I often think of considering whether an item could be one of luxury or one of need, and accordingly make my decision. But I still struggle to let go of certain things, even though I know I can do well without them. How do you decide what things you own are the things you want to keep or get rid of?
No one else can tell you what to keep, and what to get rid of.
I can say this, if you haven't used it in the last 6 months....it may need to go.
So when the day comes, and you want to make your life more simple....start giving, or selling, or just throwing all that stuff you have.
If it has sentimental value, keep it and have it displayed in your home. If you can't do that, perhaps give it to a loved one. Have a garage sale and sell or get rid of anything you haven't used in over a year? I struggle with this too, but these are just some suggestions.
For me, I start with the walls of my bedroom. I make sure that I only see what will help me through my days, and anything too old or brings back bad memories needs to go!
Then I continue with the room, cupboards to wardrobe. Spring cleaning your wardrobe is uplifting and you can easily change it up by swapping with friends if you already have a minimal wardrobe or if you have excess you can donate to a clothes drive.
One way of ending my indecisiveness involves some future bound imagination where I ask myself, "Can I see myself wearing/using/needing this in 12 months time?"
I go more of want than of need. I don't want to live a spartan life and have only the bare necessitates. I'm not materialistic, but sometimes it feels good to have something that I want and have worked for. As for declutterung "stuff". If I haven't used it for a while and don't see a need for it in the near future, I will give things away to charity. I try not to buy things that I won't put to good use as I hate seeing things end up in landfill.