When Jim and I moved down to North Carolina in 2007, we got rid of lots of stuff. We also resolved not to put anything in the attic of the house or the attic of the carport. I can honestly say, we haven't missed one thing that we got rid of. We moved into a much smaller house in North Carolina, but we love its cosy character. My thoughts now are to fine-tune. If something is in a box in the closet and I haven't looked at it or thought about it since 2007, I probably don't need it.
The work in my studio has been slow, but steady. I've discovered that my love of containers has meant that I use up much more room than really necessary for not that much stuff. As Yoko Ono appropriately once said, "We're container minders." Or at any rate, I am.
I've taken two loads to Goodwill that were mostly clothes and small furnishings. Edward McKay, our wonderful local used book store, was the recipient of five cartons of books. Next on the schedule is paperwork. Industrial shredder, here I come!