the longer i live in my van, the more i realize how little of my stuff i actually use, and it pisses me off that it's there doing nothing. why do i hang on? so i came up with a way to channel that energy into getting rid of the dead weight. it's called the ten things game, and it's a survival game where time is running out and the only way to survive is to get rid of ten things on the ship. the mood is tense, and choices must be made and made quickly. i get a bag and begin to fill it-- not everything counts as "one" thing, like underwear and socks, it takes 4 of them to count as 1, and silverware takes 3 for 1. there will be more rules, i haven't figured it all out yet, but i played this morning and now my clothing drawers close more easily. i got rid of mostly clothes, they seem to be my weakness, though books might be a close second. it's much easier to get rid of the clothes first since i'm not sentimental about most of them. i the light of the ten things game, things just don't seem that important, i mean do i really need 5 pairs of leggings? when it's between them and my french press, the answer is obvious.
fellow van dwellers with a clutter problem, feel free to play along and let me know how it goes!
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