In the September 2011 edition of Costco Connection, we found an interesting article on downsizing (or what we typically refer to as “purging”). Vickie Dellaquila explains in “Downsizing Proves Desirable” that downsizing is a necessary fact of life. Transitions in our life or the lives of our children require that we let go of some things from the past. We may need more room in the house or might need less room- either way, there are times when we have to go through old items in order to simplify. She discusses the physical and emotional toll this process usually has on people, as well as benefits associated with downsizing. She even includes resources for downsizing, including NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers).