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Date: 10 April 2015. Black Bag Freedom.
Guest author Steven of vanabodingwithsteve.blogspot.com

This piece is for The Writer's Block. It's written by an online associate. We were talking about various ways of getting rid of the accumulated Stuff. Clutter seems to grow exponentially when one settles in a place for any length of time. Steven's plan is detailed in this article.

He writes: When began my “minimalist” endeavor I decided to put anything that I wasn’t currently using into a large plastic bag (dark black so I couldn’t see inside of it) Then, after about 4-6 months, if I found that I hadn’t thought “oh rats, I needed that and went and got it out, I simply donated the entire bag (without re-opening it) and never looked back.

Some things I even just threw away into the dumpster outside…again, without looking into the bag. I guess it comes down to what is important in your life because when you stop and think about it, it is all “just stuff.”

Stuff gets in the way when you are trying to free yourself from the things that are
tying you down and Stuff in your life really isn’t necessary to enjoy the freedom you seek.

Once I made all of the decisions I needed to make I found that I could live quite comfortably on what remained and it wasn’t much. A few clothes, cleaning materials, bed, food and gas money in my pocket.

Even on boats we have trash runs...

Stuff accrues and must be dealt with. J.

Steven continues: I hit the road and never looked back. It was exciting and a little scary at the same time but it is also that I wanted to do for 20 years as I finished up my work career and all that held me back.

I don’t regret it for one moment and hope that you’ll be able to just let go of all the Stuff in your life and move on down the road.

Happy Trails.

© Steven of vanabodingwithsteve.blogspot.com

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