At first I started being picky, I'm not retired yet, so maybe I should hang on to this and that, but once I got going, I realized I needed to be ruthless. It got easier once I got in that frame of mind.
Dropped off the bags at the Salvation Army store, hopefully the clothes will find a good home. It is amazing how much stuff we've accumulated.
It is a two edged sword, having to get rid of things that we won't need on the road, clothes, furniture, electronics, tools, even a piano (we both play). But someday in the future (hopefully not too soon) we're going to need the stuff all over again.
So along with our plans to get ON the road, we're also planning on how to get OFF the road.
When that days comes, we hope to have found a nice area to live, close to or centrally located near some or all of our kids. We want a low cost of living, state income tax free state where it is mostly warm. Snow does not fit into the plans.
From here, things are a little fuzzy, buy, or rent? Snow Bird ? Should we store some furniture, or ditch it all and start over again? What about storage costs compared to re-purchasing? We'd be real interested in what you fulltime folks plan on doing when you shift gears someday.
One thing won't change, we will continue to RV, we'll of course downsize to a smaller RV, maybe a Class C with enough space to take a couple of grandkids with us for a summer trip or two. We won't need anything too big because it won't be for fulltime living. Just big enough to be comfortable.
So tonight I'm just thinking "out loud". During my military career, I learned that it is important to plan ahead and re-evaluate things every five years. Hopefully, after five years of fulltime traveling, we'll decide we like it and want to do it for another five years.
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