dinner? Join us for golf or tennis? Let’s have coffee or a drink? Is it a sign of our times? After a year of being cooped up in our [...]

By |2021-10-06T09:33:26+00:00August 5th, 2021|Baby Boomers, design ideas, design trends, Interior design, Interiors, Residential, trending|Comments Off on Trending: Guest Bedroom Upgrades… Sign of Our Times?

The 3-Day Workweek: It’s possible!

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work less, maybe 3- or 4-day work week, and yet still make a great income that will provide for you and your family? This lifestyle design concept of a 4-hour workweek was introduced to us by Tim Ferriss a [...]

By |2021-08-03T12:35:57+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Baby Boomers, bucket list, freedom, motivation, trending|Comments Off on The 3-Day Workweek: It’s possible!

Travel Light: Declutter Your Suitcase before You Go

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you ever returned from vacation and realized there were things in your suitcase that you lugged around with you for your entire trip, but that you never wore? You ended up wearing the same clothes over and over again. If you are anything like me, you might also [...]

By |2021-06-29T10:41:29+00:00June 29th, 2021|lifestyle, travel, trending|Comments Off on Travel Light: Declutter Your Suitcase before You Go

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

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 [...]

Do You Have a Love-Hate Relationship with Your Bathroom?

Do You Want to Fall in Love All Over Again? By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer It might surprise you, but according to a survey by “Bathroom Habits,” the average American spends: 3o minutes each day in the bathroom. 182 hours each year. And, that’s just the average! And, that’s a whole lot of time [...]

By |2021-02-01T12:27:57+00:00September 1st, 2020|A Peak into Your Good Life, Baby Boomers, Bathroom Remodel, Decorating, Design, design trends, Home Decorating, Interior design, Interiors, Renovation, Residential, Space Planning, trending|Comments Off on Do You Have a Love-Hate Relationship with Your Bathroom?

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

LIFESTYLE DESIGN – WHAT IS IT?

By Rita S. Wilkins, The Downsizing Designer As a young girl growing up in Germany, our family of seven took frequent road trips to neighboring countries. Our mom was usually the instigator of these adventures. Dad was the consummate planner. In so many ways, they were the perfect team. She was curious, a learner, a [...]

Downsizing From the Inside Out – Make Room for the Life You REALLY Want

Have you downsized from a larger home to a smaller one? It was fun and easy, right? Do you still have unopened boxes that you have no clue what’s inside of them?     Have you ever asked yourself WHY you brought so many things with you even though you knew you were trying to downsize? [...]

8 Hacks to Glam Up Your Small Space

As a specialist in downsizing, along with years of remodeling for clients, I have come across many unique small homes that do a wonderful job of maximizing available space. The trick be minimal in your approach: remove clutter and focus on features that elicit feelings of openness: light, simplicity and air. But we need our [...]

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