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Old 19-08-2016, 18:51   #1
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Selling or Storing Stuff, Creative Solutions.

Hi All,

To set the scene, my partner and I are planning a 12-month cruising extended 'vacation'. Currently, the plan is to head over to Greece / Croatia / Turkey in March/April 2017 and purchase mid 40's production boat to cruise for 12 months, might cross to the Carribean and sell or store the boat (but not certain yet). The plan would be to come back to Aus and work for a year or so before heading back to either buy another boat or get back on board our original.

The big question is 'sell or store'? We have a pretty big house with lots of stuff, we've been filling the adventure space we have been craving with gear (most of which we use occasionally) I'm talking mountain bikes (expensive ones) road bikes, snowboards, ski's, camping gear, books, computers, speakers, amps etc. along with all the normal couches, dining tables, BBQ, outdoor settings, etc. etc.

Obviously this gear was a significant investment and is all in pretty good quality, most we'd never intended to sell, but if we plan to cruise for a few years (assuming the first 12 months is as great as we expect) we won't need a lot of it. It's a bit of a paradox, the more we sell, the less we pay to store, but the more we potentially have to re-buy in 12 months...

Has anyone found any creative solutions to this or have any anecdotes?

One idea is to waterproof a shed in the back yard and not include it as part of the lease for our house, or dig out a family members cellar (un-finished space under their house) and cement in a floor in exchange for use as a storage space...

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Re: Selling or Storing Stuff, Creative Solutions.

Store it. If at the end of a year, if you decide to cruise longer, revisit the question again.

However, if you know you are committed to several years right off the bat, I would say sell. After 3 or 4 years everything is out of date and the "gloss" will be gone so you will probably want new stuff anyway

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