As a parent of young toddlers, packing for an imminent move is no mean feat. This is especially true if your spouse works until late as you are left with very little time to work with. Yes, you could opt to simply throw everything willy-nilly into boxes as you move from room to room, but this would be a nightmare for you and your movers when unpacking your things in your new home.
If your kids have up and left home you might be looking to downsize and realise some of the value in your family home. Here are some things to look for in your empty nest home to make sure it's functional without being a burden. Less garden or yard Unless you love gardening big blocks, it can be a good idea to downsize the garden area that you have now that you have less need for space for young kids.