My own personal experience with moving house has proven to be more difficult with each decade that passes. This has been a good thing as it has allowed me to experience what my clients go through. My absolute joy and speciality is looking after retirees, empty nesters or those who find themselves alone later in life and in need of some extra TLC.
The longer we stay in a home quite often the more we accumulate. This can prove to be extremely stressful and tiring when needing to downsize. What do you take with you and how on earth did you get this much "stuff"? You're not alone if you're feeling like that. In fact, I would say the majority of my clients ask themselves the same questions. My answer to that is to be patient and kind to yourself and go through one room at a time. Have different piles for those items you'd like to give to family and friends, the items you'd like to keep and take with you, the items that you could donate to charity and then there's the things that absolutely need throwing out. A skip is a great way to assist with the latter, as it allows you to remove those items from your home and from your thoughts creating new energy both in your home and for yourself.
If I can be of any assistance with advising you on the new path that you're taking and how to leave your old home behind, I'd be more than happy to help out.