A bit late in posting but I did it! I removed 496 items from my house. I realize these weren’t the most thrilling posts, but sometimes I just throw items out here to make myself more accountable. I live alone with my 3 dogs, and I was so surprised on all the extra STUFF I no longer needed. To be honest it feels uncomfortable on how much I collected and definitely gives me a new perspective on what and how I’ll consume in the future. It’s also interesting how now I actually notice all the different selling opportunities being shoved down my throat from emails, social media, all the way to the frickin news like CNN who have an Underscored section right on the front page of articles on what to buy!
I won’t preach too much on this topic other than saying it’s very freeing and I’m enjoying all the extra space around items I actually use. Also please remember one day someone is going to have to remove all your stuff.
Help cheer on my friend Crystal Byers! She started the challenge this month.
Check out my first minimalism post if you haven’t already for a little context.
Day 1 – get rid of 1 item
Day 2 – get rid of 2 items
Day 3 – get rid of 3 items
And so on for 30 days
After 30 days create a blog post on your experience with some of the items you got rid of and how you now feel. Even if you can only get rid of 1 item per day, then please still partake. Start anytime, just has to be 30 consecutive days.
Here’s week four- total of 175 items
Doing my Taxes inspired me to clean out my filing cabinet!
Here’s week five – total of 90 items