We're selling our
apartment, selling all our stuff, and leaving England behind to
travel the world indefinitely. This means taking minimalism to the
next level, since we'll only take with us those few possessions
that will fit into two bags that we can fly with. To help with the
task of getting rid of so much, I've created an inventory of
everything that I own. This is a useful tool that I first heard
about from the blog Man Vs
and read about in
Your Money or Your Life
I'm convinced that making an inventory of all your stuff can
benefit everyone, not just those who plan to sell it all as we
do. In this podcast episode, I explain some of the advantages
of making an inventory of your stuff. An inventory can help
- get an overview of what you own (most people have lost track of
all the stuff they have accumulated)
- identify the value of your possessions, as part of calculating
your net worth.
- develop a more conscious ownership of your stuff, so that you
can get rid of all the clutter that you are not using.
- make money by selling what you don't need.
I used a dedicated application called Home
to create my inventory. In the podcast I suggest some
of the useful things you can do if you use a database or dedicated