If you are considering downsizing to a smaller space, the best time to start reviewing your stuff is now. Don’t wait until you HAVE to do it. Don’t wait until the stress of the impending move has begun to overwhelm you. Don’t wait for the “right time,” because the right time may never come.
As I’ve written before, one way to start reviewing what to keep, sell and donate is to take the larger task and break it down into smaller, more manageable tasks. If your goal is to go through boxes and boxes of old photographs, commit to spending 15 minutes a day reviewing the photos.
That’s it. Fifteen minutes a day.
Slowly but surely you’ll get through the boxes, one at a time - and as you do, you’ll begin to see progress. Momentum is a good thing!