But with so much put into storage, sold, or given away, there is something resembling room in here. I have moved my computer desk so that there is more room for the chair and it feels more comfortable. I can use the vacuum for a few minutes longer - without having to resort to the hose because of the crowded conditions.
The big question, of course, is: can I do this in my new home? Can I organize things so that they do not take over? I think it's possible. The big thing, with me, is that although I have a lot of stuff I am not afraid to let go when it is not useful or otherwise important to me. I know I hang onto some things way too long but there's no doubt I'm getting better at this.