I'm not talking about going from one extreme to the other. Going too small can create as many or more problems in the opposite direction (we'll be talking about up-sizing next month).
So, sit down and take inventory - not necessarily of stuff (although of stuff, too - what can you safely jettison?), but of lifestyle, of wants and needs, and of goals.
Downsizing can have a significant effect on your financial situation, usually by freeing up cash flow.
It can also give you the opportunity to take a step "up" in terms of neighborhood or finishes - and finishes can go a long way toward making things pleasant day-to-day.
Take the Leap
So, talk to your realtor. If you don't have one, talk to me! I'd love to help you evaluate your situation and
Love Where You Live!