What if you could move house or move to another country without all the things that you have?
This is something that I plan to do as I am currently working in South Korea and I’ve been here for 8 years, but now it’s time to go back to the UK.
Take a look around your house at all the different things you have and can you ask yourself how much of that is essential?
Most of us would not like to lose those things as we have bought them or they may have sentimentality such as presents, so it’s hard to lose everything. After removing the personal things for the journey to the new house, it’s time to look at the rest. Do they serve a practical purpose or could they be useful in another country? The chances are some of it will be yes, but when you look at something that could be getting old or maybe doesn’t serve much of a purpose anymore this has a perfect chance of being left behind.
It’s almost like a new life to be able to walk away from everything you’ve done and take with you the best things. So again, could you do that and walk away with the essential and practical things from your house and move to another country?
As I’ve said I intend to do this soon and so far my kitchen space has become a recycle center where there are many pieces from myself my wife and the children seemingly Surplus to requirements . The rest of the house so far has the essentials in there at least for command a living but then to move to another country they don’t seem to still be an essential item. For example if you move to another country you probably wouldn’t take most of the technology with you as that would seem maybe a little kind Impractical in costs.
The interesting thing is my wife agrees with me which to appoint kind of shocks me as she is pretty easily to label as a hoarder and to basically walk away from many of the items that are in here and move to a new house in the UK is kind of shocking from her. It makes this situation so much easier if both of you agree on the new Fresh Start is it were.
I think to a point if you can turn some of the stuff that you have that’s not going with you if you can turn it into a kind of a small profit to help with transition and to help with initial setup would be really advantageous. Another thing as well would be to help the people around you including neighbors and family. In our house we have many books and it would be a shame that they don’t go to a good home. I would personally like them to go to family as being in sales career the chances are that they’re not going to have access to as many English books as I have here and it can help with their children’s education. To be able to do that and help others around you feels really helpful and leaving a nice goodbye present to them.
So I put it to you on how could you do that and to think about when moving house what parts are removing just for moving and really shouldn’t be moving as such?
When we move house that may be just a few miles or kilometers we would tend to move everything we have with not much question now should we or should we not take it. Not really if something is broken then it shouts at you that it’s not really going to fit in well in the new house. But for many things that you have they would go with you as the whole situation of moving alone is as stressful situation to deal with.
This is the second time I’ve moved in 2 years as the last time I moved we only moved about 400 meters. Our previous house was rented and So eventually we were able to buy our own house and the situation of all that happened. I tried to question and stop things going to a new house and to a degree yes that did happen but again on top of that there were some things that felt like it breaking away from a fresh start and more a case of just moving from one box to another. This time is a lot different AZ the truly cannot be any excuse for anything you have to go with you it has to have either real sentimentality connected to it or serves a truly Practical purpose.
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