If one were to take it all, there would be no room for two humans and a small dog.
Clearly there are many different ways to live this life, and not all things go with all ways. How you plan to live is the first filter for wading through all the options. We were quickly able to move past the inflatable hot tub.
We are on a fixed-income and not wealthy, so the cost of some things took them off the list without much more than a look at prices. Many "toys" were in this group. We can revisit the Seadoos, ATVs, drones, and watercraft when our lottery numbers pay off.
Finally, once the purging of the S&B was over, I swore I would avoid accumulating things. With the exception of a few medical supplies and a good size toolbox, we brought almost no "just in case" items. I'm already eyeing things we haven't used in a month for possible unloading.
Still, there are things we saved to bring along, or purchased specifically for our new home. We kept a Wish List on Amazon for the family to make Christmas and birthday gift buying easy for the last couple years.
Not in order of preference, these are some things I'm glad we brought:
- collapsible, silicone kitchen items (colander,
- carousel of plastic food containers that all use the same lids
- our favorite nap blankets
- storage cube footstool (goes on bed while traveling)
- 5x7 area rug for the living area (joins footstool while traveling)
- camp toaster for the gas burner
- outdoor chairs from Garner Mountain (rocker,
Garner Mtn chairs
- wire baskets to hold shampoo, etc. in shower (with the strong, locking suction cups they never budge)
- LED night light in living area
- broom (even with the in-house vac, I use it all the time)
- ear plugs
- soft-sided boxes with lids for clothes
Easy access bedroom storage
- spring rods for the refrigerator shelves (don't let anyone tell you they aren't necessary)
- personal pieces that make it home
|Textile art from DENY.com|
Are there things you're glad you brought along?