Err… I think we have too much stuff

When we originally talked about living in Airbnbs, I pictured this whimsical life of travel, each bringing just a single bag of belongings; and maybe a ball for Lola. Holy shit was I wrong!

Thanks to our good friend Mel (Hi Mel 👋), we have a storage container filled with “essential items” like a 50kg boxing bag that stands on three legs and a ridiculous fascinator that somewhat resembles the Sydney Opera house (Corina wore it to the horse races once).

Even with the storage unit, we couldn’t fit our lives into a single car load, let alone a single bag. A few weeks ago Corina mentioned a quote she’d read about only keeping the things that “sparked joy”. If it didn’t spark joy then you should let it go. Well it turns out we have enough sparks to fuel the joy of a hundred thousand children at Disneyland.

Here’s the list of joyful items we’ve taken with us, any suggestions on which ones should be culled?

Shared Stuff:

  • 2 x Pillows
  • 1 x Doona
  • 1 x Cold brew coffee machine
  • 1 x Nespresso Machine
  • 2 x Large Ice cube trays
  • 1 x Cheese board
  • 1 x Bottle opener
  • 1 x Blender
  • 1 x Set of chefs Knives
  • 1 x A few coat hangers
  • 2 x Laundry bags (complete with dirty laundry)
  • 1 x Chocolate Labrador (Lola)

Corina’s stuff:

  • 15 Pairs of socks
  • 15 Pairs of underwear
  • 8 Pairs of jeans
  • 25 x T-shirts and singlets
  • 5 x Jumpers
  • 6 x Jackets
  • A shitload of activewear
  • 18 pairs of shoes
  • 1 x Laptop
  • 1 x Box of cosmetics and various beauty products
  • 1 x Beach towel & beach bag
  • 4 pairs of shorts
  • 1 x Skirt
  • 4 x Dresses
  • 2 x Jumpsuits
  • 5 x Pairs of swimmers
  • 3 x Handbags
  • 3 x Scarves
  • 4 x Beanies
  • 1 Pair of shorts that she swears she’ll fit back into one day… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Jay’s Stuff:

  • 1 x Snowboard & Snow Gear
  • 1 Pair of Ice skates
  • 1 x Suit
  • 2 x Business shirts
  • 19 Pairs of Socks
  • 14 Pairs of Jocks
  • 16 Pairs of Shoes
  • 4 x Jackets
  • 5 Pairs of Pants
  • 16 x T-shirts
  • 1 x Toiletries bag
  • 4 x Packets of chocolate
  • 7 Pairs of Shorts
  • 9 x Singlets
  • 1 x Retro Pie
  • 2 x Laptops
  • 1 x iPad
  • 1 x Standup desk

Lola’s stuff:

  • 1 x Bed
  • 2 x Bowls
  • 1 x Huge tin of food
  • 8 x Toys
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1 Comment

  1. Megan August 22, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I don’t think I even own that many clothes Rina! Cull some clothes! Hahaha

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