Weighing the pluses and minuses of downsizing for a month:
Plus: less laundry! Minus: Fewer clothes. When I'm cold. And wouldn't mind a coat.
Minus: Less space. Children underfoot. Plus: When I sweep, it takes five minutes.
Plus: More outside space. Minus: More skinned knees (gravel=ouch).
Plus: Fewer toys = less mess to clean up. Plus: Kids seem happy with the ones we have. Plus: They play outside anyway.