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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.

3 Simply Fantastic Websites to Help You Embrace a Minimalist Lifestyle
5 months ago

3 Simply Fantastic Websites to Help You Embrace a Minimalist Lifestyle

Minimalism is a cool trend. I truly believe that minimalist living is something that Boomer women, especially, should look into. After years of home making, traveling, careers, and maybe children and grandchildren, chances are we’ve accumulated a lot of things. Read More

Decluttering the Nest: Helping Your Adult Children (and You!) to Move Forward
5 months ago

Decluttering the Nest: Helping Your Adult Children (and You!) to Move Forward

Why is it that so many adult children use their parents’ home to store all their childhood mementos? What effect does this have on them? And how does it affect the parents who allow it? Read More

Are You Downsizing Your Home Too? I Couldn’t Let Go of this One Thing!
7 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 Surprising Benefits of Having an Organized Purse or Handbag… and How to Do it!
8 months ago

The Surprising Benefits of Having an Organized Purse or Handbag… and How to Do it!

It’s called a purse if you’re American and a handbag if you’re English, like me. But whatever name you call it, most women carry one, and it usually contains far more items than they ever need. Read More

Reinvent Your Fashion Style After 60 with a Wardrobe Makeover
9 months ago

Reinvent Your Fashion Style After 60 with a Wardrobe Makeover

The importance of a wardrobe makeover is a topic I feel very strongly about. In fact, I have included a whole chapter to this subject in my book Hot Stuff. I have also successfully completed many Wardrobe Workouts for women who chose not to do it alone. Read More

Are You a Crafty Grandma? Here’s How to Keep Your Craft Materials Clutter Free
9 months ago

Are You a Crafty Grandma? Here’s How to Keep Your Craft Materials Clutter Free

Are you a knitter, quilter, or have some other crafting hobby that takes up substantial space in your home? Here’s what to do to keep your craft supplies under control so you can enjoy your hobby more. Read More

How to Declutter Your Home, 20-Minutes at a Time
10 months ago

How to Declutter Your Home, 20-Minutes at a Time

We all know the old saying that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – and the same principle can be applied if you want to declutter your home. The trick is to begin small and take it one step at a time. Here’s how to get started.

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What I Learned from My Downsizing Adventure
10 months ago

What I Learned from My Downsizing Adventure

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I’ve been considering moving for several years now. I have wanted to downsize and move somewhere warm and be close to the water. Read More

Downsizing? Why Not Consider Upsizing Instead?
11 months ago

Downsizing? Why Not Consider Upsizing Instead?

It’s long been the conventional wisdom that, as you grow older, it makes sense to retire and downsize from the house that has been home for decades. For many, that conventional wisdom may no longer be the case. Read More

What 3 Weeks Organizing My Photos Taught Me About Downsizing
11 months ago

What 3 Weeks Organizing My Photos Taught Me About Downsizing

Are you downsizing? Did you struggle with some of your favorite possessions? Have you thought about downsizing your photos? Read More