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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.

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

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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?
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

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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

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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