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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.

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

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

By  •  Lifestyle

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…
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How to Stop Your Guest Room from Becoming a Source of Clutter Creep
2 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. Read More

Should We Still Be Controlled by Material Possessions After 60?
2 months ago

Should We Still Be Controlled by Material Possessions After 60?

Hard questions surface when you’re looking at leaving your home with a category four hurricane heading right for you. What do we take and what do we leave? These decisions are difficult to make under any circumstances but especially when stressed. Read More

The Surprising Benefits of Having an Organized Purse or Handbag… and How to Do it!
3 months ago

The Surprising Benefits of Having an Organized Purse or Handbag… and How to Do it!

It’s called a purse if you’re American and a handbag if you’re English, like me. But whatever name you call it, most women carry one, and it usually contains far more items than they ever need. Read More

Downsizing After 60: Are You Surrounded by Too Much Stuff and Need to Let it Go?
3 months ago

Downsizing After 60: Are You Surrounded by Too Much Stuff and Need to Let it Go?

Is your home filled with mementos and paperwork, or your closets stuffed with clothes? Are you or a person you live with a hoarder? Read More

7 Reasons to Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle After 60
3 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?
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…
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Do You Think of Thrifting as a Spiritual Practice? I Sure Do – and Here’s Why!
4 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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The True Meaning of Downsizing: What to Keep, What to Release
4 months ago

The True Meaning of Downsizing: What to Keep, What to Release

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Yesterday morning this landed in my inbox from Margaret Manning:

Downsizing (and simplification, more generally) has been a passion of mine over the last several years. And, one of the things that I have discovered through this process is that downsizing isn’t so much about letting go of “stuff” as it is letting go of emotions, memories and psychological barriers to change. So, let’s talk about how to get ready for downsizing at any age. Have you already gone through the process of downsizing your home? Or, are you thinking about doing this in the years to come? Read More

How Do You Know You Have Just Enough? The Secret to Staying Downsized
4 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