In this moving process, I have purged a great deal of stuff from our lives. Still, I have way too many material possessions and am now paying to have it shipped across country.
Yes, I like/love most of the stuff, but not enough to fill a smaller house with it.
Here's my solution. Every time a guest in my new home remarks that he/she likes something, I'm going to wrap it up and give it to them. No strings attached. Just get rid of it. Please take it. Use it in good faith. If the guest was lying about liking it, well, tough. The stuff is now his/her problem and that will teach him/her to open his/her mouth.
Although my decorating style can best be described as eclectic (with warm and cozy undertones), I am going for a minimalist approach in my new home. Simple lines. Clean walls. No clutter. By the time I'm living in the Garden District of New Orleans, I should be down to bare bones. Pretty much how we all end up, anyhow. I'm just expediting the process.