If you find yourself at a place in life that you no longer need a big home – perhaps because you are moving to a region that the property values are higher, or because the kids are moving away to college, etc. – then you may find the need to downsize. Even with the best of intentions, it will be difficult to take everything with you. Moving requires a lot of organization and de-cluttering, but this is a chance to make a fresh start without all the “stuff” you had in the bigger house. Unfortunately, it can feel like you are sentimentally attached to everything you touch.