Sometimes, it is only when you lose everything, that you find freedom.
I’ve always been slightly obsessed with the concept of living out of the suitcase. I was first inspired when I read an article similar to this. I have been travelling rather frequently these few months for business, and travelling has stroked the fire to live out of a suitcase.
First of all, it makes things so much easier. You know you have your “home” with you.
Secondly, making space in your luggage becomes another mini-minimalist game. The souvenirs I get for family and friends are usually accessories or food. My personal souvenirs include clothes or other practical items that I will use repeatedly.
Thirdly, you become more conscious of what you can do with a single item. Make sure most items have multiple uses. Extras are also usable or really helpful in most situations.
Lastly, I find that when you challenge yourself to NOT have a check in luggage and carry everything with you– you realise how much you are carrying. Why let stuff bog you down? Embrace moments and memories, and not the things that own you.
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