In 1972 my wife and I moved from North Carolina to Kansas. We loaded all our stuff in a '68 Ford Fairlane station wagon with a 5x8 Uhaul trailer. In 1984 we (wife, three kids, one dog, two cats) moved back to NC. We threw away a ton of stuff, but still filled a Mayflower semi. And we threw away a ton of stuff as we unpacked. Now we're looking at downsizing for retirement. If anyone needs five tons of stuff, let me know.