Before we could leave our house we had to get rid of a lot of junk. The kids won’t fit in anything they own now by the time we get home, they won’t read the same books or have the same interests so there was a lot to get rid of. Since we’ve lived in our house for 11 years, us grown ups had a lot of stuff to get rid of too. Between on-line sites, garage sales and massive donation runs we got rid of close to half of our belongings. It feels AMAZING! The less stuff we owned, to more free I felt. Somehow I have a feeling after living with only what we can fit in our backpacks for a year there will be another major purge coming once we get back home. Can’t wait!