What were the hardest items for you to purge?
I'm going through a complete downsizing in three bedrooms, and am really thinking about what's going back. I've had some of these items since I was first married, and others from the time we moved into our home. A wardrobe went from the bedroom to be re-purposed into another part of my house. That was tough, but when I mentioned to my husband that I didn't think that huge piece was well utilized, he completely agreed. Letting it go allowed light and space that we love into the room. A recliner in my office that no one used much except my Dad (he's gone now) has gone to the garage for a sale, and a smaller chair with better scale is in its place. There's breathing room now. Those ''sentimental'' cards I'd saved (and never looked at) went in the trash except for a very few. Those were a little harder to toss than I thought they should be, but I haven't missed them at all. Some of those relationships have changed, which I certainly don't need to be reminded of. I am enjoying having new space! This started out being tough, but I'm getting on a roll which has me feeling great about simpler rooms with cleaner lines. They'll never be spare, but the affect of my goal of No Surface Clutter is having a wonderful effect on my psyche. At the same time, the things that are going back are only items that I use which are being reorganized into a much more efficient manner.
What's the toughest thing for you to have let go that you don't even miss?