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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.

What 3 Weeks Organizing My Photos Taught Me About Downsizing
12 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

How Getting Organized for Retirement Sent Me Spinning Down Memory Lane
1 year ago

How Getting Organized for Retirement Sent Me Spinning Down Memory Lane

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Today, I started packing up my home. The memories were playing in my head while I packed and taped the bubble-wrap. We spend so many years saving things, like little snippets of our lives. Read More

What I Learned About Downsizing and Condo Living – The Inside Scoop
1 year ago

What I Learned About Downsizing and Condo Living – The Inside Scoop

By  •  Lifestyle

I realized early in the process that downsizing from my big-ass house and moving to a condo wasn’t going to be easy. Although it was the right decision at the time, I was overwhelmed by the jaw-clenching enormity of the job. Read More

I’m Living the Dream – In a Static Caravan
1 year ago

I’m Living the Dream – In a Static Caravan

As a 60-something-year-old travel writer, I have been lucky enough to stay in top hotels, cosy B&B’s and, on occasion, beautifully appointed self-catering accommodation. But, camping and caravanning have certainly not been on my agenda. Read More

Could Downsizing be a Key to Happiness After 60?
1 year ago

Could Downsizing be a Key to Happiness After 60?

By the time we reach our 60th birthday, most of us have collected a lot of stuff. We have old bikes and new gadgets, boxes of used clothes and piles of unread books. In the words of Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, “Most of it seemed to make some kind of sense at the time.” Read More

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

Simple Sophistication and the Art of Living Well After 60
2 years ago

Simple Sophistication and the Art of Living Well After 60

I never realized just how cluttered my life had become until I made the decision to start downsizing my life after 60. After years of accumulating “stuff,” I made the difficult – some would say dramatic – decision to reduce the number of items that I owned to 200. Read More

How to Start Your Own Golden Girls House (Video)
2 years ago

How to Start Your Own Golden Girls House (Video)

Are you trying to decide where to live in retirement? The Golden Girls network may be for you! Read More

5 Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Roommate in Retirement (Video)
2 years ago

5 Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Roommate in Retirement (Video)

Making friends as an adult is difficult. This is especially true when you are in retirement and many of the social bonds that you relied on in the past fade away. One option that many women over 60 find appealing is getting a roommate. Read More

How to Choose a Roommate After 60 – Advice from the Golden Girls Network (Video)
2 years ago

How to Choose a Roommate After 60 – Advice from the Golden Girls Network (Video)

One potential solution to the problem of loneliness in retirement is finding a roommate. But, if you are like most of us, you don’t want just any roommate – you want someone who shares your interests and is fun to live with. Read More