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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 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
1 year 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
1 year 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

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”
2 years 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?
2 years 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