Minimalism might be all the rage in your fancy home design magazines, but most Americans aren’t willing to part with their stuff.

According to a new survey conducted for SpareFoot by Wakefield Research, 76 percent of Americans say their home should have everything they may need or want, compared to 24 percent who said they are fine with just the essentials.

Despite the rapid adoption of digital photography, respondents said that photos and photo albums would be the most difficult items to part with, followed by paper files and books.

When it comes to actually parting with stuff, their is a major generation divide in how we go about it. Millennials are much more likely to sell their belongings online at 78 percent, compared to just 32 percent of baby boomers. Garage sales remain the most popular method of selling unwanted items.

Check out the infographic below to learn more about the intersection between minimalism, moving and downsizing:

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Alexander Harris