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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 to Do with Your Collectibles When Downsizing
1 week ago

What to Do with Your Collectibles When Downsizing

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I have written several articles and given presentations on the importance of getting your affairs in order for your loved ones prior to your death. In fact, I created a flash drive called My Affairs in Order that allows you to record financial and personal information for your family. Read More

Meet a Woman Who Simplified Her Closet and Her Life and Gained Good Health
2 weeks ago

Meet a Woman Who Simplified Her Closet and Her Life and Gained Good Health

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We all experience those periods when we sense a relationship is amiss. Or we know deep down we should make some changes on a personal level. But we look the other way…
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Is It Time to Move? 6 Questions to Help You Decide if It’s Time to Pull Up Your Roots
3 weeks ago

Is It Time to Move? 6 Questions to Help You Decide if It’s Time to Pull Up Your Roots

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My neighbor across the street lost her husband about a year ago. The huge house she now inhabits is an awful lot of work, as is the yard. The other morning after a seven-inch snowfall, our mutual neighbor was clearing her driveway, as he usually does, as I was digging out my own. Read More

4 Reasons to Move to a Smaller Home in Your 60s (Most Forget #2!)
3 weeks ago

4 Reasons to Move to a Smaller Home in Your 60s (Most Forget #2!)

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Owning a home is an essential part of the American Dream. This is especially true for our generation, which grew up at a time when traditional family living, centered around the cozy home with a well-maintained lawn and a white picket fence, was idealized in magazines and on TV…
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The Art of Decluttering: How to Do It While Keeping Your Sanity and Having Fun
4 weeks ago

The Art of Decluttering: How to Do It While Keeping Your Sanity and Having Fun

Most people want to age in the home they have. According to AARP, three out of four people 50-plus want to stay in their homes and communities as they age…
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Downsizing Is WAY Overrated… Why Rightsizing Is a Better Way to Go
1 month ago

Downsizing Is WAY Overrated… Why Rightsizing Is a Better Way to Go

As the years go by, some of us may feel that a two- or three-bedroom home is too big or too expensive to maintain. However, there are many aspects to downsizing that we may not be able to see on our own…
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How Downsizing Early Could Help You Save $200K Extra for Retirement
1 month ago

How Downsizing Early Could Help You Save $200K Extra for Retirement

It’s not surprising that downsizing has become a big trend in the United States and other Western countries. After all, we are simply drowning in stuff! How much stuff? Well, according to the LA Times, the average U.S. household contains 300,000 items…
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Do Your Clothes Spark Joy After 50? (Do They Have to?)
2 months ago

Do Your Clothes Spark Joy After 50? (Do They Have to?)

A lot of people, including myself, have fallen hard for the “Konmari” craze. In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, the trend – which has spread like wildfire – is the result of the enormous success of Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Read More

Are You “Dueling” with Clutter? How to Win the Battle and Get Your Life Back
2 months ago

Are You “Dueling” with Clutter? How to Win the Battle and Get Your Life Back

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Are you fighting a never-ending battle with clutter? If you think you are alone, you’re not! According to the National Association of Professional Organizers: 54% of Americans are overwhelmed by clutter…

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Down with Downsizing: The Art of Rightsizing Before and During Retirement
2 months ago

Down with Downsizing: The Art of Rightsizing Before and During Retirement

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Few trends have captured the imagination of soon-to-be retirees with as much force as downsizing. In fact, if you read most retirement blogs or books, downsizing feels like it is almost a prerequisite to moving into the next phase of your life. The truth, as I have found by managing a community of 500,000 recent retirees, is more complicated.  Read More