This is how much stuff I just cleaned out of my closet to be given away or sold at a garage sale.
How on earth does one acquire so much stuff?
Some of the things I am finally giving away are clothes from my freshman year of high school. Just craziness.
After getting rid of all that. My closet looks like this.
And this. Pretty full still.
I got the urge to purge after our trip to California. It was mostly a road trip and my husband Peter and I got to talking about how we really need to travel more and how are we gonna prioritize our life so that traveling takes top priority.
We have a pipe dream of buying an RV and traveling the country. Getting rid of all our worldly possessions down to the very bare minimum and just going. Once we really started day dreaming, I looked around my house and thought, well, none of this could go with us in an RV. Do I really need this? Do I really love this?
Once my perspective changed about what was really needed, I realized that it’s nothing. As long as I have my family, I am happy. I don’t need nice furniture or a big house, or trendy clothes. I just want to live simply and not get caught up in This American Life.
Peter and I always considered ourselves not your average American family, we have always tried to keep our consumption down, but we are ready to take it to the next level. Peel away another layer.
Owning my perfect house has been really good for me, don’t get me wrong. I love my neighborhood and the opportunities it gives Penelope. It’s been really healing for me to nest and try out this kind of life. But at the end of the day, and now that Penelope is actually here, I think it’s not for me. Peter and I both have such independent, sprited personalities. Being tied down to a mortgage is not the best thing for our family right now.
Not sure what the plan is, but anyway, just wanted to share. Whether we move to a smaller house or get an RV, we for sure, are going to be buying less stuff.
Do you feel like you own too much stuff?