In a few weeks, I will be moving to a new house. I'll leave behind a four bedroom house with a dining room, living room, family room, home office, a big yard, as well as a full attic and attached garage.
I'll be moving into a two bedroom townhouse, with a small living and dining room, a small galley kitchen, and a basement. No garage, no attic, and limited storage. In this interim period, my house is on the market and has to be show-ready at a moment's notice, which means daily cleaning, no clutter, and spare, open spaces.
The process of downsizing (and it is a process) has taken months, discarding and giving-away a lifetime of stuff. At first, I was dreading the process, thinking it was going to be physically and emotionally overwhelming. What I discovered was exactly the opposite.
In my next few posts, I'd like to share what I've learned on this journey; lessons on living with less. These posts will not be about bringing touches of France into my life, but have been inspired by several of the francophile blogs I read, and discussions on the French Chic group about decluttering. The posts are also inspired by my desire to (finally) achieve a well-edited life.