I have 6 weeks left. 6 weeks people!!! (read my itinerary here). It’s scary and exciting and overwhelming.
Last week I got up and looked around my tiny flat. I still have so many things: clothes, accessories, books, photos, documents. I panicked a little. I really need to think of what I’m going to do with all this stuff. I keep putting the idea of sorting it out off. It might be that I’m too scared of the perspective of leaving. I have been enjoying myself a lot lately and I start to think that I don’t really want to go anywhere (that’s bull**, to be honest. I want to go. I’m just scared, that’s all). After thinking about it, I drew a little plan for myself and a list of what I could potentially do with my things. So, if anyone is preparing for a trip, like me, maybe you will also find it helpful.
1. Give it away There are a lot of charity shops in the UK.
You pack your stuff in boxes or bags and drop it off to one of their shops. They sell it and all the profits go to the charity. They take almost anything and can also arrange a pick up for you, if you don’t have a car. You will not only get rid of all your stuff, but also feel that you made a small contribution to a good cause. Ask your friends and family if they want a dress you hardly ever wear, or books you collected for some time. There’s always someone who likes to get nice things for free. If you have a bigger backpack, you can take some things with you and give it away while you travel to people, who need shoes or books more than you do.
2. Sell it Ebay, Amazon, Gumtree
It’s very easy to sell your things on these sites, and you can earn an extra money to spend during your break. You can also rent a small space on one of the street markets in your area and try to make money there.
3. Find a self-storage
Rent a small space and put all your things there. This one is an ideal option for those, who plan to come back to their old life. You can find a self-storage online.
4. Leave your things with family and friends
This is what I’m planning to do with some of my clothes. I am planning to disappear for quite a while and I was considering getting rid of everything, but what if I decide to come back for a short holiday, or even forever, during winter? So, I am leaving a pair of trousers, some jumpers and a coat, just in case. I have a few friends who are willing to keep a large suitcase for me for the time being. I also sent a parcel to my mum with some more expensive stuff and things of sentimental value.
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