Downsizing 101: Where Do I Start?


There are many reasons to consider downsizing your living space. Maybe you just want less house to maintain and less "junk" to look after. Perhaps your nest is empty and you just don't need all that space. Or you may be looking for a change of venue; moving to a more urban setting will likely mean a smaller home. 

Whatever the reason for your move, downsizing your home and your stuff can be overwhelming to contemplate. Boston real estate sales professional Peggy Patenaude says that the best approach is to take it in steps. “The first step is to hone in on what you want,” she advises. “Ask yourself what-when-where questions to get to the heart of what you really want in your new space.”
Patenaude suggests you ask yourself the following: