Ann Chapman’s home of 35 years in Houston’s Lakeside Estates neighborhood was filled with memories.
“It was a great place to raise my children,” says Ann. “We lived on a cul de sac and had wonderful neighbors, but I was also beginning to realize that it was time to move. I was tired of keeping up a house.”
Why have we become so caught up in letting the things in our house rule the decisions we make and the way we live? While too many of us see downsizing as a daunting task, others approach it as an exciting step forward.
As a personal moving consultant, I hear this one question all the time from people starting to downsize: “Where did I get all this stuff?” I hate to tell you, but it only gets worse during the holidays when we pull out decorations that add even more to the clutter.
Barbara Buehler’s home of 37 years in Plano, Tex., was packed full of memories.
“I hosted the annual New Year’s Eve party for our neighborhood,” says Barbara. “My house was also the last stop when my neighbors and I got together for progressive dinners.”