One of my favorite parts of getting rid of the excess is getting rid of the containers that excess once lived in. Storage is BIG business these days. We have entire stores devoted to ways to organize our crap, not to mention the ridiculous number of self-storage companies popping up everywhere. We have bigger houses to house all our crap. Our cars sit in the driveway because the garage is full of stuff we can't stuff into the house. So many houses are being built with 3- and 4-car garages just so there's maybe room for the actual car too. I try not to think about the amount of money I spent on my small storage unit for the 3+ years I was away from the NW and my stuff was here waiting for my return. I'm on my way to never needing one again though. How much of your living space are you giving up to storing items you don't need?
Four plastic baskets that used to hold items in my bathroom and a couple craft organizers that are no longer needed. I really do think this is my favorite type of clutter to see leaving my home. =)