Traveling with just one bag was my first step to living simply.
Living with so little on the road was freeing; being surrounded by what I'd hoarded back home was draining. The desire to feel just as free at home eventually led to tackling the stuff I'd stockpiled over the years.
And since bringing you all along for the ride helped keep me accountable, I started No Mess Mondays every last Monday of the month: a real honest "No, I do not tidy before I snap these photos." walkthrough as I go from hoarding to minimal living in my home.
Today happens to be the last Monday of November, friends!
But since today finds me in the middle of a 2-week trip down in New Zealand and Australia, let's do something different.
Let's look over what I've packed for this trip, how it's been so far with only these things, plus what I regret bringing/not bringing from home.
The shots below might not be befores and afters of my home, but seeing how little I bring with me without feeling deprived shows us the same thing my home in progress does...