54 books, 26 shirts, 11 pairs of pants and shorts, 14 pairs of underwear

Could you do this? Erik Benson has whittled his possessions down to “…92 CDs, 54 books, 26 shirts, 11 pairs of pants and shorts, 14 pairs of underwear, 10 pairs of socks, 4 sweaters, 1 coat, 1 suit, 1 tie, 1 belt, and 1 pair of sentimental suspenders.”
Even assuming he has another 10 boxes of stuff, such as photo albums, hockey skates, and etc (which he may not), this shows incredible discipline(not to mention asceticism).
Being incurably attached to my grandmother’s wedding china, my ten years of journals in notebook form (HS and college), and a small collection of American art pottery picked up when I lived in Ohio, I am impressed at Erik going through this exercise. I throw out and pare down 3X a year, but would have to think about my life differently to get down to this small an amount, which is exactly the point.