Sorry for the lack of posts these last few days, school has been crazy, and it turns out moving out of a six person apartment is more work than we all expected.
It seems like we somehow managed to accumulate more and more things this year. Yesterday I was helping one of my roommates pack her room and she kept stumbling across things she didn't even know she had. She had an entire plastic bin (large enough for me to comfortably fit in) of clothes from high school that wouldn't even come close to fitting her now. She is known for holding onto things for years, and we finally got her to let go most of her unused things from high school and freshman year.
We have all been putting forth a serious effort to cut back on our stuff, and not having to carry it up and down the stairs while moving out is a huge incentive. In the last four days alone we have donated more than five 30 gallon trash bags full of clothes and other usable items. It has turned into a game where we try our best to fill the donate bags and boxes as quickly as possible so we can take it downstairs to a donation location set up by SCU. We cheer and high five every time we fill a bag, and it makes it feel even better to clear our clutter.