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What Do You Do When You Want to Downsize – But Your Spouse Doesn’t?

By Rita Wilkins December 28, 2023

As an interior designer for the past 35 years, I have had the opportunity to help baby boomers design their first, second and even third homes, their beach houses, mountain retreats, and country cottages…

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Downsized? How to Decorate Your New Smaller Home for the Holidays

By Rita Wilkins December 07, 2023

At this stage of life, you’re looking forward to a simpler lifestyle with less clutter, more freedom, new friends, and new memories. Your kids are now grown and have left the nest. You might be single, widowed, or a couple. No matter what, holidays…

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4 Ways to Downsize the Memories That Are Amplified When You Let Go of Stuff

By Margaret Manning September 01, 2023

When I began my reductionist initiative a few years ago, I assumed I would actually end up with fewer things to think about. Less stuff to worry about and more emotional freedom. Seemed a logical expectation at the time and in fact was my motivation…

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How to Convince Your Spouse to Downsize

By C. Coles August 13, 2023

If you knew Gayle and Marc, you would think that it was entirely Marc’s idea for them to move into a cottage home. For years, Marc led a fairly frugal life. He carried the same briefcase to work. He had the same lunch with leftovers from the previous night…

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How Do You Know When It’s Time to Downsize Your Life?

By Sherry Bronson February 14, 2023

There’s only one good answer to the question of when to downsize – before you have to. As we age, the psychological benefits of choice increase and the opportunities to choose decrease. Things happen to us that are beyond our control…

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5 Ways to Downsize Without Becoming a Small Person

By Ginny McReynolds July 30, 2022

“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…” 

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Downsize Your Possessions – Your Way

By Rosanne Ullman November 26, 2021

The colonial furniture had made its way from my childhood bedroom to my first apartment and my next four places of residence, but now that I was downsizing and leaving my home of 36 years, it was time to say goodbye. In Marie Kondo fashion…

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How to Find Acceptance in Friends and Family When Deciding to Downsize

By C. Coles May 18, 2021

As someone working with people in transition, I meet a lot of interesting women. Amanda is one of them. A wonderful, professional woman approaching 60, Amanda had her mind made up. After spending several months carefully considering…

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How Do You Know You Have Just Enough? The Secret to Staying Downsized

By Sara Hart April 28, 2020

You’ve gone through the incredibly hard process of downsizing your house to a smaller place – maybe a much smaller place. You’ve moved, organized things, and figured out just where to put everything you took with you. Read More

Already Downsized? Learn How to Buy Without Adding Clutter to Your Life

By Elizabeth Dunkel January 09, 2020

If I read one more article about downsizing and decluttering, I think I’ll scream. At first it was refreshingly liberating, this KonMari method of asking, “Does this item bring me joy?” – yes, you’re in; no you’re out. Boom!

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