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© Scout Dawson 2017

In order to live this lifestyle, I have no choice but to downsize. I have to get rid of basically everything, and it’s going to take me so long to do it that I may as well start now. The last thing I want is to be at crunch time with three months worth of de-cluttering to squish into a single week or whatever.

I’ve never considered myself as someone who has a lot of belongings (everything I own is kept in one 9-square-feet room, after all). But having a bit of a rummage around at the weekend made me realise that this couldn’t be further from the truth. I have so much crap. So today I began the monumental effort of downsizing.

Take it from me; no matter how minimally you believe you currently live, you’re more than likely wrong. I didn’t realise how much stuff I actually owned but never used. On a nostalgic level it’s going to be sad to part with it, but it’s so freeing to look at that clean, empty shelf later and know that it’s one less thing to worry about come crunch time.

Like everything else, I am starting small, so I gathered up all of my PS3 games and hauled them down to CeX. You never get much cash for your games in that place, but it’s quick, easy and free. No way am I being ripped off by eBay if I can help it. They have too many fees.

I got £25 for the stuff in the picture, which isn’t terrible considering a) how old the games are and b) the process took about fifteen minutes.

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