The Romans had the right idea, if just a little dangerous. They took the stuff they no longer wanted or needed and tossed out the window new years eve night. Walking the streets then was a challenge but the tossers felt good.
I don't recommend that approach to letting go. There are other ways to sift through what you have and determine what you love, what you must have and what you are now ready to relinquish.
Starting the new year with a little less can be liberating and it provides a opportunity to feel more control of your space.
So think about the Romans but no need to do like the Romans!
Hello with a smile to 2020.