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We’ve downsized our lives and our stuff several times so that we could embark on different adventures. But we’ve never done it all in just 7 days. This was by far our most intense and extreme downsizing experience yet.

We had an apartment for 6 months this past winter so that we could be near a friend who was sick. It had been a few years since we’d had a place of our own and friends and family generously gave and loaned us furniture, cutlery, lamps, a tv, a blender – the list goes on! We also accumulated a few more things than we needed but we couldn’t help ourselves. It had been so long since we’d had a place of our own.

But now that we’ve bought an empty Ford Transit cargo van to convert into our next home, we had to downsize our stuff and hit the road to start working on it.

We decided to make piles of all the stuff we were keeping, and piles of all the stuff we had to return to people. After that, we posted our furniture for free online (pick up only) and also contacted thrift stores to see if they’d come pick up our furniture (they said yes but then cancelled because they were too busy).

Watch the video to see how we did it all! We’re back to being nomadic minimalists and are excited for our new van home to be ready soon.

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle



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