So let's say, for the sake of argument, everyone is on board with doing away with every unnecessary item in their life. Now what? Is it enough to have a mega garage sale or is it something deeper than that?
Personally, I think it is much deeper than that. If we miss it, yearn for it, still want it or "struggle" without it, then have we truly grasped the concept of less is more?
Here is our personal example that only scrapes the surface. Because of our "stuff" we had to pay a price. The price was high. It entailed being away from home to work at jobs that enabled us to pay for all of the stuff. it also included having a home big enough to put all of the stuff in. In fact, when we bought a large home years ago, we didn't have enough stuff so some rooms looked empty...so there we went, buying stuff to fill it. Then there was the being tied to the house, because things break down and need repair (more money). Then let us not forget the upkeep - like the lawn and cleaning this monstrosity. To go to our separate jobs we needed more than one vehicle - double insurance, car repairs and one had a car payment (keep on working, keep on working).
So for us, though we are not the pristine example of less is more, when we decided to walk away from it all (yes, we sold it all, got rid of the house, cars, etc.) it was for a clear purpose - to be able to do more with less. We knew that if we didn't have such obligation to our things, we would actually have MORE freedom, MORE time, MORE laughter instead of stress. We willingly let it all go because we knew WE WOULD BE MORE WITH LESS!