I've known for a little while now that I would need to get rid of most of my possessions by the end of May. For some strange reason, it has been a dream of mine for many years to sell/donate my "stuff." I knew it would be really difficult to do, but was never sure if I would ever do it. Now I am trying to plan what to keep, what to store, what to sell, and what to donate. I started going through my books and got rid of some. Although I've still got about 20 that I saved for the "store" pile. I also tried going through my box of electronics. For some reason I found it difficult to part with cable cords, phone cords, internet cords, etc. because I may need them "in the future." I also couldn't part with a bunch of old CD-ROMS that aren't even installed on my laptop currently.

One thing I was able to part with was my CD collection. I haven't bought any new CD's in probably 3 or 4 years. At least with CD's I was able to put all the music on my computer. So the only loss is the disc itself, not the music. That I can live with. Now I just need to find a place that wants to buy a random assortment of about 60 old CD's.

A lot of my stuff carries no emotional attachment. The problem for me is thinking that I may need something in the future, so I might as well store it if I already own it. Does anybody else have the same problem? How did you get rid of your possessions?