Most of us carry around a lot of possessions and things we don't really need. It became patently evident to me that I had too much 'stuff' when I moved into a 3 storey walk up unit. Suddenly I gave thought to what I actually *needed* .... Believe me, you consider this if you have to climb 3 flights of stairs every time you come home.
At least I didn't have this much stuff in my garage!
So, what needed to go? Well, to be perfectly honest with you, I stored a lot of stuff in my garage, until finally, it was time to move yet again. I took a deep breath and released (or gave back to the rightful owners). It was like a breath of fresh air. My full trailer load became 2/3rd full as I bade farewell to things I hadn't used or no longer needed.
I read somewhere that we wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time. That rang true for me, so the next job was emptying my wardrobe and selecting the quality items that I still wore (and still fitted!). Op shops on the coast suddenly experienced a wave of bags from one happy letting - goer.
It's not always practical for people to get rid of ALL their stuff, or even all their furniture like I did. I choose to live as free as I can for a while and that may change in the future. At present, it's a nice feeling to know I can simply pack up my stuff and move without too much hassle. I have met people who travel with all their belongings in their car preferring to be free to move about.
I remember reading about a lady called Peace Pilgrim, who relinquished all her possessions to travel around America, taking the opportunity as it transpired to talk about peace. Her story was a simple one, her life even simpler. I find people like this truly inspirational and their message pertinent to the busy hectic lives most of us live. Keep it simple and remember, the best things in life aren't things....