Downsizing For Retirement In Your 60s 

Ready To Prepare For Retirement In Your 60s By Downsizing?  Are you looking into retirement? Not sure if you should keep your current living situation or move into somewhere smaller and more affordable? Wondering how you’ll manage all of your stuff in a smaller living situation? Hi, I’m Rita Wilkins, the Downsizing Designer. Not so long ago, I was [...]

New towns and new friends

Rita Good morning, and welcome to day 23 of my 30 day journey to the South of France and today I'm here with a new friend Patricia Brooks.  We're in this beautiful town that she chose to move to just a little over a couple of months ago, right?   Patricia I’ve been in France [...]


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 [...]

Baby Boomers Want to Relax and Rejuvenate in 2018

  Baby boomers may be burning out, and looking to spend more time relaxing and rejuvenating on their next vacation, according to a recent AARP study. The Baby Boomer age group expects to take four or five leisure trips next year, spending almost $6,400 on travel (the same or more than they spent in 2017), [...]


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