Congrats tweva on finishing that project. A ways back I cleaned out my in-laws place that they had lived in for 49 years, and he was quite the pack rat. The lesson was not lost on us and so when we sold our last place we did a major tossing so as to make it easier on the kids when its their turn to clean our our stuff.
On the flying thing, now with ebola and an astoundingly incompetent CDC I am even more glad I stopped flying altogether 7 years ago after a particularly miserable flight. Said I’m never flying again, that if I can’t drive there I’m not going, and I’ve stuck to that resolution.