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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.

What Is Swedish Death Cleaning (And Why Should You Be Doing It)?
4 days ago

What Is Swedish Death Cleaning (And Why Should You Be Doing It)?

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My mom was a hoarder. While not in the same league as the people featured on Buried Alive (thankfully), she clearly had a problem letting go. There were the clothes dating back to the mid-70s that no longer fit her…
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One is the Loneliest Number – But Cohousing Can Be a Great Solution
1 week ago

One is the Loneliest Number – But Cohousing Can Be a Great Solution

Lonesome? Well, join the club. More than one in three adults over 45 is lonely, according to a survey by AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons. Are you one of them?
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Why Life Over 60 Works Better Without Clutter
2 weeks ago

Why Life Over 60 Works Better Without Clutter

How would you feel if a relative or friend died, leaving a house full of clutter behind them, and it fell to you to sort it all out? Unfortunately, this situation is very common. I often meet people who have toiled for months, or even years, disposing of someone else’s stuff…
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Downsizing in Retirement: Purging My Closet, Office and Bathroom and Learning to Breathe Again
4 weeks ago

Downsizing in Retirement: Purging My Closet, Office and Bathroom and Learning to Breathe Again

I love the change of seasons because it gives me an opportunity to do one of my favorite things: purge my closet. The good thing about purging one’s closet at the beginning of the season is that the things you get rid of are still wearable by someone else. Read More

Are You Downsizing Your Home Too? I Couldn’t Let Go of this One Thing!
1 month ago

Are You Downsizing Your Home Too? I Couldn’t Let Go of this One Thing!

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Anyone who has downsized her home knows that the experience it is an emotional roller coaster. The process of getting rid of our possessions goes something like this.

First we get rid of the junk that has accumulated in our homes. This includes those items that really don’t matter to us or may have never mattered to us. Read More

What’s Good About Downsizing Your Home After 60? It Could Be Getting to Enough
2 months ago

What’s Good About Downsizing Your Home After 60? It Could Be Getting to Enough

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As my regular readers know, last year I went through a major downsizing of my large home and moved into a very small apartment. It was hard. At times, very hard. I even wrote a book…
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22 Tips for Cleaning Out Your Closet After 60 – Downsizing the Tried and True Way
2 months 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
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 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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