During the holidays there is often so much going on that moving or making big changes at home is the last thing on our minds. But New Years, the bookend on the other side of the holidays from Thanksgiving, is also a time when we set goals for the next year, and reflect on change. If downsizing is part of what you're thinking about, Oregon Home has a great rundown for how to do it.
3. Realize that it can be emotionally taxing to get rid of things you've treasured for decades.
10. Bequeath stuff now rather than posthumously.
20. View your lifestyle change as a decorating opportunity.
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