Stuff question

After moving our lives to Berkeley last weekend, and then reading the insurance contract I signed with U-Haul where they disavow all responsibility for the stuff I haul in their trucks, I have a new question I ask myself when dealing with the things I own:

*If this thing was completely destroyed in a fire, would I replace it immediately?*

If the answer is no, then maybe I don’t need it at all. After all, no matter [how you got something](, if you don’t need it then it’s just holding you back. Moving, even 40 miles, makes that very clear.

Plus it’s better to do this sort of thinking before a catastrophe happens than [after](