How much cost me to leave Switzerland and what I carry on my Backpack
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How much cost me to leave Switzerland and what I carry on my Backpack

At leaving Switzerland and having the need for selling many things, I wanted to track how much money I got for selling those things and all the expenses I had. So I started a list of the things I was selling, paying or giving away to have that image clear. I thought I was going to pay more, but no 😬.

In addition to that, I always wanted to map the things I had so that I could make better decisions on what should I buy or what I really don’t need. So I started a list of the things I was putting on my bag and carrying with me to Lisbon.

Here are those two lists I have created. One with the costs of leaving Switzerland and another one with all the things I own at the moment of leaving the country. All of them. I don’t have more.

Costs of leaving Switzerland

Happily, many things I didn’t sell I just gave them to charity, friends or for free to other people and I didn’t need to throw many things away. Only the last day, I was forced to throw away some things due to time constraints. Not selling something is not a cost per se, but, of course, it is a lost in patrimony—but win on freedom. I have to say that doing this exercise has been a deep relieve. Every thing I gave away, a little bit more of freedom I had. I know it is difficult to understand in the consumer economy we live, but when you really discover that things are only things and you start doing this, it is fucking amazing.

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The total cost of leaving Switzerland is: +2191 CHF The things I gave for free and the time lost are not included here

Bring my attention all the things I still had for the motorcycle and the number of things I had for doing sports. As expected, the things related to the house are the predominant ones. Also, it is possible to see what my family gives me for Christmas every year. I had tons of pairs of socks!! 😂And to be honest, I still have...

Toggle this to see the list of all the costs and profits.

Things I gave away

ThingActionCHF
Mandatory house cleaning for apartment handover
Paid
-600
Bagpack
Sold
40
Baking tray set
Sold
5
Bed tatami dock
Sold
150
Bicycle
Sold
60
Bin
Sold
5
Blender
Sold
25
Bowl bamboo
Sold
5
Bowl small x2
Sold
5
Camera pack (damaged body + lense + backpack + minor stuff)
Sold
400
Chairs x6
Sold
250
Chopping table
Sold
5
Crystal containers for food storage
Sold
10
Dining table
Sold
325
Duvet
Sold
15
Electric screwdriver
Sold
5
Garbage bin
Sold
10
Glass for toothbrush
Sold
5
Glass jars and bottles
Sold
13
Hammer drill
Sold
35
Hangers
Sold
10
Lamp floor
Sold
5
Laundry chest
Sold
20
Locker for motorcycle
Sold
30
Lowboard table
Sold
200
Meter
Sold
1
Microwave
Sold
40
Mirror
Sold
20
Motorcycle 30l bag
Sold
10
Motorcycle deposit bag
Sold
40
Motorcycle helmet
Sold
50
Motorcycle helmet
Sold
50
Motorcycle raining suit
Sold
15
PANTONE color guides
Sold
60
Paralettes
Sold
20
Pasta drainer
Sold
5
Plates
Sold
5
Pots set
Sold
20
Power bands set
Sold
15
Quilt cover and pillowcase
Sold
10
Recycling organizer boxes
Sold
20
Regal bamboo
Sold
25
Rings calisthenics
Sold
10
Rug
Sold
75
Shelve
Sold
30
Shoe rack
Sold
19
Soap dispenser
Sold
5
Sofa
Sold
150
Speaker
Sold
100
Strainer
Sold
1
Suitcase
Sold
5
Toaster
Sold
15
Umbrella
Sold
2
Vacuum cleaner
Sold
200
Wardrobe organizer boxes
Sold
25
Wardrobe storage
Sold
5
Weighted vest for training
Sold
60
Workout mat
Sold
25
Yoga mat
Sold
25
3 in 1 lubricant oil for bicycles
Give away
Adliswil garbage bags
Give away
Air camera for bicycle
Give away
Air freshener x2
Give away
Batteries AAA
Give away
Bed sheets x3
Give away
Belt (never used)
Give away
Bike inflator
Give away
Books x4
Give away
Cable ties
Give away
Cardboard game
Give away
Cheese grater
Give away
Cleaning products
Give away
Corkscrew
Give away
Crampons
Give away
Cup covers
Give away
Cutlery set
Give away
Denim Jacket
Give away
Discount 15% for ski in Flumserberg x 4
Give away
Diving Log Book
Give away
EarPods
Give away
Extension plug
Give away
Flip-flops
Give away
Foot towel for shower
Give away
Gloves
Give away
Hand towels x4
Give away
Harley Davidson key chain for motorcycle keys
Give away
Headlight for camping
Give away
Hoodies x 3
Give away
Jeans
Give away
Jumping Rope
Give away
Key chain for keys
Give away
Kitchen clothes
Give away
Knives block
Give away
Knives set
Give away
Laptop protector case 15"
Give away
Light bulb
Give away
Masking tape
Give away
Mattress
Give away
Mechanical pencil
Give away
Migros supermarket physical fidelity card
Give away
Miles & More physical fidelity card
Give away
Mobile phone case
Give away
Motorcycle chain
Give away
Motorcycle elastic tensors for luggage
Give away
Motorcycle's RAM mount for GPS
Give away
Napkins
Give away
Needle and thread
Give away
Notebooks (half used) x2
Give away
Pair of old shoes x2
Give away
Pair of old socks long x8
Give away
Pan x2
Give away
Pens x3
Give away
Pillows x2
Give away
Post its
Give away
PostFinance calculator
Give away
Potassium Iodide pills for nuclear catastrophe (don't look at me, it is mandatory if you live in Zurich)
Give away
Regale x2
Give away
Running short trousers x2
Give away
Running tights
Give away
Scarf
Give away
Scissors
Give away
SD Card 2GB
Give away
SD Card 512mb
Give away
Shampoo
Give away
Shirt for being at home old x2
Give away
Shirts x2
Give away
Shoes Nike Air
Give away
Shoes Vivobarefoot
Give away
Short pant for being at home
Give away
Short trousers black
Give away
Shower courtain
Give away
Shower towels x3
Give away
Socks shorts
Give away
Socks ski
Give away
Socks winter
Give away
Spanish outdated health insurance card
Give away
Suncream bottles x2
Give away
Sunglasses x2
Give away
T-Shirt sport cotton
Give away
T-Shirts sport x5
Give away
Teapot
Give away
Tote bag
Give away
Towel x3
Give away
Tripod for Reflex
Give away
Trousers sport long
Give away
Tweezers
Give away
USB Hong-Kong plugs adaptor
Give away
USB memory 8gb
Give away
USB plug adapter x2
Give away
Wall lamp
Give away
Water bottle
Give away
Water heater
Give away
Wood spoons for cooking
Give away
Wool hat
Give away
Zips for plastic bags
Give away
Zürich garbage bags
Give away

