When we left home in September, we had downsized substantially and we left behind everything we thought we could do without. Gone was all the furniture. Donated were all the movies and books we no longer needed (or wanted). We made several trips to Goodwill and, unfortunately, the land fill. We had a garage sale (with little success) and tried to give away as much as possible.
We are four months in, and we are realizing that we still are carrying too much stuff. We don’t have a home for everything and it gets frustrating being in a small space and having to step over “stuff” that’s laying on the floor. Some of it is easy to part with (extra clothing) some of it not (books) but downsize we must.
We are also constantly reorganizing and trying out different ways to pack things and have made some improvements there as well. But we constantly ask ourselves if we need this widget and are evaluating the usage of space.
The other day we spent some time cleaning and reorganizing our trailer. We were getting overwhelmed with the clutter that was accumilating and the narrow path we had to get from one end to the other. We didn’t get rid of much, just made some better use of the space we have. It is truly amazing how something so small can be so burdensome.
We acquired some “stuff” over Christmas that we still need to integrate into our lives and we are continually evaluating the usefulness of everything we have. Soon there will be a trip to a donation centre and the cycle will begin anew.