The New York Times gets it!

We recommend that everyone read the article “Moving to a Smaller Home, and Decluttering a Lifetime of Belongings” from the New York Times.

The most important advice in this article may be “Don’t Wait.” If your life plan involves moving from your large family home to a smaller place or a retirement community, start now. Go through the boxes of children’s belongings in your attic and offer them to grandchildren or donate to schools, churches or Goodwill, “gift” valuables and collectibles to relatives. If you haven’t used something in a year, or if you don’t even know what’s in that box, chances are you don’t need it.