Now that I am officially an unemployed hobo, I was getting the trailer ready to roll towards Georgia. I couldn’t help but think back to when it all began. We were selling everything we owned and moving from a 1500 square foot or so house into a less than 400 square foot RV. We had to be very objective and practical when deciding what to keep. We had to think about whether or not we wanted to put a lot of stuff into one of those big storage units, or if we wanted to just get rid of everything and not look back. For us, the answer was simple. While the things we owned had a lot of sentimental value for us, they certainly weren’t priceless things that couldn’t be replaced.
What was right for us, though, may not be right for everyone. We have met several people along the way who did opt for storing their things with a self storage company, but the things they had were things that they couldn’t replace. They had antiques, grandma’s silverware and china, and large tools they didn’t want to get rid of but certainly wouldn’t fit in their RV.
Now that we are looking at buying another house this winter, we’ll be looking for things to furnish it with. We won’t be buying new stuff for the house, except for a couple of matching recliners and a mattress for the bed. (some things just hafta be new, ya know?) We’ll be going to estate sales, thrift stores, yard sales, and places like that, looking for just the right piece to make our new home livable but recycled. Can’t wait to start looking!