I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my space. Not the social networking website, but the space where I spend most of my time when I’m not at work.

Basically, I like things neat, tidy, and clutter-free. I honestly don’t understand hoarders, people who surround themselves with junk that is never used or even seen because it’s not easy to find or get to. Not to be mean, but it’s a fact that compulsive hoarders are mentally ill.

So, back to my space. I’m not a minimalist, but I tend to lean that way. Maybe one day I will reach minimalist status. At least once a year, I will go though drawers, closets, and cupboards and get rid of things I haven’t used in the last 12 months or so. This is my way of keeping life simple and organized. I usually make four piles as I’m going though things:
1) Things to keep.
2) Things to sell.
3) Things to give away.
4) Garbage.
That’s my system. It works for me.

Why have I been thinking about my space so much lately? Well, I’ve been reading stories and how-to’s about people who sell their home, buy an RV, and hit the road with only the things truly necessary to live comfortably in that lifestyle. No excess, no clutter, just what is necessary. For some reason, this idea really appeals to me. I first heard about “Full Time RVers” about 15 years ago, and I was fascinated with the idea. Eventually, I decided it was un-realistic (for me, at that time in my life) and gave up on the idea.

A few months ago, I was thinking about what I would do if I had to grab a few things as quickly as possible and get out of the city. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a fully stocked and ready to go RV, Van, or Pickup w/Camper for just such an emergency? Or maybe even to live in, to live a simpler and less expensive lifestyle. How cool would that be?

Anyways, here are three websites where I found tons of info about this sort of thing. Check them out if you’re interested.


Your thoughts, ideas, and comments are always welcome.

Now go take on the day!

Peace, out.

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  1. Hi Duane,
    I'm waiting for the collapse of civilisation before I get a camper van, as I don't have a driving licence or money :-)
    I think it's the way to go if you can live with the minimum. The word 'mortgage' apparently comes from the french for 'Death Grip'. The bankers keep you in one when you take on a Mortgage.

  2. Hi Jeff,
    Thanks for your comment. I agree with you, a mortgage is like a death grip. And all the expensese that go along with owning a home, utilites, maintenance, and the damn lawn work. LOL It just never ends!

  3. I know what you mean. Where I live we have brush fires. I have a list sitting on my desk of everything to grab. When the firetrucks come rolling by screaming "Imminent danger! You must evacuate!" I go down the list. No way I could afford an RV. As for thinning out my belongings, about once every 20 years somebody breaks into the house and does it for me.

  4. Hi Lizzy,
    At least you have a plan and it works for you. That's great. As far as people breaking in and taking your stuff, THAT SUX! I hope it never happens again!