Declutter With The 30 Day Minimalism Challenge
If you want to incorporate minimalism in your life and or want to become a minimalist. I recommend that you start with the 30 Day Minimalism Challenge.
What Is The 30 Day Minimalism Challenge?
If you’ve never heard of the 30 Day Minimalism Challenge. Basically you declutter and get rid of items that you own over the course of a month. You get rid of the number of items that correspond with the day. For example, on day one you get rid of one item. On day two you get rid of two items. So on and so forth for an entire month. By the end of the month you will have gotten rid of 465 items.
Declutter With Me
Recently I did this challenge and recorded it on my YouTube channel. I chose to do the minimalism challenge for the month of July, which had 31 days in it. I filmed myself decluttering items that I owned one week at a time. Working my way throughout my home room by room. Below is a breakdown of the amount of items I decluttered each week along with the video to go along with it. I hope that you will find these videos mildly entertaining and that you will also be inspired to do some decluttering yourself.
Minimalism Challenge Week 1
For week one, I decluttered 33 items. Which included expired foods, towels, bedsheets, furniture, shoes, and cosmetics.
Minimalism Challenge Week 2
For week two, I decluttered 79 items. Which included toiletries, magazines, office supplies, electronics, expired medicine, and household items.
Minimalism Challenge Week 3
For week three, I decluttered 126 items. Which included hangers, furniture, tools, cards, and negatives of photos.
Minimalism Challenge Week 4
For week four, I decluttered 183 items. Which included photos, tupperware, ornaments, craft supplies, and grade school certificates.
Minimalism Challenge Week 5
Week five consisted of days twenty nine, thirty, and thirty one. So it was not a full week but I refer to it as week five. For week five, I decluttered 91 items. Which included miscellaneous items that I scoured my house for in order to complete this challenge.
The first two weeks of the challenge were the easiest. I immediately got rid of the items that I already knew that I needed to get rid of. But then when I got to weeks three and four I had to start getting creative and really intentional with the items that I was decluttering. By week five I was scouring my home for anything that I could find that I no longer needed or wanted.
I ended up getting rid of 512 items. It felt liberating getting rid of each and every item. Stay tuned for a future blog post. Where I am going to share how my life has changed since doing the minimalism challenge. I’m actually going to start doing this challenge every six months. However, since I just did the 30 day challenge for July. I may switch things up and do a 14 day challenge in January.
If you plan on doing the minimalism challenge. I would recommend that you do what I did. Work your way throughout your home room by room and slowly start decluttering. If you do not have a large space with multiple rooms to declutter. Then I would suggest you start by decluttering specific items by category. For example, your clothes, shoes, accessories, and handbags. Categorize the items that you own and then slowly start pairing them down.
I hope that you enjoyed reading this blog post. If you have any questions feel free to comment down below.
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