Downsizing + Moving: The Series

This 6-part series chronicles our journey from the moment we first considered moving out of our family home, until the process was completely over. Through it all, even though I knew we were making the right decision, there were moments of exhaustion, sadness, and even some guilt. I’m sharing everything I learned along the way, what I did right, and what I did wrong!

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The Decision

A story about moving on, searching for simplicity, following your
heart, and not being afraid
to take a chance.

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Our New Home

After 28 years in the house on Sutton Place, we took the plunge and moved. Welcome to our new home…let me show you around!

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Moving Tips

Moving to a smaller home meant cleaning out every room. How to hire help, purge, and breathe through the emotions!

pink peonies in vintage mason jars


Downsizing is an emotional endeavor. It not only involves you, but it involves your family. Here are 5 things to consider that will make the process easier!

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Advice From Readers

OSP readers share their ideas, advice, and stories. Includes methods for purging possessions, and how to include family members in the process.

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One Year Later

One year has passed since we moved. I’m sharing thoughts on the decisions we made, what I would do differently, and what I love about our new home.


I’ve been there. I know how you feel.
I can help.