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 months ago

Decluttering My Space One Jar at a Time!

I’m 72. I’ve moved seven times in the last 20 years, and I pear down with each move. I still feel like I have too much stuff! When I talk to my friends, especially ones that are around my age, we eventually get to the subject of downsizing, moving…

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5 months ago

How to Align Your Home with Your Heart

Your home is intended to be your friend and safe place – comfortable and easy to be around, as well as a support to face the stress and tension beyond the front door. It is meant to be a personal, nourishing space where you…

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5 months ago

What Are You Hiding? In Your Closet, That Is…

I’m not talking about secrets that are hidden away in your closet. Also not talking about coming out of the closet with your sexual orientation. This topic is about stuff. Chances are, you don’t really know what’s in some of your closets anymore…

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6 months 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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6 months 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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6 months 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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7 months 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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8 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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8 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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8 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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