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  1. Full-Time RV Living

    by , 08-13-2013 at 11:23 PM
    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 ...
  2. Wow

    by , 05-28-2013 at 03:29 PM
    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

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  3. Part of my game plan

    by , 06-22-2012 at 02:11 AM
    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. ...
  4. I can say at this point....

    by , 06-08-2012 at 01:11 AM
    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 ...
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  5. Gosh!

    by , 11-17-2011 at 05:07 PM
    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 ...
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