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If you are going travelling for a long period of time or if you are going to try out the nomad lifestyle for a while, then you will probably be faced with the issue of what to do with all your stuff. You cannot take a whole house full of belongings with you and will probably want to keep your luggage to a minimum when you are constantly moving around. Read on to discover what to do with your belongings when you go travelling.
Get a storage unit
This is the easiest option if you want to store a great deal of stuff safely and securely somewhere that will be protected against theft and against the elements. Check out this self storage price guide to see how cheap it can be to store your items when you go away. It is recommended to use a storage space for valuable items like jewellery or important heirlooms, even if you do not have a great deal of stuff to store. You also might have large items such as furniture that you want to keep for when you return home from travelling.
There are a variety of different sizes available depending on how much you need to store, and it gives you peace of mind to know that everything is under lock and key with a full CCTV system watching over your storage unit.
Sell your stuff
You will likely want to get rid of some of your stuff when you go travelling in order to save space and reduce the size of the storage unit you need. The best thing you can do is sell your stuff so you have some extra cash whilst on the road. It is easier than ever to sell things these days through websites like eBay, Facebook marketplace or other second-hand selling apps. If you are looking to sell things online, then you should get started on this well in advance as it can take some time to find a buyer. Sell whatever you can!
This applies to movies, music, photos and documents that can be digitised so you can take them with you wherever you go without taking up space. Most of us already digitise these things but if you do have a DVD collection at home and are looking to go travelling for a long time then you should consider getting them digitised so you can watch them anywhere and get rid of the physical discs.
Give it to charity
If you do not want the hassle of selling your items because you do not need the extra money, or perhaps you think the profit you will make will not be worth the trouble, then you can give your things away. Depending on the type of stuff you have, you can take things to local charity shops or give them directly to the charity themselves. Your local council will be able to help advise you on all the charities in your area and this option is far better than throwing things away.