We have too much stuff. Again.

That might seem odd considering how we live, but it’s true. It’s hard to stop collecting things or buying shiny objects, but when you have a small space, that “stuff”, and the space it takes up, is really amplified.

Two years ago when moved into the Airstream fulltime, we took the 100 Thing Challenge, and we’ve definitely tried to keep that pace (if we buy a new pair of shoes, one has to go), but as we moved to a climate with seasons, we needed to add more clothes, and we needed things like a generator, several umbrellas and more blankets.

Not to mention the snowshoe equipment.

I think we’re over the original list we wrote on March 4, 2011, but we’re excited to compare. We’re also doing an inventory of things we don’t really use that much, so we’re selling our bikes.

spring cleaning

While the bikes are awesome and easily stowed, we just don’t really use them enough, and we can use that space in the truck for other things. Recently we also got rid of a few bags (we don’t really fly any longer so we certainly don’t need two suitcases and two carry-on size bags) which prompted me to make this list of What’s In and What’s Out.


  • Pendleton Wood Blanket
  • Microsoft Surface
  • Dyson Hot/Cool
  • Mini Prep Food Processor
  • Snowshoe stuff
  • Camping equipment


  • 2 Bags
  • Bikes (as soon as we can sell them)
  • 7 Books that I’ve been keeping around but never look at
  • Various kitchen pots and pans