Sell everything and travel the world, uh?
Doesn’t sound like something the average person would do. Most people simply aren’t adventurous enough. They love the reassuring feeling of going home after a long trip.
But you’re not most people. You’re a free-spirited person who would leave everything behind and take to the skies at a moment’s notice.
However, selling everything and traveling the world isn’t as simple as it sounds. Depending on the size and nature of your belongings, there are several steps you have to take before boarding that flight that sets you off for the world.
Here’s a helpful guide.
Change Your Mindset
We all want to travel the world, but most people wouldn’t go to the extent of selling everything they have. After all, east or west home is best.
This is why the first step to achieving your goal is to shift your mindset. Embrace the fact that you’re going to do away with most items you own, some of which might be close to your heart. You’re probably not going to come back to the place you once called home anytime soon.
Changing your mindset empowers your body to accept these changes. You won’t have a problem letting go of items that have been a part of you for a long time.
Take Stock of What You Own
Obviously, your belongings will play a big role in how soon you can get everything sold and embark on your journey.
If you’re a young person who lives in a small apartment, you certainly own very little. But if you live in your own home, say a single-family home, you probably have about 300,000 items in the house!
The lesser you own, the easier it is to sell and get going. However, if you own a house, you’ve to go through the process of selling it. This can take several days or weeks.
If you’re in a hurry, though, there’s a short cut. Reach out to a cash for houses company. Such companies buy homes in “as is” condition, meaning you can close the deal in a few days.
Taking stock of what you own enables you to identify all your valuables. You’ll also be able to prioritize what you need to sell, especially if you want to raise travel funds from the sale.
Create a Strategy for Selling Smaller Items
After selling you big-ticket items like a house and car, shift your focus to the smaller items. These include household furniture and appliances, personal electronics, jewelry, and clothing.
An effective way to sell the household stuff is to hold a yard sale, especially if you live in a fairly open neighborhood. Other items you can sell online, on sites such as eBay.
Sell Everything and Travel: Start Now
The world is there for us to explore, but for most people, finances don’t allow. Why take forever saving up when you can sell everything and travel right away? With this guide, you now know how to go about it.
Bon voyage, and keep reading our blog for more travel tips and hacks.