Erika, I am having the same clutter-clearing experience due to a move (next week) and downsizing by 500 sq ft. It is exhausting and freeing. I have simplified my wardrobe also. I have gratefully reached an age in life where I can wear what I please and ignore the opinions of others. I have assumed the persona of the funky older lady with great passion and wit.
Cudos to you for being smart at a younger age and realizing that things just wear you down, weigh you down, and add quantity not quality to your years.