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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.

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

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

By  •  Lifestyle

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 weeks 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!
1 month ago

Downsizing Your Home After 60? Get Ready to Live!

By  •  Lifestyle

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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Downsizing Your Home? It’s Easier When You’re Facing the Right Direction!
2 months ago

Downsizing Your Home? It’s Easier When You’re Facing the Right Direction!

By  •  Lifestyle

Over the weekend, I was riding my bike to one of my favorite coffee shops, which is only about 10 miles away, so it’s usually an easy ride.

But on this day, the wind was blowing “like spit,” as my grandmother used to say. (Do you ever think about things people said as you were growing up that you never thought much about, and then at some point, you begin to wonder “what on earth did that mean?”) Read More

How to Plan, Prepare and Pack Light for Stress-Free Travel After 60
2 months ago

How to Plan, Prepare and Pack Light for Stress-Free Travel After 60

How lightly do you travel? Since 2010, I’ve flown and holidayed with carry-on luggage only. That’s a handy seven kilograms of clothes, shoes and toiletries. Read More

7 Ways to Simplify Your Life While Saving the Environment
2 months ago

7 Ways to Simplify Your Life While Saving the Environment

I’m just one small person in a big world, but I am concerned about my responsibility for the wellbeing of the world around me.

In the 1970s, we were minimalists and a bit ‘hippie-ish.’ We eschewed sugar for honey and whole wheat for white. We tried our hand at gardening organically. We limited our possessions. We lived in modest homes. Read More

The Upside to Downsizing – How You Can Love Life with Less
2 months ago

The Upside to Downsizing – How You Can Love Life with Less

By  •  Lifestyle

While sorting through my inbox, I came across one email with the subject line “Loving Life with Less.” Given my interest in downsizing, I was very excited to read it. Yes! I thought. That’s exactly the goal. Read More

7 Reasons to Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle After 60
4 months ago

7 Reasons to Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle After 60

Have you got a stack of yogurt containers, microwave meal bowls or a shelf full of empty jars? Most of us keep food containers as we hate to throw them out. We figure that eventually we’ll find a use for them. Read More

Downsizing After 60: Are You Surrounded by Too Much Stuff and Need to Let it Go?
4 months ago

Downsizing After 60: Are You Surrounded by Too Much Stuff and Need to Let it Go?

Is your home filled with mementos and paperwork, or your closets stuffed with clothes? Are you or a person you live with a hoarder? Read More

How Real Freedom Lies in Knowing When to Say, “I’ve Had Enough”
7 months ago

How Real Freedom Lies in Knowing When to Say, “I’ve Had Enough”

You push away from the dinner table because you’ve had enough to eat, averting obesity and health problems. You have a lovely glass of wine instead of too many, because you know one is enough. Read More