At 43 years of age, Ive come to the conclusion that I just have waaay to much stuff. Some items Ive acquired because I was into collecting them, other items I have I bought because I am impulsive (i.e. my 3 different ipods come to mind). The end result is I have a house full of stuff, much of which I do not use, and some of which I have just so I can say "I have one of those". There are a few problems this causes me. One is the fact that it all needs to be maintained to a certain extent, but I think that the first, and foremost issue that I have is that I feel like such a slave to my possessions that I no longer go away for more than a few days at a time out of fear that my stuff will get stolen. So, one of my goals for this year is to cut down dramatically on the number of expensive items I have, and hopefully get to the point where I am living with more or less the bare necessities. I'd like to hear from those that more or less live a minimalist lifestyle, especially folks closer to my age (43). How much stuff do you have ? What don't you own that other people probably do own?