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5. Serving pieces. What type of entertaining, if any, will you being doing in your smaller (or simplified) home? Maybe in the past you hosted Thanksgiving dinners for many people, requiring numerous serving pieces. But perhaps you will be passing the torch to another family member or friend. Maybe your new home will fit only six to eight comfortably for dinner and you do not plan on hosting large cocktail parties or open houses. If you will be paring back your entertaining bandwidth, take a realistic look at your serving pieces. Multiple large platters, bowls, cake stands and appetizer plates may not fit into a smaller space and are good candidates for goodbye if you are simply cutting back your belongings. Think about keeping only medium or small pieces, prioritizing those that are multifunctional. For example, a large soup tureen has only one purpose and may not be something you want to store.