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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 to Plan, Prepare and Pack Light for Stress-Free Travel After 60
11 months ago

How to Plan, Prepare and Pack Light for Stress-Free Travel After 60

How lightly do you travel? Since 2010, I’ve flown and holidayed with carry-on luggage only. That’s a handy seven kilograms of clothes, shoes and toiletries. Read More

7 Ways to Simplify Your Life While Saving the Environment
11 months ago

7 Ways to Simplify Your Life While Saving the Environment

I’m just one small person in a big world, but I am concerned about my responsibility for the wellbeing of the world around me.

In the 1970s, we were minimalists and a bit ‘hippie-ish.’ We eschewed sugar for honey and whole wheat for white. We tried our hand at gardening organically. We limited our possessions. We lived in modest homes. Read More

The Upside to Downsizing – How You Can Love Life with Less
11 months ago

The Upside to Downsizing – How You Can Love Life with Less

By  •  Lifestyle

While sorting through my inbox, I came across one email with the subject line “Loving Life with Less.” Given my interest in downsizing, I was very excited to read it. Yes! I thought. That’s exactly the goal. Read More

How Real Freedom Lies in Knowing When to Say, “I’ve Had Enough”
1 year ago

How Real Freedom Lies in Knowing When to Say, “I’ve Had Enough”

You push away from the dinner table because you’ve had enough to eat, averting obesity and health problems. You have a lovely glass of wine instead of too many, because you know one is enough. 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

Stuff It! How to Sensibly Deal with Our Parents’ Possessions as We Age
1 year ago

Stuff It! How to Sensibly Deal with Our Parents’ Possessions as We Age

As Baby Boomers grow older and start moving to smaller dwellings, their children are faced with a dilemma – parents’ possessions. Read More

Why Simplicity in Your Art and Life Matters After 60
1 year ago

Why Simplicity in Your Art and Life Matters After 60

Do you find yourself caught up in to-do lists that never end? Do you see problems all the time? Stress over little details and find drama in every situation? Read More

How to Organize Your Medicine Cabinet for Safety and Convenience
1 year ago

How to Organize Your Medicine Cabinet for Safety and Convenience

If one of your New Year’s intentions is to get more organized, one place you might be thinking of starting is your medicine cabinet. Read More

“Treasure, Transfer or Toss”: Exploring the Philosophy of Downsizing in Retirement
2 years ago

“Treasure, Transfer or Toss”: Exploring the Philosophy of Downsizing in Retirement

By  •  Lifestyle

When I downsized before moving to Florida, I put my most cherished possessions into one small 5 x 10 storage unit and left my car with my daughter. At the time, I was a bit concerned that I might be getting rid of too many things, but I didn’t want to store anything that wasn’t useful or meaningful to me. Read More

Downsizing Can Be Fun! Lessons from Joyful Decluttering
2 years ago

Downsizing Can Be Fun! Lessons from Joyful Decluttering

Do you live in a beautiful clutter-free space? Many of us aspire to live in a stress-free, orderly home. We seriously undertake an occasional decluttering marathon. Read More