Something is going on globally, as I have never seen so many blogs and posts about living a more minimalistic lifestyle. Perhaps too many episodes of “Hoarders – Buried Alive” has inspired this new trend, but this is a fad I am really excited about and I am completely onboard with the theory of “less is more” and “quality versus quantity”.
I am in the midst of a move for August 1st, 2015 and nothing brings you closer to the reality of how much stuff you have accrued over the years which is adding no value to your life. It is for all intensive purposes “junk” collecting dust, even if it is a bubble gum pink, leather Coach mini purse you used once in your life, if it is taking up space and you’re not enjoying it, get rid of it!
Here comes the challenge! For thirty days I will get rid of items based on what day it is. For example, Day 1 (today) I will get rid of one item, on day two – two items, however on day 27 – 27 items!!!! Get the picture?! I cannot take credit for this challenging minimizing idea; this belongs to two guys known as “The Minimalists”. You can join in the fun by visiting the below link:
I am feeling fairly confident about this challenge, seeing I have a lot of stuff and I am moving into a smaller space, but I am a bit concerned about hitting the later days of the thirty day challenge. I am also competing with a friend of mine, and the winner will receive a paid for dinner, unless we both win!
I will be posting a picture each day of the item(s) I give away, recycle or throw away (#MinsGame). I’ve decided that the items I decide to sell do not count as I am profiting in a minimal way, which I plan to also put towards debt.
Day one of the Minimalists Game:
Years ago I was very into the nautical look, so I bought a comforter set which included this barrel shaped cushion. I got rid of the comforter, but kept the cushion, and it has been sitting in my closet collecting dust. I am giving it away, as someone may be able to enjoy it, but I don’t need it.
Tomorrow, I will post a picture of the two items I am saying aurevoir to for day two; see you then!