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About Rita Wilkins

Rita Wilkins, known as The Downsizing Designer, is a nationally recognized interior design and lifestyle design expert, Tedx speaker and author of Downsize Your Life, Upgrade Your Lifestyle: Secrets to More Time, Money and Freedom. She challenges baby boomer audiences to reimagine, reinvent, redesign their lives to live abundantly with less. Learn more at https://www.designservicesltd.com/
Latest Posts | By Rita Wilkins
How a Reverse Bucket List Can Reboot and Reignite Your Life and Your Career
1 week ago

How a Reverse Bucket List Can Reboot and Reignite Your Life and Your Career

By  •  Mindset

One of the most talked about subjects of our time and at this stage of our lives, is how to successfully navigate these uncertain times so we can not only survive, but thrive in life. In Bruce Feiler’s new book, Life Is in the Transitions…
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Silver Learnings or How Covid-19 Turned Out to Be the Best Thing That Happened to Me
4 months ago

Silver Learnings or How Covid-19 Turned Out to Be the Best Thing That Happened to Me

By  •  Mindset

Report card day. Remember? Handwritten teacher notes, academic grades, effort grades, and even “deportment” grades. Sitting at the kitchen table, our nightly tradition, Mom made one of our favorite casseroles…
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Are You “Dueling” with Clutter? How to Win the Battle and Get Your Life Back
9 months ago

Are You “Dueling” with Clutter? How to Win the Battle and Get Your Life Back

By  •  Lifestyle

Are you fighting a never-ending battle with clutter? If you think you are alone, you’re not! According to the National Association of Professional Organizers: 54% of Americans are overwhelmed by clutter…

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

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

By  •  Lifestyle

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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The Gift That Changed My Life… It Could Change Yours Too!
10 months ago

The Gift That Changed My Life… It Could Change Yours Too!

By  •  Lifestyle

I was talking with a friend this morning who said, “I’m already exhausted… and the holiday season just began!” She went on to say that she barely had time to enjoy Thanksgiving because she spent so much time…
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10 Lessons that Come from Living Outside of Your Comfort Zone
1 year ago

10 Lessons that Come from Living Outside of Your Comfort Zone

By  •  Travel

We all have dreams and bucket lists that we would like to accomplish in our lifetime. Seeing that most of us are past 60, we have likely completed many of them…

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