CO, what a great reminder. Thanks for finding the article and posting it for us!
I too am in the process of going for quality over quantity. I've been on a quest for a long time to simplify and only keep those things around me that I absolutely love. I've a long way to go but I am on the journey. Many of the article points are common sense, but when it comes to our belongings, sometimes emotions rule over common sense...at least for me anyway. Reminders like this help keep me on the journey to simplify.
Ficlite, could you request gift cards rather than things they think would make your life easier? That way, you could pick what you want, and they'd still have the satisfaction of having given you a gift.
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13