Sara Hart is a business owner, speaker, author and coach. Her project, the Sign of Enough, is designed to help us answer the question, “How will I know when I have enough?” with a focus on the emotional side of downsizing, not the practical. Please visit here

Latest Posts By Sara Hart

4 weeks ago

The Importance of Humor for Older Women Downsizing Their Home

How can I giggle while I’m getting rid of things I’ve had for a very long time and have been important to me? What’s joyful about getting rid of my kids’ favorite toys? There’s no way I can smile as I trash album after album of our family’s pictures…

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4 months ago

Having Trouble Downsizing? These 3 Questions May Help You to Simplify and Move Forward

Simplifying, downsizing, decluttering… these topics seem to be very popular. Why is this such an issue for so many people? When I went through a major downsizing last year, one of the things I learned was that I needed a very small percentage…

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6 months ago

The Hardest Part of Downsizing: Letting Go of Treasured Things Accumulated Over a Lifetime

The question I hear most often when I’m talking with people who are in the middle of a major downsizing or are getting ready to downsize is, “How can I get rid of things that are very, very important to me?”

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6 months ago

Downsizing Your Home After 60: Don’t Let Change Keep You from Living the Life You Want

Everyone resists change… Change is very hard… Real change takes a long time… We hear things like these all the time. Are they true? Well, maybe and maybe not. Like lots of things, “It depends.” There are some big changes…

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7 months ago

Downsizing Your Home as a 60+ Woman: Facing the Discomfort of Uncertainty

The only thing in life that’s certain is death. Everything else is to the contrary. Now that’s not very comfortable for most of us. We tend to be most comfortable living with the illusion of certainty. I think one of the things that makes…

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1 year ago

Downsizing Your Home After 60? Get Ready to Live!

I had just finished a book reading at a local bookstore, and the first question came from a man who was sitting toward the back of the room. He shared that he had begun a “small downsizing,” and that the first question he got from a neighbor was…

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2 years ago

Struggling to Manage Your Life and Home After 60? Downsizing Could Be the Answer

“What do I want to do with my life?” That’s an overwhelming question for a woman in her 60 and beyond. When I think of asking myself that question, all kinds of thoughts pop up: How do I know? If I don’t know, who knows?

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3 years ago

How Do You Know You Have Just Enough? The Secret to Staying Downsized

You’ve gone through the incredibly hard process of downsizing your house to a smaller place – maybe a much smaller place. You’ve moved, organized things, and figured out just where to put everything you took with you. Read More

3 years ago

What’s Good About Downsizing Your Home After 60? It Could Be Getting to Enough

As my regular readers know, last year I went through a major downsizing of my large home and moved into a very small apartment. It was hard. At times, very hard. I even wrote a book…

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4 years ago

The Upside to Downsizing – How You Can Love Life with Less

While sorting through my inbox, I came across one email with the subject line “Loving Life with Less.” Given my interest in downsizing, I was very excited to read it. Yes! I thought. That’s exactly the goal. Read More