We found that downsizing is very liberating. I thought that the feeling might wear off but it has not. I cannot believe that we are so happy with so much less-space and so fewer 'things'. Yes, we have some keepsakes and some nice funrniture-but only enough for our condo.
Absolutely NO desire to go into a furniture store, antique store, whatever...instead we search the web for last minute travel offers.
Looking back, I just cannot imagine how we lived with all that space, all that junk, and all those vehicles. They have simply lost much of their value to us. Just go rid of number 2 car to a son who needs it more than I do....yet another personal mill stone gone. No more insurance, repairs, gas. Happy to take public transit, a cab, or a rental if we really need it. Lest cost, less hassle, and more flexibility for us.
We still have the china and the silverware though...but it is packed away in the storage area.