According to the teachings of Feng Shui one should only own the things one needs and only surround oneself with things one loves. Having a room in a depot somewhere is a no-no, because the things one would have there is considered being stuff one doesn’t really need anyway and ought to give away or sell.
I don’t really know that much about Feng Shui, but I do understand the necessity of downsizing. It’s just not that easy.
I’ve left everything I had several times in my life. Just walked out of a place with only the clothes I was wearing or with a suitcase with the most necessary things, but when I moved away from Amsterdam a few years ago, I packed everything there was in my flat into boxes, and drove all of it to a barn here in Denmark, where it was supposed to stay, until my husband followed and we found a flat to live in together.
He never came, and so the boxes stayed in the barn, and when I finally settled down on my own, I didn’t feel like getting all my boxes and unpack the leftovers of my marriage by myself, so I just bought everything I needed anew.
Yesterday I finally decided to put an end to this, and I went to get all of the about 60 boxes and brought them here where I live now and put them in the barn next to my new boxes and furniture. I could have asked my housemates for help, but decided to do it myself, and it was really hard work.
Hopefully I will be able to move in to my new flat upstairs soon, and then I will take all my boxes up there, chose what I want to keep and give the rest to charity.
I don’t have any plans about moving again soon – I actually like living here – but my goal is that if I move away from here again one day, I will have no more than 50 boxes plus furniture.