I went thru a divorce, and was starting over. Was on the hunt for all the usual household amenities; one day, I was talking to a client who is a liveaboard
(I do marine
insurance), and within 30 days I had purchased a 38' Bayliner and moved onboard.
Several years later, when I became engaged and she moved onboard, we packed her (and mine) keepsakes away in storage
, and either sold or gave away her furniture. After all, the boat comes equipped with built in furniture
Kathy's folks sold their home, and RV'ed across the country for 10 years- with all their stuff in storage
. When they came off the road, they had stuff that was 10 years older, out of style/fashion, and it was all discarded. $12k to store stuff for 10 years, just to throw it away, is pretty spendy....
Moral- living aboard is about not being attached to stuff. Sell your furniture, or give to to family
to safeguard- but don't put it in storage.