I've already given away a ton of stuff; some to my relatives and friends, some (a lot) for a museum white elephant sale, some on a neighborhood sharing group. That's not to mention all the things I gave away out of my Colorado house, since I knew I was moving to a half-furnished condo. The thing is, they were accumulators. They never got rid of anything. Plus, I think they each kept their own set of things when they moved in together. I remember specifically that there were five irons and an incredible number of pots and pans, not to mention dishes. I'm not a cook or an entertainer. It's not hard for me to get rid of things, it's just sorting out and finding the best way to do it.