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Re: Storage Unit?
I think you really need to consider how much of the stuff you'll be storing could be re-purchased for the $6K, especially if you throw in the money made from selling off the current stuff. That buys you a lot of tools and other stuff. When you're living aboard, will you still be skiing frequently? If not, sell the skis and buy newer equipment when you're ready. Hell, if you have my luck, somewhere around year 4 I'd wind up breaking my leg while aboard and doing enough damage that I can't really ski any more, and I'd have wasted the storage cost for that stuff.
Even the furniture is an issue. After 5 years in storage, it's not going to be the same, even in a good, climate-controlled unit. Bugs get in. Mice, rats, birds, etc. get in. There's a good chance that with THAT much time, your stuff isn't going to be worth a whole lot, and you'll want/need new anyway.
I'm sentimental and tend to hold onto things (my wife will tell you that that's an understatement), but if you're going to downsize, then downsize. Bite the bullet and do it. It will be painful, but in the end I think it would be worth it.
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