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Rightsizing: Making the "Right" Choice

Making the “right” choice when it comes to where you choose to live can be difficult. Even starting discussions about it can be overwhelming. After all, the memories made inside of your house are what turned those four walls into your home. Rightsizing is the process of understanding how you live in your home, uncluttering your life, and then moving to a new space (often smaller than your previous one) in which you can fully utilize the space. Rightsizing does not fall in the category of one size fits all; but rather encourages you to think about the correct space to meet your changing life plans and goals.

Bryan McDaniel with EZ Downsizing has been helping clients rightsize for more than 10 years and suggests these three steps as you consider your plan:

1. Evaluate

Evaluate your current space and compare it to your current needs. We’ve all heard the phrase “less is more.” When thinking about your home, think about how much space you need to live comfortably. When you decrease the size of your home, you decrease your overall responsibilities (rooms to clean, lawn to maintain, etc.) and in many cases you increase your quality of life by having more time to do the things you WANT to do vs. the things you HAVE to do.

2. Involve

Involve your family when it’s time to declutter. The memories once made in the home don’t have to end; sentimental items can find a new home with a family member and the story will live on for generations. You can also consider creating photo albums, memory books, or using a service like Artifcts to digitally preserve memories.

3. Connect

Connect with a professional moving manager or real estate professional to guide you through the process. The process does not need to be overwhelming and can turn into a positive next step to a new chapter in our life.

While rightsizing can be emotional, it can also be exciting, as it opens up a new avenue for you to make your priorities a reality! With the right resources, the process can actually become an additional memory to cherish!




Latoria Logan is a Northern Virginia realtor, with a background in healthcare and recreation therapy. Advocacy is one of her deepest passions and she will go to great lengths to obtain the most favorable terms for clients. Her focus is in Prince William County, Fairfax County, Arlington County, and the City of Alexandria. Latoria is also knowledgeable in the City of Falls Church and City of Fairfax. If you’d like to connect to discuss additional resources for “rightsizing” please contact Latoria at





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