Moving to a smaller space can lift a lot of the burdens from your shoulders. But it can also be fraught with decisions, like what furniture to keep and what to leave behind.

Editing your stuff can be a challenge. Don’t panic. Chances are, what you have is way more than what you want, and after a year in your downsized house, you will have happily forgotten about the things you left behind. 

Since Mike and I downsized to a 600-square-foot bungalow last August, I am going to share with you our experience and the steps you can take if you’re scaling down too.