When is Downsizing Over?

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Getting riding of stuff goes hand-in-hand with downsizing your home. After the move is done and you’re in your new place, is it over? Nope. Usually, it goes on after you discover you have more stuff and less space than you thought.

Some people think you are now in Phase II of a two-phase process. Others feel like they’re starting all over again but with a smaller amount of stuff. In reality, you’re making progress toward your goal.

Stack of booksDepending on the size of your last place compared to your new place, you may have reduced your list of possessions by one-third, one-half or even more. If you have reduced your stuff less than your space, you will probably feel squeezed, otherwise you may feel comfortable. Typically, we keep more than we need and the downsizing process goes on. Since my natural tendency is to accumulate books, another round of downsizing becomes a project for me, not a continuous process of elimination. You may share the same mindset.

The following video is an example of one YouTube minimalist who is “back it again” after her initial work. Title: 6 Signs It’s Time To Declutter Again [Minimalism Series] by Rachel Aust.

Looks like I’m due for Round II since three of the six points she made apply to my home-office. How about you?


* You may notice some Canadian spelling in these posts. The words may look odd but that’s how we spell them. We’re used to it.

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Author:
Unless otherwise credited, all posts are happily authored with a quill pen …
Paul Ferri, Broker, ASA (Accredited Senior Agent)
RE/MAX Unique Inc. Brokerage*, Toronto, Canada
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