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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.

How to Organize Your Medicine Cabinet for Safety and Convenience
1 week ago

How to Organize Your Medicine Cabinet for Safety and Convenience

If one of your New Year’s intentions is to get more organized, one place you might be thinking of starting is your medicine cabinet. Read More

“Treasure, Transfer or Toss”: Exploring the Philosophy of Downsizing in Retirement
2 weeks ago

“Treasure, Transfer or Toss”: Exploring the Philosophy of Downsizing in Retirement

By  •  Lifestyle

When I downsized before moving to Florida, I put my most cherished possessions into one small 5 x 10 storage unit and left my car with my daughter. At the time, I was a bit concerned that I might be getting rid of too many things, but I didn’t want to store anything that wasn’t useful or meaningful to me. Read More

Downsizing Can Be Fun! Lessons from Joyful Decluttering
2 weeks ago

Downsizing Can Be Fun! Lessons from Joyful Decluttering

Do you live in a beautiful clutter-free space? Many of us aspire to live in a stress-free, orderly home. We seriously undertake an occasional decluttering marathon. Read More

Embrace Anti-Consumerism and Feel Like a Millionaire After 60
2 months ago

Embrace Anti-Consumerism and Feel Like a Millionaire After 60

“I don’t need it. I don’t want it. I’m not gonna buy it.” Say it three times and walk away. Say it and feel fabulous. You’re a part of a new anti-consumerism movement that will help you feel like a millionaire. Read More

Downsizing in Retirement: Purging My Closet, Office and Bathroom and Learning to Breathe Again
2 months ago

Downsizing in Retirement: Purging My Closet, Office and Bathroom and Learning to Breathe Again

I love the change of seasons because it gives me an opportunity to do one of my favorite things: purge my closet. The good thing about purging one’s closet at the beginning of the season is that the things you get rid of are still wearable by someone else. Read More

How Developers Are Catering to Baby Boomer Renters
2 months ago

How Developers Are Catering to Baby Boomer Renters

By  •  Family

In 2011, when my wife and I decided to sell our three-story home in New Jersey and move to an apartment just three Metro stops from Washington, D.C., we had no idea we would be becoming part of a growing Baby Boomer trend. Read More

Why Life Over 60 Works Better Without Clutter
3 months ago

Why Life Over 60 Works Better Without Clutter

How would you feel if a relative or friend died, leaving a house full of clutter behind them, and it fell to you to sort it all out?

Unfortunately, this situation is very common. I often meet people who have toiled for months, or even years, disposing of someone else’s stuff. Read More

Downsizing in Your 60s? 5 Powerful Reasons to Go on a “Home Diet”
4 months ago

Downsizing in Your 60s? 5 Powerful Reasons to Go on a “Home Diet”

It’s normal to accumulate stuff on our journey through life. Not only do we buy stuff, but our family, friends, career, interests and hobbies encourage us to get more stuff. Read More

Should We Still Be Controlled by Material Possessions After 60?
4 months ago

Should We Still Be Controlled by Material Possessions After 60?

I recently had a wake-up call while preparing for Hurricane Irma. I live on an island, and the storm was on a path to our area. As my husband and I prepared our home, we realized that we may have to evacuate. Read More

How to Stop Your Guest Room from Becoming a Source of Clutter Creep
4 months ago

How to Stop Your Guest Room from Becoming a Source of Clutter Creep

It’s lovely to have a guest room in your home, but it can easily turn into yet another place to store things you rarely or never use. Read More

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