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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.

Do Memories Make or Take Our Freedom?
4 days ago

Do Memories Make or Take Our Freedom?

By  •  Mindset

Lately, my friends have been decluttering their places and spaces. Good for them! Breaking FREE from our old stuff isn’t easy but it feels great when we do. It feels like a slice of freedom. Everything from closets and garages…
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Are You a Crafty Grandma? Here’s How to Keep Your Craft Materials Clutter Free
2 weeks ago

Are You a Crafty Grandma? Here’s How to Keep Your Craft Materials Clutter Free

Are you a knitter, quilter, or have some other crafting hobby that takes up substantial space in your home? Here’s what to do to keep your craft supplies under control so you can enjoy your hobby more. Read More

Feeling Is Believing: The Missing Key to a Home Sweet Home
2 weeks ago

Feeling Is Believing: The Missing Key to a Home Sweet Home

By  •  Lifestyle

Have you ever walked into a beautifully designed space, maybe your own, and sensed the “vibes” still weren’t right? Or maybe you feel like you don’t belong in your own home; that it doesn’t reflect the real you. Something is missing…
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Should We Still Be Controlled by Material Possessions After 60?
4 weeks 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

How to Get Rid of Stuff When You Have a Hard Time Getting Rid of Stuff
4 weeks ago

How to Get Rid of Stuff When You Have a Hard Time Getting Rid of Stuff

By  •  Lifestyle

Whenever I tell people about our minimalist lifestyle they invariably say they love the idea but have a hard time letting go of stuff. My partner and I don’t really get…
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Honey, I Shrunk the World!
1 month ago

Honey, I Shrunk the World!

The master plan called for selling the family home once the last kid was out of high school and off to college. We’d both be over 60 and ready for the next chapter…
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8 Suitcases to My Name: My Extreme Downsizing Experience and What it Taught Me
1 month ago

8 Suitcases to My Name: My Extreme Downsizing Experience and What it Taught Me

I never expected to cry over a lost suitcase, but, this is exactly what I did when the airline told me that one of my 8 suitcases had gone missing. Now, this may sound like…
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7 Reasons to Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle After 60
1 month 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

Do You Think of Thrifting as a Spiritual Practice? I Sure Do – and Here’s Why!
1 month ago

Do You Think of Thrifting as a Spiritual Practice? I Sure Do – and Here’s Why!

I consider myself a world class thrifter. I’m very proud of that credential. If I’m traveling and I have a little time, I head right to the local thrift store (there’s an app for that)…
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Downsizing After 60: Are You Surrounded by Too Much Stuff and Need to Let it Go?
2 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