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Old 08-11-2015, 11:21 PM   #11
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Location: Gainesville. Georgia
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Year: 1992
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I know the feeling....I have things that I'm letting go of that has brought tears to my eyes but....

We have a 2000 sq ft home (mobile home), a 4 room "on books as a shed" cabin down back that's packed full & a 2 story 16X16 "barn" full plus an addon lean to that we have to rehome.

we're yeah close to moving into the bus (in the yard), at that time we will rearrange what's left in the house, clean everything up a little & price it all. Then we will start bringing up what's in the barn & the cabin and do the same. Once everything is out of the outbuildings we plan on a couple of yard sales out of the house and when we're over that, call someone to come & get what's left.

At that point, once the house is empty we will clean it up good and put it up on the market. This seems the easiest for us as we won't have to worry about the weather come yard sale time and our health has us not running up & down the driveway down back as easy as we use too.

Good luck to you in finding a place to store everything....have you room in the basement of the bus to put a few storage lockers for things you need but may not access often?
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:07 AM   #12
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Sounds like you have your work cut out for you, but at least a solid plan is in place! Not sure about storage lockers since we don't have a bus yet, but I would certainly not be disappointed if I can put a couple on. ;)
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:38 PM   #13
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Location: South Carolina, but headed back to Michigan
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Year: 1991
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International
Engine: DT360
Collecting and playing vinyl is an enjoyment of mine. My collection is not very large, which is good. I am hoping to be able to work in room for my turntable and probably downsize my amp. I have been thinking about what albums I can let go. I am hoping that I can get into trading and selling more as I buy and collect new stuff. is helpful for that. I'd like to place smaller speakers throughout the bus mounted up in unused spaces and have it so I can also listen to digital media as well from anywhere in the bus.

I play guitar, also. I am selling off the ones I do not use. Being forced to downsize has forced me to re-tackle a project guitar I have that I cannot even play right now, but that will be one of two keepers. I'll be getting rid of the large amplifier.

Living in a school bus forces most of us to be handy and carry tools. We have two old diesel Mercedes. One is going to be sold (once I get the new engine into it). The other I will keep and we intend to pull a small utility trailer as a workshop. I can store all my tools and other odds and ends. Extra parts, a little scrap lumber, stuff from random projects. I have been thinking of ways I can make this very secure, as a fair amount of money in tools will be housed. I was thinking, maybe I can get a tire boot, like the police use. Then, two of those bolt-cutter protectant hasps.

Also, for those of us having to downsize. My wife and I bought the KonMari Tidying audio book. It seems to be very popular right now. I found that it gave me a good outlook on how to unclutter and downsize. Keep the things that bring you joy, get rid of the rest. It was helpful for getting a good attitude about shedding our hoarder habits.
1991 International. DT360. Spicer 5-speed manual transmission. Work in progress; spray foam, wood stove, etc...
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