Nice, kf. :)
I've been a minimalist for most of my life. Everything I own fits into 2 pick up trucks, and only because I own a couple pieces of bulky oak furniture. The lifestyle is easy on the wallet, and I'm remarkably free of stress.
I live close to everything I need, and about 6 months ago I sold my car. While I will get another if the situation demands, I quickly realized what an expense and pain in the ass it was to maintain.
Kudos to you Obfuskation. I am of a similar frame of mind. I have very few possessions. One car load and I am on the road. I keep my house de-cluttered and I recycle most things if not used for a few months.
Back in the early 90s i hit on a little trick. Every spring i bring a copy paper box or two home from work, and put things i don't seem to ever use in them, then seal them with duct tape and write the date on them. If by the next year the tape is unbroken, I donate the stuff to Goodwill.
I've always found that a move turns an opportunity into a near-necessity to take a second look at everything one has and decide if you're likely to use things in the future that you haven't been using.
Changes in technology allow one to unload things, too. I used to have a sizable CD/DVD collection, but nowadays with streaming sites, there's no need to take up space with many music and movie titles in physical form.
Some of the discs are kind of cheap as well, so they don't always hold up over time anyway, even if they have not been physically damaged.
True, but when the optical media came on the market, their manufacturers boldly made the claim that unlike magnetic media, CD's and DVD's would be an everlasting way to preserve data. Now we know that temperature, sunlight, and more obviously careless handling can damage them and result in lost data. In some cases, magnetic media might preserve data more long term. Anyway, backing up data with duplicates is the best way, but when you have about 15TB of hard drives like me, that really isn't terribly practical. (Digital photos shot in RAW eat up drive space very quickly.)