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.

1 week ago

5 Simple Ways to Make a Positive Impact on the Planet

“I’m in my late 60s; too old to make a difference!” I hear this all the time from friends as the reason for ignoring the changes taking place in our evolving world. “The media is full of climate change news, green-house gases, and how our garbage footprint…

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2 weeks ago

Real Estate Auction, Anyone?

Have you ever been to a real estate auction? It is really a lot of fun! Real estate auctions take place all around us every day of the week, yet I’m always amazed at how many people have never attended one or are simply afraid to buy real estate…

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3 weeks ago

What Do You Do When You Want to Downsize – But Your Spouse Doesn’t?

As an interior designer for the past 35 years, I have had the opportunity to help baby boomers design their first, second and even third homes, their beach houses, mountain retreats, and country cottages…

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3 weeks ago

What Would You Replace First?

If you lost your home and everything that you own, through a natural disaster or a physical disaster like a fire or flood, what would you replace first? I’m not kidding, think about it! Of course, the devastation would be tremendous, but you have to move forward…

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1 month ago

Belly Fat and Clutter – Are They Related?

Clutter is a constant in our lives. Just walking in from the mailbox brings a fresh stack of it. I was surprised to find that clutter affects women most. But then again, knowing how my husband can overlook a cluttered entry way, maybe not too surprised…

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1 month ago

To Improve or Not to Improve Your Home?

So you want to make improvements to your beautiful home? Do you want to update, add on or just make some changes? To improve or not to improve seems to be a lingering question among homeowners. I often love to make changes or improvements…

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1 month ago

5 Things to Declutter from Your Wardrobe Today!

If your wardrobes are bursting at the seams, but you still find you have nothing to wear, you’re not alone. It’s time to get ruthless and be honest with yourself. Here are 5 things taking up valuable space in your wardrobe…

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2 months ago

Downsized? How to Decorate Your New Smaller Home for the Holidays

At this stage of life, you’re looking forward to a simpler lifestyle with less clutter, more freedom, new friends, and new memories. Your kids are now grown and have left the nest. You might be single, widowed, or a couple. No matter what, holidays…

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2 months ago

Downsize Your Possessions – Your Way

The colonial furniture had made its way from my childhood bedroom to my first apartment and my next four places of residence, but now that I was downsizing and leaving my home of 36 years, it was time to say goodbye. In Marie Kondo fashion…

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2 months ago

How I Went from Downsizing to Minimalism

I began my downsizing journey many years ago. I found that it is more of an ongoing process than an event. Even though there were many events within the process, it was always focused around the removal of things. All of those cherished possessions…

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