Preparing for Life on the Road

Downsizing is way more difficult than it seems! But required for life on the road.
You’d think we couldn’t acquire so many things when we’ve moved five times in less than four years…but somehow we did!

Between having a yard sale, selling things on Craigslist, donating things, and storing a few things at our parent’s houses, we still found our storage close to maxed!

We love the arts and the outdoors, so there were some things we just couldn’t bear to leave behind. Dana needed her skis, snowboard, photography gear, and craft bin; while Donnie needed his fishing and hunting gear, plus his metal detector and guitars. That in addition to our snowshoes, bikes, tents and backpacking gear – space was quickly filling!
And let us not forget Solomon’s extensive toy collection, saddle bags, food, and other accessories.

One thing we would have done different is started purging sooner. Putting things on Craigslist sooner and having more signs and advertising for our Yard Sale – since it always seems you put in so much effort for small return. We also found so many more things to sell as we really began packing; things we really wish we had found prior to our yard sale.

Our Semi-successful Yard Sale!

Our Semi-successful Yard Sale!

Moving things from room to room so we could paint the walls was not fun....!

Moving things from room to room so we could paint the walls was not fun….!


So much packing and organizing!!

So much packing and organizing!!

Ahhhh!! Stressfullllll!!

Ahhhh!! Stressfullllll!!

Next Page: New York


About sollybear23

I'm a 4 year old St. Bernard that has officially lived in 4 states, but been to over 25 in my short life. This is a blog about my newest adventure on wheels!

Posted on September 14, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. We so enjoyed meeting you and having you spend a little time with us at Desert Rose Winery. We hope you’ll stop in again during your travels. Just so you know, we got the last vineyard picked (finally) just before the first frost of the season hit. All is well in the wine world and it’s all happily perking away in the barrel room. We wish you safe travels and hugs to all, especially King Solomon.
    Cheers, Linda & Bob Claymier

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    • It was so great meeting you as well! One of the highlights of our trip!! Bummed we didn’t get to pick grapes, but maybe next time we’ll plan it better!! Wish we would have had more time to stay longer!
      And I have pictures to send you and post here…I’ll shoot you a message when they’re up!!
      Great to hear from you!


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