It was so depressing to read about the woman who actually lost custody of her children (although her husband got custody of the son). Where the heck could she store 1000 cartons of important 'stuff' without losing her shirt on storage fees? What is the likelihood she will ever actually go through the 1000 cartons and chuck 90% of the stuff? The remaining furnishings they showed were very spare, but at least she had the basic necessities. Very, very sad.
I had to clean out the family house where we had lived for 45 years - all 3 of us packrats. It was often painful, but 6 years later, I hardly miss any of the stuff I donated or trashed. You simply don't need all the stuff you 'had' to have.
I saw a show on HGTV last night about a woman looking for a condo in Hong Kong. A space of about 450 square foot sas welling for $450,000. No place for 'junk' there.