I went to Ellis Island recently and was really fascinated by the history around me. All those people arriving in a country where they didn’t know the language, customs or rules, but eager to make their way. One of the things I found particularly fascinating was the luggage, the bags, baskets and trunks.
They literally moved their entire world in a handful of containers. Clearly only those things that truly mattered made the cut. It’s a good way to go about purging your own belongings. If you were moving and could only bring what you could carry, what would you bring? Granted you are going to keep more than that but, it should help with prioritizing which things you truly need or love.