Clearing out excess stuff you own is one of those things that is easy in theory and strangely difficult in practice. In July of this year I did a writing piece about how I was going to try to offload some of my unneeded possessions and since then it’s been a slow process of evaluating things and then decided what to do with them. Last week I had something of a breakthrough when I gave away several items to friends of mine and donated a few pieces of old clothing to charity. The garbage and recycle bins also claimed their own prizes. I still have three full boxes of stuff that I’m trying to figure out what to do with, but I can say that I’ve made some level of progress on decluttering my life.