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Understanding Feeling When You Have to Downsize

This is the 6th blog in our series on downsizing. We hope you enjoy.

Downsizing isn’t just about moving stuff; it’s also about the big feelings that come with letting go of things that have been part of your life for a long time. This chapter talks about how to deal with those big feelings in a good way.

Dealing with Tough Feelings

It’s Okay to Feel Sad or Happy: It’s normal to feel many things like sadness, happiness, or even excitement. Let yourself feel these things and know it’s okay to be sad about things you’re leaving behind.

Remember the Good Times: Keep the memories of your things alive by making a photo book or a digital slideshow. This way, you can remember the good times without keeping everything.

Think About the Good Coming Your Way: Remember why you decided to downsize in the first place. Maybe it’s to have less to take care of, to be closer to family, or to start fresh. These are all good things.

Looking Forward to What’s Next

Imagine Your New Life: Think about all the fun and new things you can do in your new place. Maybe you’ll make new friends, start a new hobby, or just enjoy having less to clean.

Set New Goals: Now’s a great time to think about what you want to do next. Maybe there’s a place you want to visit or a new skill you want to learn.

Getting Help from Others

Talk to People Who Care: It’s important to talk about how you’re feeling with friends, family, or even a counselor. They can help you feel better and understand what you’re going through.

It’s Okay to Get Professional Help: If you’re feeling really down, talking to a counselor or therapist can help a lot. They know how to help people feel better when they’re going through tough times.


Downsizing is a big change that can make you feel a lot of things. It’s important to take care of yourself, remember the good times, and look forward to the new adventures ahead. Talking to friends, family, or a professional can help a lot. Remember, downsizing isn’t just about letting go of things; it’s also a chance to start new and make great memories in the future.

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