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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.

1 week ago

Second Home: What Type Is Right for You?

One thing to remember for all second home types is the “double up” situation. This means the homeowner has the responsibility of ownership for two homes. Whether it’s do-it-yourself or hired out, there is more effort to maintaining two homes…

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2 weeks ago

The Hidden Life-Changing Power of Decluttering

Who could have guessed that the cathartic process of purging and decluttering one woman’s home one drawer, one closet, one room at a time could change the direction and trajectory of life forever? What began as an attempt to help…

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2 weeks ago

Learn to Simplify Your Life, Possessions and Priorities

The journey to simplify my life has taken many detours over the past few years. After moving from London to Switzerland in July 2013, I put all my energy and passion into launching a new business, Sixty and Me. It has now grown into a community…

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4 weeks ago

How to Let Go of Your Original Art Collection and Paint Memories in Your Heart Instead

When we put together a list of things we want to experience in our lives before we die, there is one thing that is often included. Many people long for a portrait of themselves – painted with something long-lasting and memorable – oils, watercolors or pastels…

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1 month ago

Second Homes: A Big Decision

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the popularity of second homes jumped due to low mortgage interest rates and the surge in working remotely. Higher rates have dampened the mortgage market, but the interest in second homes continues as people…

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1 month ago

A Step-By-Step Guide for Digitizing Your Cherished Family Photo Slides

When I was a kid, watching old family slides was an event. Dad would drag out the slide projector, a screen would be erected and popcorn would be made. Every new slide would bring a shared memory, a laugh and an occasional snide remark…

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1 month ago

Moving to a New Home Later in Life: Adjusting to Your New Home

Throughout the prior installments of this Sixty and Me blog series, I’ve covered the many facets of deciding to move later in life and how to prepare. Once you’ve moved, how do you adjust to your new living quarters and community?

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1 month ago

How Letting Go of My Cake Cutter Demonstrates the Emotional Complexity of Downsizing!

Downsizing is always a personal journey. For older women, in particular, the downsizing lifestyle involves a major shift in mindset. We don’t just have a few things here and there to throw away. We have a lifetime of memories and purchases…

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2 months ago

What Is the Story Your Home Tells About You?

We read a book, the news or our partner’s mind. What if we started reading our home’s story, the message between the lines and pages of its history, between the nooks and crannies of walls, furniture and other „stuff“ that surrounds us every day…

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2 months 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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