Less is Now 30 day Challenge (Week 2)

Check out my first minimalism post if you haven’t already for a little context.

Guidelines – sell, donate

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 two – total of 77 items

Day 8: winter boot/pants cover, coffees mug, plastic silverware, 3 can food items, a stand, and a doggie coat
Day 9: Grounding pad, old baking soda, oatmeal, 2 tea, coffee filter, lid, onion mix, and noodle mix
Day 10: TV, mop, dirty yucky container, pants, 2 pet bowls, 2 jackets, prayer seat, air freshener
Day 11: 2 pants, motorcycle helmet cover, T-shirt, 2 shorts, and 5 boxers (tossing🤪)
Day 12: 12 pairs of socks
Day 13: 13 items from my junk drawer
Day 14: 14 items more from junk drawer

Week 2 complete. Still have more areas in my house prior to heading out to the garage. So as I’m removing items I’m organizing a bit along the way. Feeling good, feeling lighter.

Take it easy,

Dwight😊

Less is Now 30 day Challenge (Week 1)

Check out my first minimalism post if you haven’t already for a little context.

Guidelines

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.

Heres week one – total of 28 items

DAY 1: A one year old instant pot I’ve only used once. I gave it to my daughter who is totally excited. This was a bit tough because my sister gifted it to me for helping her move across the country, so I did feel a bit guilty getting rid of it. I think this emotion will come up often, but the flip side is it isn’t doing any good sitting in my cupboard.
Day 2: Instant pot yogurt cups/rack and some instant pot grippy thingies🤪
DAY 3: See day 1😁. Yes, I’m getting a lot of mileage out of day 1.
Day 4: 2 hats, 2 pair of pants
Day 5: 5 pillows
Day 6: 4 pillowcases, 1 small blanket, and 1 backpack. I’m not cheating on the pillowcases…really…I got 30 days folks🤪
Day 7: 4 Toque’s, 1 pair of gloves,and 2 garden flags

Alrighty then, week one is DONE! I was surprised going through closets and bins and finding stuff I haven’t used in years. It’s awesome seeing the open space now left behind!

Hope everyone is doing well,

Dwight✌️

How might your life be better with less? (Minimalism: 1)

What the hell is minimalism? Minimalism is the thing that gets us pass the things, so we can make room for life’s most important thing which actually aren’t things at all.

Joshua Fields Millburn

Minimalism is a tool that can assist you in finding freedom. Freedom from fear. Freedom from worry. Freedom from overwhelm. Freedom from guilt. Freedom from depression. Freedom from the trappings of the consumer culture we’ve built our lives around. Real freedom.

The Minimalist

I thought today may be a great time to introduce Minimalism into my blog. Minimalism found me in 2015. Literally. I didn’t go looking for it, but after a divorce from a marriage of 16 years, being $35,500 debt, and being at the lowest of lows – I was forced to relook at my life. More on that on post 2. For now watch these two movies or go research this lifestyle if your soul is saying there is more to life then just things. I realize you may not have Netflix, but possibly you have a friend who might?

From Netflix: MINIMALISM, A documentary about the important things

People dedicated to rejecting the American ideal that things bring happiness are interviewed in this documentary showing the virtues of less is more.

From Netflix: The Minimalist, Less Is Now

They’ve built a movement out of minimalism. Longtime friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus share how it’s never too late to start over with less, and why simplifying can lead us to more fulfilling lives.

After watching these, if you’re up to take the Less Is Now 30 day challenge – let me know in the comments. Start whenever feels right for you.

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 partake.

Looking forward to sharing more on Minimalism in future posts!

Peace,

Dwight