To be honest, I don't think we (my little family) has a lot of stuff. And I don't feel as if we are ruled by the stuff we have. There are very few items in my possession that I feel any kind of attachment to. When we moved from Denver to Miami we got rid of a LOT of stuff. I didn't mind. Since we are living with family in a house full of stuff already there was really no sense in packing our stuff into an already stuffed house. In a way it's nice to be free. Granted, it's no big sacrifice. We still have warm beds, TVs, a kitchen full of gadgets, washer and dryer, and plenty of comfy sitting space to enjoy. We even gained a backyard and pool. Score! Still, nothing is truly ours and even though I don't feel ruled by anything we own, I sometimes feel ruled by the desire for more stuff.