The term downsizing carries with it a lot of emotion and, ironically, baggage. The reality is that while it's played up as being a joyous transition between Act I and Act II of life, downsizing can feel like a really scary thing. An intermission, when the curtain closes and you're expected to pare down to the essentials, usually in the dark. But, you don't need to go at it alone. Calling in experts to shed some light on the subject and to help prepare you for what's next can make the transition to a smaller, more efficient living space feel like a beautifully choreographed step in the right direction.