I didn't grow up with much money, so when I left for college and married early, I had no problem scrimping and saving...we're still doing it, and I think we're doing just fine. However, I came to realize that I am a pack rat!
When we moved last year, my brother-in-law commented that when he was a newly wed, he kept every single thing too. I know he didn't mean it in an insulting way, but I was honestly hurt. As we unpacked, I realized how we really had been keeping everything that we might possibly ever need. I don't know how I stood the constant clutter in our last 600 sq ft apartment! We had stuff from wall to wall.
What I took away from Crystal Payne's "Clear the Clutter" challenge is that anything you don't like, use, or need should be ruthlessly gotten rid of, by whatever means necessary.
Craigslist is becoming one of my good friends as I sell and get rid of stuff. I'm getting to know the good people at Goodwill's drop-off point.
And you know what else? I haven't missed those things one bit! Nor have I found a time that I needed them.