I grew up in a cluttered house. I owned a lot of stuff. My parents owned a lot of stuff. My maternal grandfather knew his way around the garage sale circuit. It wasn't until I moved to Nebraska and moved 14 times in five years that I realized how quickly I accumulated stuff! Amazing! It wasn't until I read "Clutter is unmade decisions" that it really struck me. I didn't need all the piles and momentos. I had myself and that was enough.