A few months ago I wrote an article entitled Getting Rid of Junk and the 100 Thing Challenge Revisited. It was about my own effort to cut down on the amount of stuff I have, and to simplify my life.
This evening on NPR's TED Radio Hour the theme was Simply Happy, about the straightforward things which enhance human happiness. One of the speakers was Graham Hill, the software entrepeneur who became unhappy with his large house, and many useless or seldom used possessions, and who had a 420 square foot designed efficiently enough to hold everything he wanted or needed.
It's a wonderful talk about one individual's attempt to declutter and simplify his life. Watch it. It'll be a worthwhile 5 minutes and 45 seconds.