Blog Posts - Downsizing



Am I Erasing Memories?

How do we draw the line between straightforward downsizing and memory erasure?If moving into a smaller space were simply all about shedding the detritus that we no longer want, use, or realistically require, it would be really easy. I would simply ca...
by dawnponders on Jul 5, 2016

What Should I Do With All That Stuff?

A quick hit from the depths of purging, purifying, and packing.I had a fascinating conversation with Younger Son last weekend. While he cleaned out the last remnants of his time here at the house in the North Jewish Ghetto, I asked him what he though...
by dawnponders on Jun 29, 2016

Thrift Store Room Makeover # 3 - Small Living Room

The third Thrift Store Makeover in this series is our Living Room.  This has been one of the hardest rooms for me to get to a place that I love.   How to downsize and create your dream home with Thrift Store finds.  Downsizing is harder than you...
by A Stroll Thru Life on Apr 14, 2016

How To Weed Your Bookshelves

I have a lot of books. What I don’t have is a lot of shelving. This means that while I still have the compulsion (and often submit to it) to acquire new books, I don’t always have someplace to put … Continued The post How To Weed Yo...
by Book Riot on Nov 19, 2015

10 Mistakes People Make with Downsizing (plus 1 bonus)

Lightning fast read meant to make you think... 10 Mistakes People Make with Downsizing (plus 1 bonus): 1. Don't know how to cope with the feelings of loss it can bring.2. Put off downsizing longer than they should.3. Can't get rid of anything (or ver...
by Sugar Pine Realty/GMAC on Nov 16, 2015

A Guide to Downsizing Your Home in Retirement

Whether you’re moving from a palace to a bungalow, or a luxury apartment in with your significant other, sometimes the task of moving items from home to another can be daunting. The key in all of this is knowing how to downsize and, how not to lose...
by 50plusfinance on Nov 9, 2015

Living Small - A Peek Inside!

Our new front porch, and entrance on the left ...Ken and I are finally settled in our new, tiny condo! The last week of October was consumed with work, more trips to my Dad's & Goodwill, more trips back and forth between our "old" condo & "ne...
by Mid-Life Cruising!! on Nov 6, 2015

3 Ways Your Home Is Draining Your Money

Article from MoneyAhoy.com American underwater mortgage rates peaked in 2012 — resulting in some of the worst negative home equity statistics of all time. Since then, the percentage has gone down by almost 50 percent, with the total number of under...
by MoneyAhoy on Oct 30, 2015

Downsizing in October ... It's Spooky!

Good times with friends .. didn't have time to find a costume this year.What's spookier than answering the door to kids to give them a "Trick or Treat"? ... Answering the door to strangers who want to buy our lifetime of treasures for a few bucks! &n...
by Mid-Life Cruising!! on Oct 26, 2015

How Minimalism or Rightsizing Prepares You For Retirement

One of the stories I can vividly remember my father telling me years back was related to his pride at managing his money in retirement.   At the time, both my father and mother lived on their social security and some … Continue reading →...
by SMART Living 365 on Oct 22, 2015

Boatyards and U-Hauls!

It's been three weeks since we decided to downsize again and give our landlords notice that we were moving at the end of October ... luckily there's 31 days in this month!  Since giving notice and finding a smaller, furnished condo to rent we've...
by Mid-Life Cruising!! on Oct 20, 2015

Small is beautiful!

Inspired by this article: http://www.vapromag.co.uk/5-reasons-why-its-ok-to-keep-your-va-business-small/ I thought I’d share a couple of my own insights into why small is beautiful when it comes to VA businesses… Firstly, let me put it ou...
by Society Of Virtual Assistants on Jul 15, 2015

Minimalist Living: Get Organized

There’s nothing like moving to snap you into the reality that you’ve amassed a lottt of stuff. It happens. It seems that we tend to expand to fit the space we’re allotted. In an effort to truly embrace minimalist living, I’ve...
by Marie Away on Jun 17, 2015

7 Pitfalls To Avoid When Rightsizing Your Home

A friend of mine is currently in the midst of selling her long time family home and moving. Yet while I believe she “gets” the many benefits of rightsizing, I can tell after talking with her that several issues keep … Continue reading ͛...
by SMART Living 365 on May 22, 2015

Tiny Houses Movement

via A new generation of home buyers are opting for living simply in small places: via Tiny houses are built on trailer platforms and are typically between one hundred and three hundred square feet. via It fascinates me, this trend of extreme downsizi...
by Restyling Home by Kelly on Apr 19, 2015

The Art of Saying No!

As I mentioned in a recent post, learning to sail is probably the easier part of cruising.  It's hard to leave the dock!  As I mentioned in that post, we've had our challenges but we've overcome a lot of them in the past year.  The nex...
by Mid-Life Cruising!! on Mar 10, 2015

Five Reasons to Embrace the Power of a Small Space

Downsizing. It’s something that one usually associates after the kids have grown and are on their own and you are left with an empty house that is just too big for the two of you. That’s what I always thought downsizing was going to be fo...
by Rappsody in Rooms on Mar 10, 2015

Layoff rumors? Position yourself for success after the pink slip

Have layoff rumors been floating around your place of work? The thought of losing your job can leave a lump in your stomach and a sour taste in your mouth. No one likes the stress of wondering each day if it might be your last at work, but even in go...
by Diggings on Mar 3, 2015

Cockpit Blues ...

View from Nirvana's cockpit ... and our old backyard.Since selling our house and moving Nirvana to the boatyard, we've been missing our cockpit.   I guess it's human nature to want something even more when you can't have it ... especially when i...
by Mid-Life Cruising!! on Feb 20, 2015

2014, The Year of Change!

The bride and her dadOkay, it's that time of the year again when I write a post about our past year's activities.  I can truly say that 2014 has been a whirlwind of change.  It's been a great year!In February we began working on restoring a...
by Mid-Life Cruising!! on Dec 30, 2014


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