Two weeks ago while discussing how to invest your travel (and other) savings, I mentioned an account where I invested the proceeds of the sale of everything I owned prior to traveling.
When I made the decision to travel full-time, I didn’t know how long it would last (or even where I’d begin). So although I didn’t want any “stuff” tying me down to a specific location, I also wanted to ensure I’d always have the ability to set up shop again wherever I chose to hang my hat.
And what better money to use for getting and furnishing a new home, than the proceeds of my old home!
So then I was off to the task of actually getting rid of all my crap.
It was a multi-pronged process that involved selling through my personal network, local online networks like Craig’s List, garage sales, and eventually donating the rest to appropriate charities.
There are many ways of sorting through and selling your stuff, and luckily, a few helping hands out there to help you through the process as well.
Here are a couple of resources you might find useful:
How to Get Rid of All Your Crap (a detailed explanation of how I did it)
How to Sell Your Crap: A Book Review and Tips (for anybody who has stuff to get rid of and wants to make a little cash while they’re at it)