First thing's first, we've freecycled 50% of our kitchenware and 50% of our books (neither of which even touched the stuff we ever use or read). Now I remember what a headache freecycling is!
magstphil, Thanks for the link to the little brown dress project, that's pretty inspirational vis a vis simple living. This may be an unsimple thought, but depending on the accessories, I could consider that lifestyle.
Ultimately, my simplicity goal is to reduce my personal effects until they can comfortably fit inside the blanket chest I inherited. Since I am the shopper in the family, reducing the overall stuff burden of the household is simply a matter of not replacing things as they wear out.