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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.

22 Tips for Cleaning Out Your Closet After 60 – Downsizing the Tried and True Way
2 weeks ago

22 Tips for Cleaning Out Your Closet After 60 – Downsizing the Tried and True Way

Are you filled with joy when you open your closet in the morning to get dressed? Or are you overwhelmed with too many choices? As an older woman, you likely have a ton of accumulated clothes, but do you often think, “I have nothing to wear”? Read More

Embrace Anti-Consumerism and Feel Like a Millionaire After 60
4 weeks 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

How to Become a Guru in Downsizing Your 6+ Decades’ Worth of Photos
1 month ago

How to Become a Guru in Downsizing Your 6+ Decades’ Worth of Photos

Summer’s over. It’s back to school time (well for other people) – perfectly suitable to get down to some fall photo cleaning. A friend of mine used to say, “Why do today what can easily be put off until tomorrow?”
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Downsizing Your Home After 60: Don’t Let Change Keep You from Living the Life You Want
2 months ago

Downsizing Your Home After 60: Don’t Let Change Keep You from Living the Life You Want

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Everyone resists change… Change is very hard… Real change takes a long time…

We hear things like these all the time. Are they true? Well, maybe and maybe not. Like lots of things, “It depends.”

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The Hardest Part of Downsizing: Letting Go of Treasured Things Accumulated Over a Lifetime
2 months ago

The Hardest Part of Downsizing: Letting Go of Treasured Things Accumulated Over a Lifetime

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The question I hear most often when I’m talking with people who are in the middle of a major downsizing or are getting ready to downsize is, “How can I get rid of things that are very, very important to me?”
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How Clearing Clutter Can Help You Find Freedom and Happiness After 60
2 months ago

How Clearing Clutter Can Help You Find Freedom and Happiness After 60

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I came across this quote about clearing clutter on – of all places – a medical website, and it struck me as the perfect way to look at the “too much stuff” conundrum I’m still struggling with. Read More

The Upside to Downsizing – How You Can Love Life with Less
3 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

5 Ways to Downsize Without Becoming a Small Person
3 months 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

The True Meaning of Downsizing: What to Keep, What to Release
3 months ago

The True Meaning of Downsizing: What to Keep, What to Release

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Yesterday morning this landed in my inbox from Margaret Manning:

Downsizing (and simplification, more generally) has been a passion of mine over the last several years. And, one of the things that I have discovered through this process is that downsizing isn’t so much about letting go of “stuff” as it is letting go of emotions, memories and psychological barriers to change. So, let’s talk about how to get ready for downsizing at any age. Have you already gone through the process of downsizing your home? Or, are you thinking about doing this in the years to come? Read More

Downsizing Your Home as a 60+ Woman: Facing the Discomfort of Uncertainty
4 months ago

Downsizing Your Home as a 60+ Woman: Facing the Discomfort of Uncertainty

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The only thing in life that’s certain is death. Everything else is to the contrary. Now that’s not very comfortable for most of us. We tend to be most comfortable living with the illusion of certainty…
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