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

What I Learned from My Downsizing Adventure

By  •  Lifestyle

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?
1 year 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
1 year 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

By  •  Lifestyle

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