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Downsizing Your Life

Are you thinking about downsizing in retirement? Or, have you perhaps already experienced the benefits of downsizing your life. Not so long ago, I reduced my possessions to 200 items and I have never felt better! You can too.

5 Downsizing Dilemmas and How to Deal with Them
5 hours ago

5 Downsizing Dilemmas and How to Deal with Them

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As we age, we are often looking to downsize or eliminate clutter and excess. Many of us embrace the concept of living with fewer things to maintain and that tie us down. The reality is that actually releasing our things can be challenging.
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Why Downsizing Your Life May be a Key to Happiness After 60 – Dr. Dale Atkins Interview
1 week ago

Why Downsizing Your Life May be a Key to Happiness After 60 – Dr. Dale Atkins Interview

Let’s face it. Over the decades, we accumulate a lot of stuff. Then, as we get older, our priorities and interests change. After carrying clothes, books, travel souvenirs and school projects around for years, it all gets a little tiring. The memories are wonderful, but, in our 60s and 70s, for many of us, our focus shifts from things to experiences. Read More

Struggling to Manage Your Life and Home After 60? Downsizing Could Be the Answer
4 weeks ago

Struggling to Manage Your Life and Home After 60? Downsizing Could Be the Answer

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“What do I want to do with my life?” That’s an overwhelming question for a woman in her 60 and beyond. When I think of asking myself that question, all kinds of thoughts pop up: How do I know? If I don’t know, who knows? If I knew that, I’d be doing it. It’s too big to even think about. Read More

22 Tips for Cleaning Out Your Closet After 60 – Downsizing the Tried and True Way
1 month ago

22 Tips for Cleaning Out Your Closet After 60 – Downsizing the Tried and True Way

Are you filled with joy when you open your closet in the morning to get dressed? Or are you overwhelmed with too many choices? As an older woman, you likely have a ton of accumulated clothes, but do you often think, “I have nothing to wear”? Read More

How Downsizing Early Could Help You Save $200K Extra for Retirement
2 months ago

How Downsizing Early Could Help You Save $200K Extra for Retirement

It’s not surprising that downsizing has become a big trend in the United States and other Western countries. After all, we are simply drowning in stuff! How much stuff? Well, according to the LA Times, the average U.S. household contains 300,000 items. 300,000! That’s insane! Read More

Are You Downsizing Your Home Too? I Couldn’t Let Go of this One Thing!
2 months ago

Are You Downsizing Your Home Too? I Couldn’t Let Go of this One Thing!

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Anyone who has downsized her home knows that the experience it is an emotional roller coaster. The process of getting rid of our possessions goes something like this.

First we get rid of the junk that has accumulated in our homes. This includes those items that really don’t matter to us or may have never mattered to us. Read More

The Unexpected Benefits of Downsizing: Clear Your Clutter and Your Outlook on Life
2 months ago

The Unexpected Benefits of Downsizing: Clear Your Clutter and Your Outlook on Life

Maybe you’re still living in the house where you raised the children: Bedrooms remain unused. Closets are full of things accumulated over decades. Memories are in every corner. The garage is stuffed with who knows what. Read More

Having Trouble Downsizing? These 6 Questions May Help You to Simplify and Move Forward
2 months ago

Having Trouble Downsizing? These 6 Questions May Help You to Simplify and Move Forward

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Simplifying, downsizing, decluttering… these topics seem to be very popular right now. Why is this such an issue for so many people? Read More

5 Tips to Help You Declutter with Poise – Even When You’re a Pack Rat
2 months ago

5 Tips to Help You Declutter with Poise – Even When You’re a Pack Rat

Cleaning out an apartment or house is a stressful process, regardless of the reason. It’s not much fun sorting through possessions when you’re moving or renovating. Read More

Downsizing Your Home After 60? Get Ready to Live!
3 months ago

Downsizing Your Home After 60? Get Ready to Live!

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I had just finished a book reading at a local bookstore, and the first question came from a man who was sitting toward the back of the room. He shared that he had begun a “small downsizing,” and that the first question he got from a neighbor was, “Are you getting ready to die?”
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