Downsizing: The 5-Step Method for Life Transitions Big and Small (Paperback)

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Navigate downsizing and the emotions that come with it—the practical guide

Downsizing your home or possessions can be a tough project to finish—or even start. From simple logistics to complex feelings, the process can quickly overwhelm without a plan in place. Here’s help organizing and accomplishing your decluttering; Downsizing: The 5-Step Method for Life Transitions Big and Small.

Written by a minimalism expert, this straightforward guide draws from real life experience, and offers actionable advice for specific situations. Whether you’re facing a family move, an empty nest, or changing senior living arrangements, let the hands-on planning materials keep you on track. The emotional check-ins at each chapter will help you recognize, understand, and process the unique feelings that each of these downsizing events can create.

Downsizing: The 5-Step Method for Life Transitions Big and Small includes:
  • Make an action plan—Discover concrete steps forward in your downsizing with sorting logs, planning checklists, and blank floor maps.
  • Create added value—Learn how to turn your old items into profit through tax incentives and ways to sell high ticket goods.
  • Preserve memories and space—Find the best way to store old photos with techniques that don’t take up room.

Downsizing is smoother and easier when you have the right plan and support.

About the Author

MIA DANIELLE runs a popular blog,, where she shares her knowledge of downsizing and passion for optimizing your home, energy, mindset, and habits for a simpler, happier life. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family.

Praise For…

Downsizing has great advice for people who are motivated to live with less stuff around them and are looking for a plan to get there. I appreciate how Danielle urges you to focus on what you are keeping, to use boundaries, and the emphasis she puts on acknowledging the feelings that surface when you downsize.”—Nonnahs Driskill, founding organizer of Get Organized Already

“Reading this book is like having a new best friend guide you through any of life's downsizing transitions. Mia Danielle is methodical about her approach yet understands the heart should just as equally be involved in the process in order to reach the next chapter in life as a better, more deeply fulfilled person.”—Susan Choi, high performance stress management coach

Downsizing is a valuable resource for anyone going through a big life transition and needing to declutter and downsize. Mia's practical approach gives readers a clear, step-by-step action plan to follow for a multitude of different downsizing situations. I have yet to come across another resource that covers such a wide range of downsizing situations in such a detailed, practical, and ready-to-implement way. An excellent book filled with a lot of valuable decluttering and downsizing information!”—Melissa Russell, Simple Lionheart Life

“Mia Bergstrom's book, Downsizing, is the perfect companion for removing excess from your life and focusing on curating a space with the essentials. The book guides you through her simple, 5-step downsizing process and is chock full of helpful checklists and printables to make the experience as smooth as possible. I definitely recommend this book for anyone wanting to live a little lighter!”—Tara Dubiel, founder of i Dream of Simple (

Product Details
ISBN: 9781641528627
ISBN-10: 1641528621
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: November 19th, 2019
Pages: 150
Language: English


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