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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.

How Do You Know When it’s Time to Downsize Your Life?
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 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
6 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?
6 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
6 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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Why Downsizing Your Life May be a Key to Happiness After 60 – Dr. Dale Atkins Interview
7 months ago

Why Downsizing Your Life May be a Key to Happiness After 60 – Dr. Dale Atkins Interview

Let’s face it. Over the decades, we accumulate a lot of stuff. Then, as we get older, our priorities and interests change. After carrying clothes, books, travel souvenirs and school projects around for years, it all gets a little tiring. The memories are wonderful, but, in our 60s and 70s, for many of us, our focus shifts from things to experiences. Read More

Struggling to Manage Your Life and Home After 60? Downsizing Could Be the Answer
7 months ago

Struggling to Manage Your Life and Home After 60? Downsizing Could Be the Answer

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“What do I want to do with my life?” That’s an overwhelming question for a woman in her 60 and beyond. When I think of asking myself that question, all kinds of thoughts pop up: How do I know? If I don’t know, who knows? If I knew that, I’d be doing it. It’s too big to even think about. Read More

22 Tips for Cleaning Out Your Closet After 60 – Downsizing the Tried and True Way
8 months ago

22 Tips for Cleaning Out Your Closet After 60 – Downsizing the Tried and True Way

Are you filled with joy when you open your closet in the morning to get dressed? Or are you overwhelmed with too many choices? As an older woman, you likely have a ton of accumulated clothes, but do you often think, “I have nothing to wear”? Read More