Are you thinking of creating a full-time RV lifestyle? With that decision comes all sorts of actions to take to make sure you get on the road successfully. One of the actions is downsizing. Downsizing can be overwhelming and leave you not even knowing where to start.
Maybe coming up this year you are wanting to make the transition to full-time. It's all really exciting to think of the life of freedom and travel you can create for yourself.
But between that decision and the life waiting for you on the road is the monumental task of deciding what to do with all your stuff! There are so many decisions to make and every other decision hinges on this one.
Is if your turn to downsize? If so are you ready to conquer the task? Stay tuned because we have some tips for getting started on this task.
Is it Your Turn to Downsize to a Full-time RV Life?
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Get In The Right Mindset
Your mindset it the most important part of your full-time transition. With out it you can't make the proper decisions that help you end up where you want to be.
Downsizing is no different. Getting rid of your stuff is just plain hard! But you have to remember why you want to do it in order to make it successfully to the other side.
This is one of the keys to downsizing. Constantly reminding yourself of that you are letting go to make space for something better! You don't want your things to hold you back from creating a life you love!
Get in the right mindset and focus on why you doing this in the first place. It will make all the difference.
Where the Streets wander
“When you let go, you make space for something better!”
Create a Downsizing Plan of Attack
To get started downsizing, you need a plan. You can't just willy nilly pack boxes and put things into storage or get rid of them with out knowing what you will need and what you can live without.
Things to consider:
- When do you need to have this task completed by?
- When will you work on this task among all the other things you have to do?
Making a plan of attack and scheduling time to work on your downsizing tasks is the best place to start. You don't' want to downsize too quickly and live in an empty house but if you drag it out too long, you can lose motivation and get lost in the overwhelm.
A plan will help you know what to do next, and keep you moving forward to the goal of a full-time RV life.
Where the Streets wander
"As you downsize, remember you are trading stuff for memories!"
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Get Rid of Your Stuff
As you have probably already know, you can't have everything inside your RV. You are going to have to get rid of things.
The quicker you can process your stuff (decide what to do with it), the easier if will be to downsize the sentimental stuff.
Build up your resource list of where to donate, sell or trash the stuff you won't be taking with you into the RV.
So is it your turn to downsize? It doesn't have to be as hard as it seems. Start with these strategies and then join us in our next Full-time RV Workshop where where you will have an opportunity to get complete strategy for downsizing for FREE!
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