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One bag

Living with less. Happiness does not come from excess.

A lot of people end up hoarding. Buy a lot of things which they do not need, endowment effect comes into play post this. We tend to value existing belongings rather and keep them around even when we do not need them.

The philosophy of one bag is to be in a position where all you're belongings can fit in a bag. Although I am not yet taking it so far as to make sure everything I own can be managed in one bag, I intend on finding out and maintaining a list of items which are core.

Here is the list of items which go into my "one bag". Items are broadly classified into categories, these are the items I own inside a category.

Item list

Bags & cases

  • Backpack (TBD)
  • Day pack (TBD)
  • Aluminium water bottle from Decathlon
  • Running bag from Decathlon
  • Toiletry bag
  • Wallet with government IDs, bank debit/credit cards, some cash

Everyday Wear

  • ~ 8 sets of clothing
  • Belt
  • Sneakers (TBD)
  • 3 Shorts
  • 2 sets of Running shirts & shorts
  • Running shoes from Sparx
  • 4 pairs of socks
  • Raincoat from Decathlon
  • Sunglasses from Decathlon
  • Cap from Decathlon
  • Watch from Fossil


  • Microfiber towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Face wash
  • Sunscreen
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant


  • Macbook Air & Charger
  • IPhone, its case & Charger
  • Lypertek Z3 wireless earbuds
  • Kindle
  • Power bank (TBD)
  • Philips trimmer & Charger