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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.

The Upside to Downsizing – How You Can Love Life with Less
3 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
5 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?
5 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”
8 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

How Simplifying Your Life Can Help You to be Happier After 60
9 months ago

How Simplifying Your Life Can Help You to be Happier After 60

Talking to the other women in our community, I’m convinced that simplifying your life is one of the best things that you can do in your 60s. As we get older, we often find ourselves surrounded by years of accumulated possessions. Some of our possessions are connected to a beautiful memory, a special person, or a significant time or place. Other things are, well, just… things. Read More

Stuff It! How to Sensibly Deal with Our Parents’ Possessions as We Age
9 months ago

Stuff It! How to Sensibly Deal with Our Parents’ Possessions as We Age

As Baby Boomers grow older and start moving to smaller dwellings, their children are faced with a dilemma – parents’ possessions. Read More

Already Downsized? Learn How to Buy Without Adding Clutter to Your Life
9 months ago

Already Downsized? Learn How to Buy Without Adding Clutter to Your Life

Welcome to another article in my series of How to live like a millionaire and my second article on anti-consumerism.

If I read one more article about downsizing and decluttering, I think I’ll scream. At first it was refreshingly liberating, this KonMari method of asking, “Does this item bring me joy?” – yes, you’re in; no you’re out. Boom! Read More

Why Simplicity in Your Art and Life Matters After 60
10 months ago

Why Simplicity in Your Art and Life Matters After 60

Do you find yourself caught up in to-do lists that never end? Do you see problems all the time? Stress over little details and find drama in every situation? Read More

How to Organize Your Medicine Cabinet for Safety and Convenience
10 months 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
10 months 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