Rita Wilkins Decluttering and minimalism blog

Lean Design: Minimalist Design Tips For A Minimalist Lifestyle

More Isn’t Always Better! Live A Decluttered Life With Minimalist Essentials American culture often supposes that more is better. However, more things and a bigger home may be what’s holding you back from living your best life. However, more isn’t always best – even when it comes to interior design ...
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A Must-Have Conversation: How to Talk to Your Parents About Their Stuff

At a recent conference where I was speaking, I had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with many young professional women. One of the topics they most wanted to talk to me about as the “Downsizing Designer” was how to talk to their parents about all of their stuff. Stuff ...
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From Chaos to Clarity: Embracing Your New Decluttered Life

In this blog, consider embarking on a transformational journey - one that brings you closer to a life you’ve always envisioned. If you’re tired of living a life full of clutter and chaos, this blog will inspire you to clear your clutter so you can begin living a life you ...
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Minimalist Tips: New Extreme Decluttering Method 

Tired Of Being Overwhelmed By Clutter? Are you ready to lead a more minimalist lifestyle, but you’re not sure how to achieve that lifestyle? Are you tired of living with too much stuff, not enough space? Are you, perhaps, ready to go to extreme methods to declutter your home in ...
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5 Downsides to Downsizing

If you are considering downsizing, this blog is intended to help you weigh some pros and cons before you make such a big decision. As the “Downsizing Designer,” I’m frequently asked if there are downsides to downsizing. The short answer is downsizing may or may not be right for you ...
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How Can You Succeed At Decluttering In 2024? 

Stay Committed To Your Decluttering Goals In 2024 Decluttering and organizing one’s home is one of the most common goals we have for the new year. However, it’s not a goal that is commonly achieved. In fact, some evidence shows that as many as 80% of those who set the ...
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Harness The Power of Letting Go for A Simpler and Happier Life

Clutter silently sabotages our health, our wealth, our well-being, and our overall happiness. Messy spaces trigger strong emotions causing stress often making it nearly impossible to rest and relax in our own homes. Visible and invisible clutter leads to an underlying feeling of discontent and dissatisfaction with our homes and ...

How To Become A Minimalist: Decluttering Tools And Minimalist Essentials

Are You Overwhelmed By Clutter? Make 2024 Clutter Free With Decluttering Tips Having too much stuff and not enough space in your home is a stressful experience – but you don’t have to let the clutter in your home overwhelm you! You can take back your home through decluttering starting ...
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Learn How To Get Started Decluttering With Minimalist Essentials 

What Is Clutter? How Do I Declutter My Life? It can be all too easy to allow your home to become cluttered. You accumulate too many things over the years, and by the time a new year comes you find that you don’t have enough space for all of those ...