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

The Hardest Part of Downsizing: Letting Go of Treasured Things Accumulated Over a Lifetime

The question I hear most often when I’m talking with people who are in the middle of a major downsizing or are getting ready to downsize is, “How can I get rid of things that are very, very important to me?”

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2 weeks ago

Downsizing Your Home After 60: Don’t Let Change Keep You from Living the Life You Want

Everyone resists change… Change is very hard… Real change takes a long time… We hear things like these all the time. Are they true? Well, maybe and maybe not. Like lots of things, “It depends.” There are some big changes…

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2 weeks ago

5 Ways to Downsize Without Becoming a Small Person

“Much of what we acquire in life isn’t worth dragging to the next leg of our journey,” writes Gina Greenlee in Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road. “Travel light,” she adds. “You will be better equipped to travel far…” 

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1 month ago

Downsizing Your Home as a 60+ Woman: Facing the Discomfort of Uncertainty

The only thing in life that’s certain is death. Everything else is to the contrary. Now that’s not very comfortable for most of us. We tend to be most comfortable living with the illusion of certainty. I think one of the things that makes…

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2 months ago

Feeling Is Believing: The Missing Key to a Home Sweet Home

Have you ever walked into a beautifully designed space, maybe your own, and sensed the “vibes” still weren’t right? Or maybe you feel like you don’t belong in your own home; that it doesn’t reflect the real you. Something is missing…

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2 months ago

Are You a Crafty Grandma? Here’s How to Keep Your Craft Materials Clutter Free

Are you a knitter, quilter, or have some other crafting hobby that takes up substantial space in your home? Here’s what to do to keep your craft supplies under control so you can enjoy your hobby more. Items that are stockpiled and never used…

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3 months ago

How to Stop Your Guest Room from Becoming a Source of Clutter Creep

It’s lovely to have a guest room in your home, but it can easily turn into yet another place to store things you rarely or never use. What gets stored in guest rooms? In this category fall clothes and shoes you haven’t worn in years…

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3 months ago

Downsizing Benefits for the 60-Something Woman: Are You Ready to Explore Them?

Downsizing, whether by choice or necessity, is a common occurrence for people in mid-life and beyond. Many people feel the urge to live more simply and care for less. Others no longer need the big houses where they once raised families…

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3 months ago

Think You Could Never Live with a Roommate After 60? Think Again!

Sometimes the hardest hurdles we face are the ones we create ourselves. Meaning that they’re not really there – they’re only in our minds. This is especially true of the whole question of taking on a roommate…

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3 months ago

How Nature Can Make Life More Enjoyable After 60

Ahh, spring! The days get longer, the frogs are singing their songs in the evening. The first sprouts bring hope and inspiration and show the power of hope and perseverance. The growth continues. The grasses get taller…

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