My brother always says to live like a college student. I began to clear the clutter out of the house but discovered I only moved it from one place to another. Was on a ferry down in Alabama and started talking to a lady. She said she had to evacuate for a hurricane and that made her think. She took the most important things and put the rest up as high as she could. When she returned, she said she went through her stuff and gave things to the kids; no worrying about them getting destroyed and not fighting after she was gone.
I think that’s a great idea. Pare down now. If you have something special you want someone to have, give it to them now. You have enjoyed it, let them.