Living full time in my rv is an ongoing adventure in down sizing. There is a limited amount of storage space and rig weight is an important safety issue. If I stay parked a month or more it seems things start to accumulate.

Down sizing? Here are a few questions to ask.

1. Does it add value that I can identify?

2. Am I keeping this just-in-case something occurs? Is this a duplicate? Duplicates are often the “just in case” option.

3. Is it digital clutter? I steady have to manage digital clutter.

4. Are these photos and papers really important? Are they still important if they once were important? I no longer print photos and I regularly toss out papers.

5. Is this trash? Is it damaged? The seemingly never ending flow of trash requires attention from the source to the home. I try to select less trash at the store. I feel the need to reduce the incoming flow.

6. If it no longer fits it needs to go.

7. Is this for an abandoned hobby or past phase?Recently I tried to toss my small collection of leather pieces. I just couldn’t do it this time. It’s a past phase. I have some jewelry making supplies that need to go too.

8. Has this items useful life expired? I’ve been culling my clothes. Some are showing their age: really faded or tattered or maybe holes in them.

9. Does this make me feel worse?

Some things are conflicted. Tools and coats are “just in case” items but still add value. More than one shirt is helpful. Spare batteries. Necessary.

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