I remember packing my first apartment up in preparation to move overseas for graduate school.
Ten boxes of books, several containers of clothing, keepsakes and one instrument later, I thought to myself, “How do I have so much stuff?”
At the same time, I recall feeling rather distressed throughout the process of downsizing and getting rid of the bulk of my possessions in an effort to make travel easy.
It can be very difficult to let go of the things we have collected.
We come into...