There have been several articles recently in various online magazines about the new compulsion to collect things and to hoard things. While hoarding always seems to have existed, it has taken on the form, world wide, of an addiction. One suggestion is that the reality shows that will evaluate old items and then surprise the owner with the value is feeding the addiction to hoard.
The contrast to hoarding is to live simply, with exactly what you need. This is a minimalist style. It allows one to be alive without being weighed down by "things".
As you live your life, which life style speaks to you? Do you need lots of stuff, or, are you ready to let go of what does not serve you?