How to “Rightsize” Instead of Downsize in Retirement

Author and journalist Marni Jameson shares her expertise in rightsizing as you enter retirement in order to maximize your life satisfaction and remove the clutter that can get in the way of it.

I ran across the book “Downsizing the Family Home” and I thought it was an excellent read, so when I had the chance to connect with its author, Marni Jameson, I jumped at the opportunity.

Marni is a syndicated journalist and renowned author of 7 books and a wonderful source of knowledge around how to handle estate planning and home management before you have to hand them off to your beneficiaries.

Marni’s journey began with the emotional process of downsizing her parents’ home, a task that proved to be both challenging and enlightening. Through this experience, she discovered the importance of respecting cherished belongings while also letting go of unnecessary clutter. Her subsequent books, including “Rightsize Today to Create Your Best Life Tomorrow,” delve deeper into this transformative process, urging readers to rethink their relationship with their possessions.

One of the key takeaways from our conversation was the concept of “rightsizing” rather than simply “downsizing.” Marni emphasized the importance of finding the perfect fit for your lifestyle, both physically and emotionally. Whether it’s moving to a smaller home, renovating your current space, or simply decluttering, the goal is to create a living environment that supports your well-being and future aspirations.

As we discussed the challenges of letting go of sentimental belongings and overcoming the fear of change, Marni reminded us that our possessions should enhance our lives, not weigh us down, and that the journey to rightsizing is ultimately a gift to ourselves and our loved ones.

Whether you’re approaching retirement or simply seeking a more fulfilling lifestyle, her insights will inspire you to declutter your home, declutter your mind, and embrace the freedom of rightsizing. You can find Marni’s books in the links below this post. 

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