I've decided recently that this is the direction that I am going to go in.
I don't feel the need to have an actual roof over my head in the traditional sense. I still work full-time and plan to do so for quite awhile, but I believe that this is a viable way to not just save money but to have more to give to others that have far more need than I do.
I know the RV that I will get... a Roadtrek SS Agility with the Mercedes chassis. Its small, but I dont want anything
I was just looking at my old photos and am proud to say that I have NONE of those things anymore, and I haven't purged and reacquired anything!
I've come a long way since I have started on these boards. I'm mostly a lurker (I have a tendency to get caught up in debates/disagreements so I prefer to lurk or give occasional encouragement or a "way to go!" when I can.
Anyway, I've truly gotten rid of most "things"... I dont hold on to things that
Updated 05-28-2013 at 04:02 PM by melanies
I think my strategy (while very simple) will be the following:
Purge, purge and purge some more by continuing to micro examine things that I have. I plan to sell most of my extras, but I would also love to give some away too.
Never buy anything that is not an absolute necessity. I so often see something that I think is a good deal and just buy it ... it could be something small like a lip balm or similar, only to arrive home and realize that I have enough already.
That I have downsized quite a lot over the last year and a half! I was just looking at some of my old photos of makeup. I no longer have a traincase, but a smaller (much much smaller) makeup tote, I don't have all of the shampoos and toiletries that I used to have, and I have gotten rid of clothing I never wear. I tend to stockpile my favorites, so I actually have "backups" of some of my favorite styles of clothing.
I've gotten a lot better at saying "no" to
Three years since I have joined and am I any more frugal? Not really.
I was looking at my two blog posts where I can see what I have in my traincase, and its a lot of the same things I had back then! I purged a lot, but I still have some of the same stuff (in a new-ish traincase) and I think it may be time to let go of it and just keep some of my more recent purchases that I actually use.
Just to be transparently honest, I think that my spending is related to much