There is a huge trend that to be happier you should own less things. Let me introduce Rob Greenfiled — a guy who only owns 111 things, his entire life hold in 2 backpacks. On medium, you can found hundreds article about digital nomads. This isn’t new, Graham Hill in the NY Times in 2013 was already explaining why he was Living With Less. A Lot Less.
I really feel this way too. So here is the app we need, it’s very simple.
You take a photo of pretty much everything you own. Those books. That old iPad. That bag of ski gear you won’t use until next year. It will already be liberating to store everything you have into one app.
It’s like your todo list. Your brain feels really lighter if you keep a to-do list as you know it’s stored there. Same with your stuff, less to worry about if it’s all somewhere.
You can decide to sell that old iPad, and a service helps you assess how much it’s worth and comes to your place to take it and gives you a check.
You can decide to store that huge bag of ski gear you won’t need until next year. A storage company comes and picks it up within two hours then you know it’s in storage and can get it back when you need it.
If you don’t need it someone else could use it. Like I let many of my friends use my place for free. I would rent my car too, I need to try one of those services.
I have furniture and stuff that need repair or upgrades. It could all be seamlessly taken care of.
That old iMac. You’re not sure if it’s worth much. Just donate. The app will give you options. Near you too, that school that would love it.