I started small by designating a small part of my apartment for each weekend. By organizing various drawers and cabinets on a day to day basis, I became more aware of what I actually owned and, thus, avoided buying replacements of items I thought I had lost. By emptying closets, I found the extra space to keep most of my travel supplies, making packing easier and me less likely forget something,
There’s no need to stock up with four different brands of shampoo and a bazillion canned goods for the just-in-case scenarios. There’s a difference between having what you need and preparing for Y2K Part Two. Is that third frying pan really necessary? Is another throw pillow going to increase your comfort by that much? I recently realized there was no reason I had to own three different suitcases, one was sufficient. On the road as it is with home, it’s important to adjust to living with less options and finding peace in that.