Moved xcountry two years ago. Moved from rental house one year ago. Did major purges, had garage sales, sold on CL.
I undertook a basement clean out the last two weeks, and somehow got rid of about four boxes of stuff, and cleared out two plastic tubs for future storage needs. How is that possible? How does all this stuff accumulate?
Every time I do a good purge, it inspires me to be more valiant about keeping the junk from coming in in the first place. That is always good, especially as we visit my parents next week, and they want to buy things for us. I already told them that all the kids need is socks, underwear, and school shoes. No toys, no other clothes.
I wish I could get rid of photo albums and framed photographs without guilt. But for now they stay. Maybe some day.