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.

5 years ago

How Developers Are Catering to Baby Boomer Renters

In 2011, when my wife and I decided to sell our three-story home in New Jersey and move to an apartment just three Metro stops from Washington, D.C., we had no idea we would be becoming part of a growing Baby Boomer trend. Read More

5 years ago

Downsizing in Your 60s? 5 Powerful Reasons to Go on a “Home Diet”

It’s normal to accumulate stuff on our journey through life. Not only do we buy stuff, but our family, friends, career, interests and hobbies encourage us to get more stuff. Read More

5 years ago

Exploring Baba Yaga: A New Home Sharing Trend for Older Adults

Have you found, as I have, that at dinner with friends if the discussion moves to future living plans, somebody will suggest – to great laughter and applause – that we all move into a big house together. Read More

5 years ago

Downsizing? You Won’t Want to Miss This Advice!

On the surface, downsizing sounds simple… just put everything that you don’t need in boxes, throw them away – and voila! – you have successfully downsized your life. In reality, downsizing is more complicated. The scale of the problem is often overwhelming. You have to deal with emotions. Sorting through valuable and sentimental items is tricky. The list goes on and on! So, today, I want to offer some advice for downsizing without the stress. Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

6 years ago

Why Sharing a Home is Often an Excellent Downsizing Strategy for Seniors

Who doesn’t remember the “bigger is better” philosophy of the 70s and 80s? These days it seems America’s gotten wise, or at least more conservative when it comes to financial and resource waste – hence our shrinking cars and soda pop cans…

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6 years ago

6 Things to Check Before Choosing a Roommate After 60

It’s easy to concentrate on the upside when you make the big decision to share housing and start looking for a roommate. And it’s perhaps even easier to fantasize about all the benefits of living with a roommate and gloss over the possible pitfalls.
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6 years ago

What I Learned from My Downsizing Adventure

I’ve been considering moving for several years now. I have wanted to downsize and move somewhere warm and be close to the water. Read More

6 years ago

Downsizing? Why Not Consider Upsizing Instead?

It’s long been the conventional wisdom that, as you grow older, it makes sense to retire and downsize from the house that has been home for decades. For many, that conventional wisdom may no longer be the case. Read More

6 years ago

How Getting Organized for Retirement Sent Me Spinning Down Memory Lane

Today, I started packing up my home. The memories were playing in my head while I packed and taped the bubble-wrap. We spend so many years saving things, like little snippets of our lives…

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6 years ago

I’m Living the Dream – In a Static Caravan

As a 60-something-year-old travel writer, I have been lucky enough to stay in top hotels, cosy B&B’s and, on occasion, beautifully appointed self-catering accommodation. But, camping and caravanning have certainly not been on my agenda. Read More