Do you have too much storage space?
I’m serious. Do you have junk everywhere simply because there is empty space to put it? This happens to empty nesters frequently. Your home has less people in it and that can be sad. Sometimes you choose to fill the empty and quiet space with things so that you don’t have to feel the sadness. It’s okay to have empty space and it’s okay to feel the sadness.
It’s also okay to fill the empty space. Just be sure to be thoughtful about how you fill it. And it certainly doesn’t have to be as full as it was before.