Howdy! Are you stressing or debating whether or not you need to bring “X” with you to full-time RV?
That’s SO easy to answer.
If you are questioning it, you DON’T need it! Trust me. I have thrown out about HALF of what I originally launched with.
I can show you what I have pitched. I took photos of most of the stuff I have given away, but not all of it.
Therefore, You likely will only see 3/4 of what I didn’t need.
I really should have my rig weighed again to see how much lighter it is. It has to be.
Here’s what I have pitched:
#1. Almost everything in this photo!
#2. A FULL-SIZE vacuum cleaner? 🤣
#3. My bike
#4. Extra clothes and hangers.
#5. This stuff.
#6. This stuff I had NO USE FOR whatsoever.
#7. Things I hardly touched
#8. Things that got harder to let go.
#9. BIG purge- stuff that I COULD use one day, but haven’t, so See Ya!
My cabinets and drawers have room in them now. Under my booth seats, it’s getting close to being empty. My TRUCK bed only has a gas tank, propane tanks, snow chains, my camping chairs, a jack, my portable generator and just a few other things.
There’s ROOM in there. Plenty of it. I want to eventually get a shorter rig, and that’s what I am moving towards. The lighter the load, the smaller of a rig I can fit into. The less gas I use. The less I have to worry about the weight of my rig. The more water I can carry to a site because I don’t have to worry about my total weight.
Besides all of that, it FEELS good. I know how to find things much faster and easier.
I know because they are not buried among other stuff I don’t need. I still have a ways to go.
It is NOT an easy process, nor can most do it overnight. I have been doing it since I started selling and giving away all the STUFF from my house to get it in rental condition.
That started in October of 2014. I just went back there in October of 16 and got rid of even more.
I left it a little furnished in case I wanted to come back. I sold:
A queen bed with side tables
2 dressers and lamps.
My paddleboat. (Well, I think the lady just took it actually. We’ll see if I get a check in the mail. Haven’t so far)
I also got rid of this extra stuff from my shed:
It’s not like I have been collecting as I go. I RARELY buy anything these days. Food, propane and gas are mostly what I buy.
Well, that’s about it. I still have makeup, books and maybe a few more shoes and clothes that I can get rid of. For now, they don’t take up much room and don’t weigh much so I am not in any rush.