That means... tidying up, putting things away, taking things apart, etc.
In recent years, I have slowly come to the realization that the 30 glorious years, as they are called over here, resulted in, and are still resulting in, a phenomenal amount of accumulation of all kinds.
Objects, both cheap and expensive.
Mementos. Photographs, old ones, most often stuffed into a shoe box and passed on with little or no identification or explanation.
Our ancestors didn't have to worry about these kinds of problems because they just didn't have all of our STUFF. Most of their clothes fit into ONE armoire ; maybe two or three dresses for everyday, and Sunday best, that was it.
A physical law, Thai : the MORE stuff you have, the MORE time you have to spend finding a place for it, and putting it away.
And we are faced with... our parents' considerable accumulation (mine are both dead, so I have accumulated inheritance, which has advantages and disadvantages...) in addition to our own.
When I landed over here, in Froggy country, I took a cold shower : I had to condense all of my already too considerable STUFF into dimensions that were much more reduced than American ones. This was, and still IS, incredibly painful.
Americans spread out. Europeans... can't, you know. Not even really in the country, where things are nevertheless easier.
Another cold shower. When you move into a French house, generally speaking, it is EMPTY. Like, I mean empty. No cabinets, no appliances, no convenience, no nothing. And since the French STILL do not move around the way the Americans do, I took another cold shower realizing that my parents' moves every six years or so ensured that major repairs NEVER needed to be done, so... I never learned how to do them.
Well, these days "décroissance" is looking better and better. Fewer things.
That's not going to do the spendthrift economy any good, is it ? LOL