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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.

7 Reasons to Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle After 60
7 months ago

7 Reasons to Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle After 60

Have you got a stack of yogurt containers, microwave meal bowls or a shelf full of empty jars? Most of us keep food containers as we hate to throw them out. We figure that eventually we’ll find a use for them. Read More

Downsizing Benefits for the 60-Something Woman: Are You Ready to Explore Them?
7 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…
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Do You Think of Thrifting as a Spiritual Practice? I Sure Do – and Here’s Why!
7 months ago

Do You Think of Thrifting as a Spiritual Practice? I Sure Do – and Here’s Why!

I consider myself a world class thrifter. I’m very proud of that credential. If I’m traveling and I have a little time, I head right to the local thrift store (there’s an app for that)…
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How Do You Know You Have Just Enough? The Secret to Staying Downsized
7 months ago

How Do You Know You Have Just Enough? The Secret to Staying Downsized

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You’ve gone through the incredibly hard process of downsizing your house to a smaller place – maybe a much smaller place. You’ve moved, organized things, and figured out just where to put everything you took with you. Read More

How Gazingus Pin Awareness Can Save You Big Bucks After 60
8 months ago

How Gazingus Pin Awareness Can Save You Big Bucks After 60

Taxes aren’t handled the same worldwide. As tax time in the US has recently come and gone, my blood pressure will stabilize and profound sighs diminish. Now it’s a good time to concentrate on another money issue – namely, what we buy. Read More

Already Downsized? Learn How to Buy Without Adding Clutter to Your Life
8 months ago

Already Downsized? Learn How to Buy Without Adding Clutter to Your Life

If I read one more article about downsizing and decluttering, I think I’ll scream. At first it was refreshingly liberating, this KonMari method of asking, “Does this item bring me joy?” – yes, you’re in; no you’re out. Boom! Read More

Out with the Old! 5 Things Every Woman Should Throw Away This Spring (and 5 Things to Keep)
9 months ago

Out with the Old! 5 Things Every Woman Should Throw Away This Spring (and 5 Things to Keep)

Yes, your cabinets or closets may need a good purging. But spring is also good time to throw away some things that don’t require a trip to Goodwill. Read More

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

Downsizing Dilemma: Why Getting Rid of Books is So Tough
9 months ago

Downsizing Dilemma: Why Getting Rid of Books is So Tough

Finally, you have reached the age when you are beginning to think about downsizing. Perhaps you have familiarized yourself with all the practical and even emotional difficulties involved and have decided you are not quite ready to take the plunge.

Is there anything you can do in preparation for the eventual day? Read More

Downsizing After Retirement: House, Apartment or Retirement Community?
9 months ago

Downsizing After Retirement: House, Apartment or Retirement Community?

So now you’re retired: Kids are out of the house. Alarm clocks are quiet. Schedule is free. You might be walking around your home thinking, “Gosh, we have a lot of space.”

Retirement is a new chapter in life, and many see it as a chance to try something different and exciting. Read More