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.

12 hours ago

The Fast Track to De-Cluttering Our Mind and Why We Should

Consider this: our possessions are nothing more than inanimate objects. They don’t pulse with the same life energies as we do. Right? Curiously, no, that’s not the case at all. Research in the area of quantum physics shows that inanimate objects…

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7 days ago

Lifestyle Trend Goes Mainstream as Baby Boomers Embrace Minimalism

There’s a cultural shift taking place right before our eyes. The generation that created consumerism is now embracing the idea of choosing to live with less… much less! For years, baby boomers’ big wallets and significant disposable income…

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2 weeks ago

The One Exhausting Thing About Moving

When we move from one home to another, we anticipate a learning curve. We expect that waking up those first few days will feel strange in that unfamiliar room, even if it’s in the same bed. We know we’ll have to set up yet one more kitchen…

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4 weeks ago

The Importance of Humor for Older Women Downsizing Their Home

How can I giggle while I’m getting rid of things I’ve had for a very long time and have been important to me? What’s joyful about getting rid of my kids’ favorite toys? There’s no way I can smile as I trash album after album of our family’s pictures…

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1 month ago

Searching for a Roommate Online? How to Protect Yourself from the Most Common Scams

Open to the idea of living with a roommate to save on monthly costs, but worried about charting the unknown on internet listing sites? Having a hard time keeping up with all of the latest scams that may pop up during an online roommate search?

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2 months 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…

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3 months 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…

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3 months 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? As people retire and spouses, significant others…

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4 months ago

Having Trouble Downsizing? These 3 Questions May Help You to Simplify and Move Forward

Simplifying, downsizing, decluttering… these topics seem to be very popular. Why is this such an issue for so many people? When I went through a major downsizing last year, one of the things I learned was that I needed a very small percentage…

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4 months ago

The Unexpected Benefits of Downsizing: Clear Your Clutter and Your Outlook on Life

Maybe you’re still living in the house where you raised the children: Bedrooms remain unused. Closets are full of things accumulated over decades. Memories are in every corner. The garage is stuffed with who knows what…

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