February 21, 2011

The 2011 Big Move - Switching to leaner lifestyle!

One of my life goals is to make 1 big change every year.
Combine this with the fact that I'm always on the move, shuttling cities on cue.

Zen and the art of zero-maintenance!

So, earlier this month I decided to cut on all material possessions, down to the bare minimum:
  • Laptop
  • Camera
  • Phone
  • Important personal documents
  • Gifts from friends and family 
  • My travel memorabilia

Here's what I plan to do with the rest, this week:

1. Clothes - Only keep what I wore in the last 6 months, donate ALL earlier ones to Goonj via DHL.

2. Books
- Give away all books* I've read, to public libraries / pass on to strangers via BookCrossing.

3. DVDs & CDs
- Give away everything. YouTube & external strorage FTW!

4. Everything else - Gets Freecycled / goes in the Swasta Ani Masta Garage Sale.

* If you would like something from my bookshelf, write me on Facebook and it could be yours!

Thank you for the inspiration, Tim Ferris, Aparna Shekhar Roy and Hermione Way.

5 comments:

sanjeev said...

:)

A Non-stop Dreamer..!! said...

May I know your gmail id? I wanted to mail you. I'm from Maharashtra.

Magali said...

Really inspirational. I would sincerely love to have a nomadic lifestyle but I have waaaayyyy to much stuff. Travelling with my is a big fail sometimes cause I pack too much!

Selena said...

Very Nice. Wish I had that much strength to do that myself.

Kaushal said...

Magali, this site might inspire / help you figure out your must-carry items: http://theburninghouse.com/

Selena, likewise. Once you get into a frame of mind and start enjoying the benefits of a leaner, mobile lifestyle, you'll start letting go. It's easier than it seems!

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