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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.

Living with Roommates in Retirement – The Golden Girls Were Right!
2 weeks ago

Living with Roommates in Retirement – The Golden Girls Were Right!

Many of us share common fears as we enter retirement. We fear financial challenges, failing health and feelings of disconnectedness as we grow older. The good news is that there is one strategy which can help us effectively face all three – living with roommates. Read More

Do Your Clothes Spark Joy After 50? (Do They Have to?)
2 weeks ago

Do Your Clothes Spark Joy After 50? (Do They Have to?)

A lot of people, including myself, have fallen hard for the “Konmari” craze. In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, the trend – which has spread like wildfire – is the result of the enormous success of Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Read More

Downsizing and Recycling Trend: Save the World While Decluttering Your Life
2 weeks ago

Downsizing and Recycling Trend: Save the World While Decluttering Your Life

There appears to be no doubt about it. More and more of us are downsizing as we grow older. We don’t need or want the maintenance of a large home.

The prospect of downsizing means thinking about how many of our material things we really do use. What do we do with the things we do not want to take in a move to a smaller home? Think about recycling. Read More

How Do You Know When it’s Time to Downsize Your Life?
4 weeks ago

How Do You Know When it’s Time to Downsize Your Life?

There’s only one good answer to the question of when to downsize – before you have to. Read More

The Importance of Humor for Older Women Downsizing Their Home
1 month ago

The Importance of Humor for Older Women Downsizing Their Home

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“Humor is the great thing, the saving thing after all. The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations and resentments flit away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.” Read More

What to Do with Your Collectibles When Downsizing
1 month ago

What to Do with Your Collectibles When Downsizing

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I have written several articles and given presentations on the importance of getting your affairs in order for your loved ones prior to your death. In fact, I created a flash drive called My Affairs in Order that allows you to record financial and personal information for your family. Read More

How to Organize Your Home After Clearing Out the Clutter
2 months ago

How to Organize Your Home After Clearing Out the Clutter

Clutter clearing is all about sorting through your belongings to decide what stays and what goes. In my Fast Track Clutter Clearing online course, I teach highly effective methods for doing this.

At the end of the process you are left with all the items you want to keep, and this is where the motto “A place for everything and everything in its place” comes in. Read More

How Clearing Clutter Can Help You Find Freedom and Happiness After 60
2 months ago

How Clearing Clutter Can Help You Find Freedom and Happiness After 60

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I came across this quote about clearing clutter on – of all places – a medical website, and it struck me as the perfect way to look at the “too much stuff” conundrum I’m still struggling with. Read More

Downsizing Your Home One Small Step at a Time: Are You Willing to Start This Journey as a Mature Woman?
2 months ago

Downsizing Your Home One Small Step at a Time: Are You Willing to Start This Journey as a Mature Woman?

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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

My experience shows that a major downsizing of your home can seem like an even bigger undertaking than a thousand-mile trip. Give me a choice, and I’ll take the trip! Read More

5 Downsizing Dilemmas and How to Deal with Them
2 months ago

5 Downsizing Dilemmas and How to Deal with Them

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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