Here’s a simple technique that can simplify your life a lot. I’ve been doing it for about a year and it’s worked for me:
I have an item on my schedule every day called "Throw 10" and I do my best to check it off every day.
Here are my personal rules:
I drop a lot off at the Salvation Army.
10 a day seems to be the right number. It’s done a lot for me:
We’ve all heard stories about immigrant families who arrive with almost nothing and achieve amazing things. I think that the fact that they don’t have a lot of baggage actually helps them. Having fewer belongings helps with focus. It's a good reminder that it’s not what we have, but who we are.
That’s a fact that we’ve all thought about, but I’ve found this habit to be a helpful reminder.