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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.

4 Reasons to Move to a Smaller Home in Your 60s (Most Forget #2!)
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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?)
6 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
6 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
6 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

Downsizing Dilemma: Why Getting Rid of Books is So Tough
6 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?
6 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

Recycling, Reusing, Expanding – Beyond Paper, Plastic and Glass
6 months ago

Recycling, Reusing, Expanding – Beyond Paper, Plastic and Glass

Recycling and reuse have been a part of our lives for as long as I can remember, but particularly since the 1990s when the recycling of some combination of paper, plastic…
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