I enjoyed the article. It validates a lot fo what I've been doing during my multi-year long decluttering projects. Define what it is the space is needed for, eliminate what I don't need or no longer use and have a reason for everything I keep.
I want to express my appreciation for this article. It has helped me make a paradigm shift in how I declutter. Now, in addition to asking myself, “Does it spark joy?” I ask myself, “Why do I need to keep this?” Very often the answer is that I do not need it [anymore]. It also allows me to keep certain things with greater peace of mind. I am clearing out the stuff from my parents’ house.