Moving makes you really consider what you need and what to purge. Fortunately, from all of our moves, the purge pile is actually pretty small. We are on a constant search to simplify our lives of clutter, and moving has made that much easier. We did a huge purge of furniture when we moved from CO to Nashville. Now, as we look to move back, there really is not much furniture I feel we "need" to get rid of. I still have in my mind, those lists of furniture pieces I would be fine with seeing gone, or those that we absolutely need. It feels good, though, to know that we have just what we need. It also feels good not to feel emotionally attached to furniture. It is a very freeing feeling!
While the writer of this article may be going a bit extreme, I think it's great to approach furniture like this. It makes you really consider if you "need" it. Here are some the pieces of furniture she said you don't "need" (my thoughts in italics):