Top 9 Ways You Can Plan Now to Age in Place

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you are in your 50s or 60s, and you are starting to have discussions about whether you should downsize your home or whether you should age in place, there are a number of steps you can start taking now to modify your home should you decide to stay. [...]

By |2021-08-16T15:24:10+00:00August 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top 9 Ways You Can Plan Now to Age in Place

Downsizing And Starting Over 

Is It Too Late To Downsize And Start Over?  Downsizing and decluttering is a great way to get a fresh start and start over. Baby boomers, if you want to start over, declutter your home, and live a simpler life, then I can help. My name is Rita Wilkins and I am The Downsizing Designer. I simplified my life [...]

By |2021-06-22T15:32:09+00:00May 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Downsizing And Starting Over 

Managing Emotions While Downsizing 

How to Downsize and Simplify Your Life  Many baby boomers are currently hitting a point in their lives where they feel a need to simplify. Perhaps you’re getting ready for retirement. Perhaps you’re looking for a way to save money. You may even just find that you have too many things to manage. Downsizing is the answer to many [...]

By |2021-04-09T13:31:43+00:00April 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Managing Emotions While Downsizing 

Get a Jumpstart on Spring with a Decluttering Method That Really Works! (it’s called minimizing)

BY RITA WILKINS THE DOWNSIZING DESIGNER Spring is just around the corner. Our thoughts turn to being outside again, new beginnings, and a fresh start. Our thoughts might also turn into the age-old custom of spring cleaning, giving your home a fresh, lighter, less cluttered look. Have you ever asked yourself why you take time [...]

By |2021-03-05T20:26:47+00:00March 5th, 2021|decluttering tips, lifestyle, minimalism, simplicity, simplify your life, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Get a Jumpstart on Spring with a Decluttering Method That Really Works! (it’s called minimizing)

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?

Why Not Start Decluttering Your Home Now So Your Kids and Family Don’t Have to Do It When You’re Gone?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you have lost your parents or a significant other, you may have had to deal with not only cleaning out their home and all of the things they’ve collected and accumulated over many years, but you may have also had to prepare their home for sale. All of [...]

SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE: Stress less this holiday season

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” It can be, but it can also be a time of great stress, anxiety, and even loneliness. If you believe what TV and media tells you that the perfect holiday season is: Families and friends gathered around the table. A home filled with [...]

By |2021-01-04T14:50:06+00:00December 11th, 2020|lifestyle, simplify your life, Uncategorized|Comments Off on SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE: Stress less this holiday season

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?

WHY THE BEST TIME TO PLAN YOUR KITCHEN DESIGN IS DURING THE BUSY HOLIDAY SEASON

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer It sounds crazy, right? Planning your kitchen design during one of the busiest times of the year! Why would I recommend that? Think of it this way: Your house might be full of family who is home for the holidays (maybe not quite as many this year with Covid-19 [...]

By |2021-01-04T14:58:23+00:00November 27th, 2020|Holiday Decorating, Home Decorating, Interior design, Kitchen renovation, lifestyle, Renovation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on WHY THE BEST TIME TO PLAN YOUR KITCHEN DESIGN IS DURING THE BUSY HOLIDAY SEASON

Your home (YOU’RE HOME) for the holiday: a Virtual Thanksgiving this year

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer This week kicks off the holiday season and many people I’ve talked to are dreading the holiday season this year because of the many restrictions and concerns surrounding the spread of covid-19. But those of you who know me as a friend, as a design, or as a coach, [...]

By |2021-01-04T14:57:29+00:00November 26th, 2020|lifestyle, simplicity, simplify your life, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Your home (YOU’RE HOME) for the holiday: a Virtual Thanksgiving this year

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