Think of a time when you had no crap. Has there ever been such a time?
Can we all agree that crap is not a good thing?
But, wait!! There might be some good stuff buried in the crap. Clearly, for me, the task is to sift through the crap and pull out the good stuff. So why haven't I done it?
You have no idea how much crap you have until you have to pack it into one truck.
On the other hand, do I really have to deal with this crap? I could just wait until I die. But, then (a) someone else will have to clean up my crap and (b) I never get a chance to enjoy a crap-free life.
You can give your crap to someone who wants it. (These people may be hard to find. Seeking them out will add on a lot of time to the cut-the-crap process.)
You can donate your crap to a charity. (If they want it.)
You can sell it. This can be time consuming - a full-time job for minimal pay. Certain high dollar items are worth selling on ebay, etsy, craigslist, etc. (Oh well, I have no high dollar items.) At best my crap might work in a garage sale. (Also known as "a lot of work for a little money.")
You can store your stuff. Ouch. Those monthly storage costs can add up. And, it takes time to pack it up. And, once its in storage - then what?
Hire help. Better yet, trade de-cluttering help with a friend. Your helper will see your crap in a more realistic light.
If you hold onto something for later use you may be cheating yourself out of getting the latest and greatest. Look around stores. Do you want to be able to get a nice new one or use your crummy old one? (Especially true of bedding, kitchen stuff, etc.)
Tell me about something you love? If it was lost you would run out and buy another one.