Moving can be a stressful and emotional time, especially if you are downsizing from a home where you have raised a family. The memories alone crowd the house, never mind the actual "stuff".
Here are a couple of tips that may be helpful while going through this type of move:
1) Focus on where you are going and what you are creating; not what you are leaving behind. This is a new phase in your life and it will be a wonderful time.
2) Be Practical. Identify the objects you are taking with you and those that can be left behind. If there is something you are not ready to part with, consider storage or giving it to someone you love.
3) Entertain. You may think this is the worst time to have people over, however if you surround yourself with family and friends as your support system, this makes a difficult situation more enjoyable.