I started by not accumulating stuff which was easy as I grew up with a hoarder (my mother)
Accumulating stuff is very natural trait for females, it’s “gathering” skill set of hard wiring
female instinct much like men
and provide and protect is atypical male instinct.
I had a sister who had natural female traits, lived in a conventional home making a home as a trophy housewife so I had my half a 40x48 standard pallet of sentimental stuff in her basement while I was away serving during my military career till she got divorced and moved in with me, later when she bought a condo and I gave up my residence to shack up with a woman at her estate the stuff went into her garage and when I made the switch to living on boats and not in the GFs estate...
When my sister died I bought a 5x8 enclosed trailer
for the stuff, parked it at close friends who had rural hobby ranch in a ski town compensating them for storage
...gave me a reason to keep better communication and visits frequent often Christmas
for skiing or labor days for helping them harvest.
As a practice I just don’t hoard so I don’t have things I don’t use yes it’s easier as I’m a man and don’t have gathering natural instincts.
I often give items away when not needed anymore to Church thrift shops (clothes don’t fit-items I don’t use) but more often barter/flip/trade the items before giving them away as I’m pretty vigilant about my personal affects and their relevance or need to keep in my possession (trait of yachtie and inventory aboard the vessel)
My boats along the way, never paid to store/upkeep a boat
I wasn’t living on/using weekly...only my corvette (had carhauler 24x8.5 for it used as storage
locker as well as personal effects) and Harley have been the exception which I’m back to 6x8 enclosed trailer for the Harley/tools/Harley stuff as doubles as cycle garage & my sentimental stuff fits inside too and it’s parked at close friends which I keep visitations frequent and compensate with steaks/scotch during visits, labor at their residence even gave them a 1911 colt sidearm I was wanting to get rid of which they expressed a desire for as barter/trade for my trailers securement/security.
are my worst flipping thing lately and I use online seller buyer marketplace for this, I have a truck I bought for friends kid whom I’ve disowned so now I have to get rid of it but using it till I get done refit
on my boat, splash to go cruise
again and plate of it will go/fit in my trailer ready for next vehicle if and when I acquire another someday,
Really nice thing about trailer w/my Harley/stuff is it can be contract
hauled by most anyone so when I voyage make passage
or lower 48 I can have it at the other end without my needing to personally go get it/relocate it to have it where I’m at.
Big items I’d say sell Craigslist, have a yard sale
or put up table at bigger swap meet pays better but commissioning an end dump and writing off the loss is easiest on nerves in short tim, did that with my mother a few times trying to get a grip on her hoarding before...