I'm no pro at keeping things simple.
Ask my violin teacher who often says, "You're making it way harder than what it really needs to be."
Ask one of my sisters who lives on just 10 items in her closet (okay, maybe 12?) who seems to be having a fresh new wardrobe semi annually. (Probably because she wears everything a lot rather than just a few times per season.)
Ask another sister of when we were little and I'd beg her for help in organizing my "junk drawer."
While I've done my best at not being a hoarder, there are times when I go through things and wonder, "Why am I saying this?" This last week I found enough clothes from my closet to fill two grocery bags, and enough odd and ends from other corners to fill another grocery bag. I finally got the nerve to pull out my scrap bin of mostly cotton fabrics (anything less than 1/2 yard kind of fabric bin) and fill up 5 grocery bags to give to a quilter.
I'm tired of the mindset that bespeaks "the art of collecting" and it just sitting for either "someday" or just because I really liked it 8 years ago. There are a few other corners that I should rummage through, too. If anyone out there has "the art of decluttering" down pat (or even if you're wiser in purchasing items than I am!) there is someone who would like to glean some tips and advice from you!