You know no one uses the encumbrance rules. Time to abuse it! Battering Ram? I'll take three! No need to worry about lack of light, I'll strap 10 torches to my helmet and light them all on fire. Need some rope? I have 300 feet wrapped around my waist. A thimble? I'm sure there's one inside the chest of drawers that I'm balancing on my head. All in all it's very silly what RPG characters can usually carry when you think about it.