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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 Clearing Clutter Can Help You Find Freedom and Happiness After 60
2 weeks ago

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

By  •  Lifestyle

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 weeks 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

By  •  Lifestyle

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
2 months ago

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

By  •  Lifestyle

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

Should We Still Be Controlled by Material Possessions After 60?
2 months ago

Should We Still Be Controlled by Material Possessions After 60?

Hard questions surface when you’re looking at leaving your home with a category four hurricane heading right for you. What do we take and what do we leave? These decisions are difficult to make under any circumstances but especially when stressed. Read More

The Surprising Benefits of Having an Organized Purse or Handbag… and How to Do it!
3 months ago

The Surprising Benefits of Having an Organized Purse or Handbag… and How to Do it!

It’s called a purse if you’re American and a handbag if you’re English, like me. But whatever name you call it, most women carry one, and it usually contains far more items than they ever need. Read More

Downsizing After 60: Are You Surrounded by Too Much Stuff and Need to Let it Go?
3 months ago

Downsizing After 60: Are You Surrounded by Too Much Stuff and Need to Let it Go?

Is your home filled with mementos and paperwork, or your closets stuffed with clothes? Are you or a person you live with a hoarder? Read More

7 Reasons to Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle After 60
3 months ago

7 Reasons to Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle After 60

Have you got a stack of yogurt containers, microwave meal bowls or a shelf full of empty jars? Most of us keep food containers as we hate to throw them out. We figure that eventually we’ll find a use for them. Read More