Stuff means that in your absence during your worldwide travels you need someone to take care of all of your stuff. That can mean watering, dusting, checking on or collecting. Or of course it could mean paying for storage. Sure a lot of the stuff is pretty but do I really need it especially if I'm not home to see or use it?
With this realization I have decided to start downsizing and simplifying by dematerializing. I have eliminated unnecessary magazine subscriptions and junk mail being delivered by snail mail to my house. I have eliminated live plants that need watering, pruning and attention. I have started to get rid and sell endless knickknacks that need constant dusting. (selling that stuff also gives me more money for travel!)
I haven't got a lot accomplished yet but somehow even with the small steps that I've taken I feel an increased sense of freedom.
Now I'm not saying that I'm ready to put all of my worldly goods into a backpack and a duffel (my cat would hate that) but I already feel as if a partial burden has been lifted from my life.