Posted by Matt | London Life, Moving, United Kingdom | 5
October 17, 2012
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OH man, I so feel your pain with this! Packing up is actually the worst (oh wait…no…contemplating your storage unit which you packed 5 years ago and clearly need NOTHING from is actually the worst!). Before we left the UK I played the Mins Game (read more here: http://www.naturallyleah.com/lifestyle/playing-mins-game/) which was actually a lifesaver – it cut down so much crap, and like you, we felt so much less stress and lighter by getting rid of it all. Now having travelled for nearly a year with just backpacks (you get VERY good at throwing things out constantly) I am so keen to keep our lives to a minimalist form. Having your entire backpack stolen is also a very good way to cut down on crap, and it does make you realise it’s all just STUFF. You guys have done an amazing job, and in a month’s time you won’t even remember what your threw out/ donated/ got rid of.
Although I am sad for Sharkie. He was awesome.
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I already forget most of what I got rid of (save Sharky 🙁 ) and can definitely see us getting rid of more as we head out on the road. Stuff is just too stressful and I’m really looking forward to only have 1 bag to keep track of.
Since we moved into the motorhome, we’ve definitely minimalized. But into 2 bags??? – Gail would be wearing only jewelry since she couldn’t part with her one case of jewelry. woohoo!!
Hope you’re both feeling better now? I remember how much random stuff we got rid of when we leaving London too; your flat looks just like ours did! I also remember the nightmare of selling stuff on Gumtree, trying to haggle over how much a hand-mixer should cost! You’re nearly free though so focus on the amazing journey ahead – can’t wait to see how it goes!
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Thanks – we are definitely feeling better now. We’re in San Francisco and already quickly getting used to days filled of sightseeing and our biggest stress just being agreeing on a place to eat. We managed to get there in the end with our flat and actually got to enjoy the last few days in London too. We’ve still got a bit more downsizing to go to meet our next flight’s more stringent baggage sizing but hopefully it’ll be easier to get rid of things on the road! Hope you guys are enjoying being back home for a change 🙂
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