When we redid our basement, all of my stuff went in to semi permanent storage
Earlier this year I probably had around 16-18 Rubbermaid Totes full of stuff consiting mainly of:
Simpsons (3 tubs)
Other Figures (1 tub)
M.A.S.K. (2 tubs)
LOTR (1 tub)
Marvel (1 tub)
Kubricks and Minimates (1 tub)
Star Wars Vehicles, Beasts and Playsets (2 Tubs)
Star Wars Loose 3-3/4 Figures (5 tubs)
Plus one of those Kitchen Pantry Things full of Carded/Boxed stuff and a few shelves full of similar
I think I've succesfully got it down to around 13 tubs...
I'm not sure what I'll do with everything yet. I've been thinking of selling the Simpsons, I've been thinking of selling the M.A.S.K. and I've also thought about selling large portions of the 3-3/4 stuff. Who really needs 18 Darth Vaders? Who needs 13 Luke X-Wing pilots for customs I'll never get to do?
I know I could use the money for our new house. I know our new house will probably not have all of the hidden storage spots that the old one seemed to have
Of the stuff I have sold, say last year, for the most part it was turned right back around for new stuff. Lately, I haven't done that, its been going to our bank account and I feel a lot more satisfied by doing that.
So, long story short, I think I've finally started to kick the habit a little. And its a good thing to me. I think I'll collect the 3-3/4" stuff until the cows come home. But I think the idea of buying vehicles and beasts and other stuff has long been extinguished. So has completionism for the most part.
If my kids dig the Sesame Street Line (I still haven't opened the Grover I got yet)...I think I'll get into that. Marvel Legends and LOTR isn't really doing it for me too much anymore. Simpsons is dead.
All of the nagging and complaining from my wife probably finally got to me, plus the accident and everything that has happened this year. Its been a time of much soul searching and reflection and I feel good doing what I have been doing.
The only real downside to thinning the herd is the time involved in doing so. It takes so much dang time to sell stuff around the boards and on eBay. I hate doing it...but I'm also starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel