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.
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