I’ve always been drawn to the minimalism movement. When I lived alone, I tried to only buy the things that I needed. Every time I moved, I still found myself getting rid of a lot of things that somehow got accumulated over time. I found that the hardest things to get rid of were sentimental items, e.g., a gift from a family member or loved one. Now that I live with my wife, I find that our combined things are excessive and burdensome.