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How do you deal with stuff you have to buy but won't carry?


by @marcoagner_ | 5yr  | 11 comments

Hey everybody! :wink:

The questionsโ€ฆ How do you deal with stuff you have to buy but wonโ€™t carry? Is there a better way that you already apply for you?

And here is the context to help you answering thoseโ€ฆ

I usually get semi-furnished apartments where Iโ€™m staying and I often have to buy stuff like kitchen utensils, some bed sheets and even pillows sometimes. All things that I have to leave behind what I cannot sell in time so I just got used to count these expenses as part of my stay (e.g. if I bought 200 USD of stuff and will stay 4 months then this adds 50 USD/month of expenses). But I think that is very inneficient. The problem clearly summarizes in: Thereโ€™s stuff I need to use almot all the time Iโ€™m staying in the place, canโ€™t sell it too much before leaving but wonโ€™t carry the stuff with me.

Thank you and have good travels! :airplane:

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@ani_goes_tweet | 5yr

I utilise my full weight allowance when I travel. Although I stay in places that are already fully furnished (and like others above, I tend to buy things I like that may not already be there), when itโ€™s time to leave I go through all of my stuff and I keep the new things that Iโ€™d like to have in my life, at least for a while, and I get rid of other things that either have not performed the way Iโ€™d expected or which Iโ€™m tired of, etc. This makes packing fun for me, because I approach my suitcase as a creative exercise. Perhaps this is only of peripheral relevanceโ€ฆ

An example, though, is my current Airbnb, where I had to get my own towel. I usually donโ€™t travel with a towel, but I really love my new towel and Iโ€™m not sure Iโ€™ll be ready to part with it when itโ€™s time to pack up!

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@zoxel | 5yr

We are donating it or throwing away (some times this is just one-time-use stuff) or selling.
Especially if this is furniture - usually there is always a buyer for the furniture at half price.
Also, if you bought a car, you can probably sell it at 70-60% of price you bought it, quite quickly.

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@levelsio | 5yr

I remember an Australian guy I met in PunSpace in Chiang Mai back in 2013, and heโ€™d board the plane to Thailand with just an iPhone and MacBook Air in his hands. Then heโ€™d land, buy some shirts, swimwear and work for a few weeks.

Then heโ€™d leave and donate everything to the locals!

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@marcoagner_ | 5yr

Thanks everybody for the tips.

I think the best immediate approach is like you said above: Just stay on the most furnished places I can, buy the minimum and donate whatever is not worth carrying. :smile:

I think that closes the thread but feel free to add more ideas if you have other solutions.

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@kathrynoh | 5yr

I normally stay in Airbnbs and find I have to buy a few bits and pieces. No matter what, it seems like everyoneโ€™s idea of essential kitchen utensils is different and there is something I need missing.

But, for temporary convenience, Iโ€™d only spend a few bucks. Shelling out anything near $200 for a months seems crazy. Is there any alternative? I donโ€™t know where you are but unless you are saving more than $50 a month for semi-furnished over a fully furnished place, you are losing out. If you donโ€™t have the alternative of renting a fully furnished place, maybe look for easily portable options - eg. one of those silk sleeping bag liners instead of sheets.

Also, check out if there are expat/traveller fb groups, websites etc where you are staying. Other people will have stuff they want to dump fast too so you can pick up what you need for cheap.

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@marcoagner_ | 5yr

Sorry, the 200 USD of utensils was just a rough example. But I got your
point and Iโ€™m also on the situation of everyoneโ€™s idea of essential
kitchen utensils being different from mine until now haha. :stuck_out_tongue:

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@wanderingdev | 5yr

i also cook a lot and often find the apartment kitchens somewhat lacking. if iโ€™m going to be somewhere a while iโ€™ve been known to buy a few things to make my life easier. especially reusable food storage containers. :slight_smile:

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@gigigriffis | 5yr

Iโ€™ll second what everyone else said. I rent fully furnished so I donโ€™t have to buy that stuff and then whatever is left I donate or pass on to a fellow traveler.

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@wanderingdev | 5yr

Agree, donate it. Lots of people who need help.

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@grum | 5yr

I generally donate unneeded things back to the local community or to fellow travelers. If I had a โ€˜home baseโ€™, Iโ€™d mail things back to myself, but only if it was worth it. But I chose this lifestyle as I donโ€™t particularly want to horde large amounts of junk. Best to give it to those who need it.

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@marcoagner_ | 5yr

Yesโ€ฆ I kind of donate because I just leave it in the place when itโ€™s not worth carrying, though. I probably can just think a bit more before leaving so the donation will be more efficient and reach anybody who needs it more at the time than randomly staying there waiting for the owner or next renter to get it. haha Thanks!

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Hi, all

Forgive me, as am not one for brevity. Like so many, Iโ€™ve been thinking a lot about being a digital nomad, and find myself in a good position to go for it (better position than most who are considering it, I think), but am still not sureโ€ฆ how/where to start.

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