Downsizing your home can be a tough emotional road.
When you decide that you’re ready to downsize your family home, you’ll need to mentally prepare for the emotions that will bubble up. You’ll be faced with boxes of memories, souvenirs, and heirlooms. It’s not the stuff in the house that brings up all the emotions: it’s the stories attached to the stuff. Clearing out a home for a downsizing or after the death of a loved one is a rite of passage.
In this post, I’ll be sharing the 4 tips for controlling your emotions before, during and after you downsize your home. As a bonus for my subscribers, I’m sharing this Downsizing Your Home Emotional Roadmap.
Get mentally prepared: let’s talk about the emotional impact of downsizing your home. Keep Reading.
#1 You’re Going to Feel Guilty, but let it go
You know that in addition to being a tough task physically, downsizing your home is emotionally taxing. You now have your head in the game and know what to expect when it comes to the feelings you'll have.
To help you on your journey, I've created this Downsizing Your Home Emotional Roadmap just for you! Feel free to download it now.
What emotions have you experienced when moving or downsizing? Leave me a note in the comments section!
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I’m forced to downsize due to the death of my husband. I’m mad that I have had to do this alone. It’s been so much work and mentally draining. Guilt that I spent so much money on junk. Scared, what will I do with all my free time when I’m not taking care of all that stuff? Happy the weight of this stuff is leaving me with each item I get rid of.
Kelly, my heart breaks for you. The emotions you’re experiencing are mentally exhausting. Having to deal with the emotion impact AND the backbreaking physical work is overwhelming, I’m sure. I wish you peace, strength and patience.
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