My Backpack at the moment of leaving Switzerland

This is the list of all the things I own at the moment of leaving Switzerland. I will update and iterate the list of things I have little by little, learning what I really need or what is expendable in a new section on the blog. I will update it continuously, adding labels and other things that can help me. The main objective is to have a map of all of my possessions and being able to make better decisions about what is needed and what is not. Nomading and minimalist living require optimization.

Already making the first list, I have detected some room of improvement. I don’t know why I have so many socks, my clothes for sports and for being at home can be optimized, and I will probably need to buy a couple more t-shirts. Black ones, of course. Also, being in winter in Europe forces me to carry proper things for winter. The moment I head to Asia again, those are things I will not carry with me.

I have to say that I mainly had to give away things related to the house. That made the transition much easier. Since I have a minimalist mindset for years, I didn’t have many things already...

You can also see that I decided to not sell some things for the motorcycle and ski and very extreme cold weather. For both reasons, they are very expensive, and I’m going to use them. Until I need them, I sent them to my mom’s in Burgos.

The 40L Givi Bag is the one I’m going to send to Burgos. It is, in addition, full of some foods I had at home. So, technically, only the other two bags are the ones that I carry with me with all the things I have.
The Osprey bag is half-empty, so I still have some space in case of necessity.
The 40L Givi Bag is the one I’m going to send to Burgos. It is, in addition, full of some foods I had at home. So, technically, only the other two bags are the ones that I carry with me with all the things I have. The Osprey bag is half-empty, so I still have some space in case of necessity.

Things I have in my Backpack

ThingWhere is it
Android phone for work with cables
With me
Apple AirPods
With me
Apple iPad Pro with case and Apple Pencil
With me
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
With me
Apple MacBook Air with case, cables and adapter
With me
Bagpack Osprey 28l for travel
With me
Bagpack Osprey Daylite
With me
Barefoot boots
With me
Barefoot running shoes
With me
Barefoot shoes
With me
Barefoot trail running shoes
With me
Boots Panama Jack
With me
Bottle of water Chilly’s
With me
Buff for sports
With me
Card game Catan
With me
Chinese pants beige
With me
Cinch bag
With me
Denim jacket
With me
Down jacket Patagonia
With me
Flip flops
With me
Folder with legal paperwork
With me
Gloves Arcteryx against rain and wind (3rd layer)
With me
Gloves Arcteryx merino wool (1st layer)
With me
Harrington jacket
With me
Helly Hansen winter jacket
With me
Hoodie black semisport UNIQLO
With me
Hoodie black UNIQLO
With me
Hoodie long neck
With me
Jeans x3
With me
Keychain for keys
With me
Masks
With me
Merino wool long shirt
With me
Merino wool socks
With me
Norwegian merino wool buff (Svalbard)
With me
Norwegian merino wool jumper
With me
Notebook
With me
Padlock
With me
Pair of long socks x14
With me
Pair of short socks for sport x2
With me
Pair of short socks x7
With me
Passport
With me
Pen x2
With me
Plastic bags x2
With me
Polar jacket Mammut
With me
Powerbank
With me
Raincoat UNIQLO
With me
Shirt stripes x2
With me
Shirt white
With me
Shorts black trouser UNIQLO
With me
Shorts jeans
With me
Shorts sport Adidas
With me
Shorts sport pant for home
With me
Shorts sport trousers
With me
Suitcase for travel Roncato
With me
Sunglasses
With me
Swimsuit
With me
T-Shirt black x5
With me
T-Shirt grey x3
With me
T-Shirt sport x3
With me
T-Shirts for home x4
With me
Tissues Kleenex
With me
Trousers sport long
With me
Trousers trekking The North Face
With me
Ultra drying towel
With me
Umbrella
With me
Underwear x15
With me
Wallet with cards and credit cards
With me
Welt
With me
Winter running tights
With me
Wool hat
With me
Wool hat for sport
With me
Zip bag with coins and change from different countries
With me
Zips for plastic bags
With me
Merino wool thermal shirts for extreme cold and ski
Burgos
Merino wool thermal trousers for extreme cold and ski
Burgos
Motorcycle 40l bag
Burgos
Motorcycle gloves
Burgos
Motorcycle Harley-Davidson jacket
Burgos
Motorcycle pants for extreme cold
Burgos
Motorcycle shirt for extreme cold
Burgos
Motorcycle wool interior gloves for extreme cold
Burgos
On the Brink of Paradise - Book I designed
Burgos
Ski gloves Mammut
Burgos
Ski jacket Arcteryx
Burgos
Ski merino wool socks
Burgos
Ski trousers Arcteryx
Burgos

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