The Best Downsizing Tips AND MORE

Get practical and smart tips about downsizing our home and handling all the emotions that go along with downsizing.
BEST DOWNSIZING TIPS- URN ON A BUFFET

Downsizing can be one of the biggest life changes we make. Not only are there thousands of decisions to make and things, but most of us also make these decisions in an emotional state of mind. To help you, here are a series of posts to guide you and give you lots of smart tips and ideas for dealing with the emotions of downsizing!


The downsizing series is all in one convenient place.

OUR DOWNSIZING STORY

BEST DOWNSIZING TIPS- SIDE VIEW OF A HOME

You might like to read our downsizing story. If you have downsized or are in the process of downsizing my story might have similar themes to yours!

Please leave your downsizing story in the comments of these stories. It’s good to share.

DOWNSIZING A HOME, OUR STORY

OUR DOWNSIZING STORY, PART 2

DOWNSIZING A HOME, THE FINALE

THE EMOTIONS OF DOWNSIZING

BEST DOWNSIZING TIPS- RAIN ON A HOME

One of the toughest things to deal with when downsizing is our emotions. Moving from a home we have lived in for a long time with lots of memories often causes sadness and loss. And dealing with selling and moving and letting go of the things we love but can’t take with us is a real rollercoaster of emotions too!

This post will help you understand why we feel so strongly during the whole downsizing process and 5 key ways to deal with our emotions.

If you have a tip that helped you deal with your emotions please leave a comment on the downsizing post below.

THE EMOTION OF DOWNSIZING

10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DOWNSIZING

BEST DOWNSIZING TIPS-DOWNSIZED DINING ROOM

There is a lot to know and do when it comes to downsizing. Let’s talk about 10 important things to know when you are in the process of downsizing and after you move into a new home.

This is a very long post with important things to be aware of and understand about the downsizing process.

If you have something to know about downsizing that is important please leave it in the comments in the post below.

10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DOWNSIZING

8 SMART WAYS TO GET RID OF YOUR STUFF

BEST DOWNSIZING TIPS- POTTERY ON A CHEST

One of the hardest and most emotional things when downsizing is knowing what to do with all the stuff we are not taking to our new home. Here are smart ways to get rid of our stuff.

In this post, we will deal with the most common issue and answer the question WHY OUR KIDS DON’T WANT OUR STUFF?

If you have a tip about how to get rid of the stuff we don’t want when downsizing let us know in the comments.

8 SMART WAYS TO GET RID OF YOUR STUFF

Look for a more Downsizing post coming up soon. As more downsizing posts are published I’ll add them to this post.

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4 Comments

  1. I read so much in downsizing & thought I was in pretty good shape for the move, whenever it happened. This past September a patio came on the market in a targeted area. It was listed a little below the market because the sellers needed to stay until Dec.1st. Fast forward to mid Nov. when we got a call the old owners moved out early & we could move in. Our new home is 200 sq ft smaller ( think of a 10 x 20 space) the layout is different & not a lot of extra storage space. Presently, the lower lever which is 90% finished is half full of plastic bins & boxes. We will be going through another round of sorting. I also sold several items that I had been in the family for many years but our children didn’t want. Letting go was hard but necessary . Hopefully, you have read some downsizing stories & posts. Take them to heart & prepare yourself mentally & emotionally, best that you can. Get rid of as much as you are comfortable but know you may need to do more. Also, the amount of energy you have, if you are older makes a big difference. Be kind to yourself & rest when needed & hire help if in the budget. For me, it will be several months before everything finds a spot. But overall I’m glad we made the move. We have several friends that have told us they want to downsize but when they look at the contents of their houses, they can’t fathom even beginning to start the process. It probably one of the most most difficult decision we have made on our 56 years of married life.

  2. Such a great summary about downsizing. Deanna brought up some great suggestions too. We have been going through things all year and I know there will be more purging. Our sons say no to many things but we are fortunate to have nieces and nephews to reach out to. Looking forward to see what 2023 brings. I know it will not be easy emotionally…we have so many beautiful memories. Thank you again for the inspiration and open heart in sharing your experience. It helps to read back over your reflections.

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