Nothing like a little panic room situation to get you thinking about your stuff, especially when you think about all the awful natural disasters that have happened as of late — That massive tsunami in Japan and Hurricane Sandy.
Yes, I love my things, having my things and using them, but when push comes to shove, it’s my life, my family’s life and perhaps if there’s time, only a few other things I’d really consider bringing if there was no space.
Given time, and if I were only allowed a few things (this does not include people, that goes without saying that they would be the first!!!), here are the five things that have the most value to me:
- Godmother’s necklace of pearls she gave to me before she died
- My current and old passports
- My wallet — I’m practical…
- iPod Touch
- 1 hard drive copy with my computer backups (has all my scanned files too)
(They’re also all within fairly easy reach..)
There is not much else I’d grab, and there’s not much else of value to me than those 5 items.
I am not that attached to my things enough to give my life away for them.
Minimalism has taught me that everything can be replaced.
Even all of the above can be replaced, because the sentimental thoughts and feelings associated with her pearls and with my passports, will stay with me.
The only things that will be tricky/hard to be replaced or replicated fully, are my scanned documents, which is why I am considering paying for a small vault in the bank to store these backups.