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Downsizing or decluttering?

Downsizing, decluttering, or moving – any one of these can bring a sense or overwhelm, of loss, of leaving behind.

And it could also mean – relief, spaciousness, and new beginning.

Either way, even managing the technical aspect of this process is challenging. I have moved several times during the past 3 decades and each time I was astonished to see how much extra stuff I accumulated within just a few years. And the greatest mystery was how it all actually got inside.

If you are planning to right-size your home, be prepared for a roller coaster of enthusiasm and despair as well as long to do lists.  

Arriving at the decision to take action is a journey by itself, and once you are there you will also discover a lot of strategic and logistical moves that are necessary for satisfying results.

Where to start depends on your goals.

And you’ll need not only various professional advice but also the emotional support of your close friends during this transition.

That’s a lot to absorb and facilitate.

Here are links to a few helpful Resources:

Finding help in a crisis downsizing (article)

Downsizing 101: It’s All About Baby Steps (article)

Downsizing The Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go by Marni Jameson (book)

The National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO) (find a pro)

If you would like a non-judgmental support as you try to think it through, I’m here for you for this conversation.

Through my work and interest in life beyond midlife, I come across meaningful stories on what impacts this chapter of your personal journey.

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