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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.

Embrace Anti-Consumerism and Feel Like a Millionaire After 60
1 year ago

Embrace Anti-Consumerism and Feel Like a Millionaire After 60

“I don’t need it. I don’t want it. I’m not gonna buy it.” Say it three times and walk away. Say it and feel fabulous. You’re a part of a new anti-consumerism movement that will help you feel like a millionaire. Read More

Downsizing in Retirement: Purging My Closet, Office and Bathroom and Learning to Breathe Again
1 year ago

Downsizing in Retirement: Purging My Closet, Office and Bathroom and Learning to Breathe Again

I love the change of seasons because it gives me an opportunity to do one of my favorite things: purge my closet. The good thing about purging one’s closet at the beginning of the season is that the things you get rid of are still wearable by someone else. Read More

How Developers Are Catering to Baby Boomer Renters
1 year ago

How Developers Are Catering to Baby Boomer Renters

By  •  Family

In 2011, when my wife and I decided to sell our three-story home in New Jersey and move to an apartment just three Metro stops from Washington, D.C., we had no idea we would be becoming part of a growing Baby Boomer trend. Read More

Downsizing in Your 60s? 5 Powerful Reasons to Go on a “Home Diet”
1 year ago

Downsizing in Your 60s? 5 Powerful Reasons to Go on a “Home Diet”

It’s normal to accumulate stuff on our journey through life. Not only do we buy stuff, but our family, friends, career, interests and hobbies encourage us to get more stuff. Read More

Should We Still Be Controlled by Material Possessions After 60?
1 year ago

Should We Still Be Controlled by Material Possessions After 60?

I recently had a wake-up call while preparing for Hurricane Irma. I live on an island, and the storm was on a path to our area. As my husband and I prepared our home, we realized that we may have to evacuate. Read More

How to Stop Your Guest Room from Becoming a Source of Clutter Creep
1 year ago

How to Stop Your Guest Room from Becoming a Source of Clutter Creep

It’s lovely to have a guest room in your home, but it can easily turn into yet another place to store things you rarely or never use. Read More

Exploring Baba Yaga: A New Home Sharing Trend for Older Adults
2 years ago

Exploring Baba Yaga: A New Home Sharing Trend for Older Adults

By  •  Lifestyle

Have you found, as I have, that at dinner with friends if the discussion moves to future living plans, somebody will suggest – to great laughter and applause – that we all move into a big house together. Read More

5 Ways to Downsize Without Becoming a Small Person
2 years ago

5 Ways to Downsize Without Becoming a Small Person

“Much of what we acquire in life isn’t worth dragging to the next leg of our journey,” writes Gina Greenlee in Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road. “Travel light,” she adds. “You will be better equipped to travel far.”  Read More

How Nature Can Make Life More Enjoyable After 60
2 years ago

How Nature Can Make Life More Enjoyable After 60

By  •  Mindset

This was the most rain I had seen for many years. Winter was a major challenge. I live in remote mountains, in the bowl of Mill Creek, in magical Big Sur. The environment continues to challenge all of us. Read More

Think You Could Never Live with a Roommate After 60? Think Again!
2 years ago

Think You Could Never Live with a Roommate After 60? Think Again!

Sometimes the hardest hurdles we face are the ones we create ourselves. Meaning that they’re not really there – they’re only in our minds. Read More