I think part of what is helping is that I've been downsizing for 6-7 years now. I live in 980 sq ft in Maui (although it also has a two car garage which sure helps with storage). My move back to Oregon will consist of two suitcases. Maybe just one, as I am already talking myself out of moving some items.
Because I am renting Maui "furnished" and to a great friend, I don't have to pack and ship or sell everything before I go. She has a two year lease and we'll just take it from there. She's excited to have a garage, 600 feet of beautiful lanai with landscaping in pots with their own watering system and a wonderland of tiny lights.
(I am in bedroom 3)
I'm looking forward to getting back my adjustable KING size bed and keeping my clothes and possessions to the bare minimum (as I have in Maui ... I still use just "my" side of the closet). I'm planning on IKEA floor to ceiling bookshelves and I will use baskets as drawers for folded items, and carry-alls with my bathroom items (I'm sharing with two little boys). Hopefully I will find two drawer file cabinets to use as night stands.
I will get to invite one little man at a time for a "sleep over".
Each purchase is made with great deliberateness. Clothes, shoes, cookbooks, and a good thing that when we get to a certain we don't "need" much stuff.
Stay tuned for updates!