I've got some bad news for the guy, being a fellow packrat myself. When I was about his age, I had the misfortune of having a fire that destroyed about 90% of what I own. Within five years, I had all new crap to replace the old destroyed crap. It is very, very hard to live a possessionless life.
I understand how the guy feels, though. Sometimes I look around at all the crap I have and wonder what the fuck I need it all for, why the fuck I bother with it, and would I really miss it all that much if it were to vanish tomorrow.
There was a period when I was younger where it got so bad that I rented a storage unit just to store the crap that wouldn't fit in my apartment. A couple years later, having not even visited the damn thing, I gave away or sold all of it. I'd spent two years paying to store crap that I obviously did not need. Nonsensical!
Now my wife and I are contemplating building a garage because our house is not big enough to store all our crap. Same as it ever was...
This is k5. We're all tools - duxup