Our miniature mobile mansion (travel trailer) will be arriving soon. Even though much uncertainty revolves around its temporary parking place, I am anticipating the peace and clarity that will roll into town with it. Over the past few months, many unwanted items have departed from our current dwelling, despite their exit, it still feels cluttered. I don’t know if the size of the house contributes to the level of anxiety or if we still have way too much stuff. I feel the latter is the issue as I scan the remaining contents of our home.
I know what lurks in the cabinets, hides in the closets and fills the remaining boxes that are leftover. Those items will be useful to someone, but my motivation to part with them is on sabbatical. I need to feel useful and accomplished, but I am totally exhausted! I have a lot of tasks that are awaiting completion while I sit here and ponder the unpacking of my current suitcase from my last out of town adventure. Its the old triangle of I need to get on task so I will feel mentally better, but then when I finish I don’t feel physically better, I feel dog-tired. That alone is my downfall.
We are starting a list of things we use frequently in the next three weeks, so we know what to take to the trailer. So far I have used a pizza cutter, a small saucepan, a bowl, silverware, plates, and a plastic storage container. Later in the day when I cook dinner I will add to the list. I’m debating on how many clothes I can get by with. I have already completed Project 333 but that probably is more clothes than I will need as will be wearing uniforms four or five days a week. I had also given thought to stick with the 33 items, but store some of them under the bed (it lifts up) so I can switch out my closet contents to keep boredom at bay and not wear the same two outfits every weekend.
Under no circumstances are we taking items we will not use to our new home. It is a small space, and could quickly become claustrophobic with possessions littered about. We need to make a pact to jettison anything that goes with us that suddenly lands in the not being utilized category. I can see that happening with kitchen items and clothing which is why the list. We make pizza at least once every one to two weeks so bringing the cutter along is wise. I hear RV ovens are temperamental so for pizza sake, if you have experience with that please comment and offer solutions if you have any. I will keep you updated on the arrival date of our new palace and will post pictures once it arrives.