What to do with All That Crap

We live in a 450sq ft apartment. Our largest living space ever was 900sq ft which we moved out of because it felt too big.

We rent our apartment. We didn’t own a car until 5 years into our marriage.

All this to say, we don’t have a lot of stuff!

After a lot of hemming and hawing, we decided to give up our (amazing) apartment instead of subletting it out and moving back in after our six month hiking hiatus. This provides us total freedom after the trail….

But it does mean all our crap has to go into a storage unit while we are gone.

The Great Book Purge of 2017

Because we are boxing up all our stuff, it makes sense to go through it. Once most of your possessions fit in a 60 liter pack, things don’t seem so important any more. These are all the books we’ve donated so far. This weekend I plan to go through my clothes (did I really need 4 different colors of a t shirt I’ve never worn? Why????).

It feels great to accomplish something rather than playing the waiting game (73 more days…) with the nice bonus that our storage unit will be smaller and thus less expensive.


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