It has been my goal for some time now to reduce the majority of my personal belongings to a handful of items that fit inside a backpack.
Although most importantly, I want to do this for several reasons and ensure I'm not buying things I don't require to create more of a strain on the planet's ecosystem.
I'm often buying things because I forgot I already owned something that would work just as well under the circumstances. Today I searched online for a pouch to store my tech cables when I already had a suitable container in a storage cube, not three feet from where I was sitting!
This project has a few exceptions in my case:
- Clothing (I have a suitcase for that)
- Desktop computer (until I phase it out)
- Television (a spare one we have)
- Furniture (self-explanatory)
- Small telescope (Packing it into a bag would damage it)
As for everything else, I want to fit it all inside a 30L backpack and keep a curated list of my belongings to ensure I am fully aware of what I own.
I'll post my progress here as I attempt to realise this goal.