Downsizing and Decluttering in Your 60s: When and How to Start


By Rita Wilkins
The Downsizing Designer

“The mystery to contentment is not found in searching for much more, but in developing the ability to appreciate fewer.”

~ Socrates

What is it about turning 60 that alterations us? I have a massive birthday coming up soon so perhaps I’m getting a small nostalgic, indicating this blog is coming directly from my heart.

When I turned 60… time appeared to be heading so a lot more rapidly.

There was a new sense of urgency to make the most of my time still left on earth.

And nevertheless, ironically…

There was also a newfound drive and motivation to slowing down, currently being in the second, and concentrating only on the issues that mattered most like loved ones, close friends, religion, and supplying back again.

Everything else just didn’t appear to be to make a difference as a great deal. Things was just things!

It was time to declutter not only my extra things but also it meant I have to have to declutter my calendar so I could have extra want-to’s and less have-to’s.

It intended eliminating everything from my daily life that was not functioning, that was weighing me down and protecting against me from dwelling the everyday living I actually want it. That integrated unhealthy habits and unhealthy relationships.

Right after all, there is nonetheless time to:

·       Do the issues I have constantly wanted to do.

·       Say the points I however need to have to say.

·       Leave the legacy I want to leave.

Downsizing and decluttering assisted me prioritize my lifetime, to obtain things and individuals that would give goal and that means, and to rejoice this special time of lifestyle just before a little something happened i.e., a well being disaster, monetary hardship, or loss of life of a loved one particular.

Daily life in your 60s is a unique phase of your lifetime.

  • Vacant nest

  • Pre-retire

  • Retired

More time, money, freedom, and strength to do what you put on the back burner. Now it can be place on the front burner and fire it up! It’s time for family members, friends, both of those outdated and new, travel, ordeals, discovering, essentially everything that you aspiration of is now achievable.

  • What is it that you want additional of?

  • What do you want your lifetime to search like in your 60s and 70s?

  • What do you want to allow go of to execute your ambitions?

  • When do you know that it is time to Declutter and Downsize?

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Give by yourself time to sort by way of your dwelling so you really don’t get confused.

The faster you start out decluttering, the faster you will get started to knowledge more time and liberty to encounter the daily life you’ve been dreaming of.

The typical decluttering approach usually takes anywhere between 3 to 6 months.

For downsizing, give your self even far more time, i.e., 6 months to numerous decades.

For the duration of this time:

1.   Discern the type of life-style you want: i.e., town life, 55+ group.

2.   Discern the kind and size of the dwelling, apartment, condominium, or cottage you want and require.

3.   Estimate your housing prices and your residing costs.

4.   Examination push the variety of house you want to stay in.

Instance: Choose a holiday to all those parts that desire you for a couple months and satisfy persons who could be your potential new neighbors.

5.   Decluttering your household will also enable get ready your residence to be place on the industry.

The most effective assistance I can give you is to declutter and downsize in advance of it’s too late.

It is an enjoyable new stage of your everyday living and sure, the entire method of decluttering and downsizing can be frustrating but I promise you it will be worthy of it when you uncover how substantially happier you will be living a minimalist lifestyle… a easier existence with fewer.

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