Originally posted on Sixtyandme.com The Hardest Part of Downsizing: Letting Go of Treasured Things The question I hear most often when I’m talking with people who are in the middle of a major downsizing or are getting ready to downsize is, “How can I get rid of things that are very, very important to me?” […]
Staying Downsized: Always Having Just Enough
Originally posted on Sixtyandme.com Downsizing your home is one thing. Staying downsized is an entirely different thing. You’ve gone through the incredibly hard process of downsizing your house to a smaller place, maybe a much smaller place. You’ve moved, organized things, and figured out just where to put everything you took with you. And if […]
What Does “Getting to Enough” Mean?
My book, The Upside of Downsizing, has the subtitle Getting to Enough. For several years I’ve been concerned about what seemed to be our increasing greed, our need for “stuff,” and replacing what’s really important in life with “things” or with constant activity or with an unrelenting drive to make more and more money. I […]