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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.

Decluttering the Room of Doom? How to Tackle Your Attic/Loft
8 hours ago

Decluttering the Room of Doom? How to Tackle Your Attic/Loft

Do you dread trying to find something in your loft or attic space? When people are embarking on a declutter, trust me, the bottom of the list is always the loft or attic. Or shall we call it the Room of Doom? It’s filled with all that random stuff that just doesn’t have a home…
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5 Home Maintenance Repairs You Can Do Yourself
3 days ago

5 Home Maintenance Repairs You Can Do Yourself

DIY home maintenance can be intimidating. Especially if you’re like me and don’t consider yourself a particularly “handy” person. But the truth is, some home maintenance tasks are actually pretty simple and with practice you can perform…
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2 Simply Fantastic Websites to Help You Embrace a Minimalist Lifestyle
2 weeks ago

2 Simply Fantastic Websites to Help You Embrace a Minimalist Lifestyle

Minimalism is a cool trend. I truly believe that minimalist living is something that Boomer women, especially, should look into. After years of home making, traveling, careers, and maybe children and grandchildren, chances are we’ve accumulated…
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What 3 Weeks Organizing My Photos Taught Me About Downsizing
2 weeks ago

What 3 Weeks Organizing My Photos Taught Me About Downsizing

Are you downsizing? Did you struggle with some of your favorite possessions? Have you thought about downsizing your photos? One of our downsizing challenges was 60+ years of photos were stored in 5 large plastic storage containers that needed two people…
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Forget Downsizing! There’s an Upside to Upsizing After 60
4 weeks ago

Forget Downsizing! There’s an Upside to Upsizing After 60

Is it true that downsizing is a natural part of aging? If so, I’m in trouble. My husband and I just moved into the house we designed, situated on five acres of rural property. It’s the largest space I’ve ever lived in. We chose to go bigger…
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Is Over 60 Too Late to Get Your Master’s Degree?
4 weeks ago

Is Over 60 Too Late to Get Your Master’s Degree?

We all have our “someday” goals, and as the years march on and we close in on the expiration date of someday, we often let those ambitions fade away. So when a friend in her 60s received her master’s degree…
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Begin a Challenge with the End in Mind
1 month ago

Begin a Challenge with the End in Mind

By  •  Lifestyle

Do you realize that most of us think with the end in mind? Remember when you began and completed a recent project? It could have been reorganizing your kitchen cupboards, finishing a quilt, or cleaning the house…
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Are Your Mementos Manageable?
1 month ago

Are Your Mementos Manageable?

Imagine the scene – your birthday comes round, and you are so happy to have had lots of lovely cards sent to you. They sit on your mantelpiece, you truly enjoy looking at them, and then a couple of weeks down the line, it’s time to take them down…
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The Exquisite Pain of Downsizing
2 months ago

The Exquisite Pain of Downsizing

We downsize to make life less complicated. Less expensive. Easier to maneuver. More accommodating to health care needs. Or for some of us, to lessen our footprint on mother earth. Though the care and upkeep of less square footage is enticing…
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Confessions of a Thrifting Junkie and a New Year’s Challenge
2 months ago

Confessions of a Thrifting Junkie and a New Year’s Challenge

I fancy myself a socially conscious citizen of the world. I don’t take a straw at restaurants, I recycle and compost, and I avoid overly packaged food and bottled water. Most of my clothes come from consignment or thrift stores…
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