Day 1 – Minimalism Challenge 2016 

In 2015 I tried the 30 Day Minimalism Challenge.  I only made it to day 26; so close!  Despite not completing the challenge I still was able to decrease more than four garbage bags full of stuff. The clutter was not only affecting my space yet impacting my mental state.  Clutter is chaos and it …

Minimalism Challenge – Done at day 26

Well, I completed this challenge up to day 26. I have part of day 27, but let’s face it, I was floundering for the last few days, but I got rid of so much stuff! I am still combing through my belongings to find items to give away. Clutter is chaos. How much you own …

Day 26 – Minimalism Challenge

Welcome to my belated day 26 of the minimalism challenge. I am not sure if a day 27 is in the cards. I know it is only four more days to make it to 30, but I am scraping to find stuff at this point. If I am able to make the next four days, …

Day 25 – Minimalism Challenge

Better late than never! I apologize for the delay as yesterday it was my birthday and not only did I take a day off from work, but also blogging. Yesterday I wore my Birthday dress which I bought over the weekend (part of the five piece French wardrobe, working with my favorite colors – black …

Day 24 – Minimalism Challenge

I am floundering at this point. I am beginning to wonder if I can make it to day 30, but I am determined. A recovering shopaholic must have a box somewhere of stuff to give away. I recently bought an adorable black and white polka dot dress which is very retro a la 50s & …

Day 23 – Minimalism Challenge

I have been procrastinating as I watch Orange is the New Black, and I am doing a Netflix Blitz, but let’s get on with the decluttering. I posted a few items today on Kijiji hoping to bring in a wee bit of moolah, but if not I will give away. They are items I don’t …

Day 22 – Minimalism Challenge

Today is day 22 and you should be prepared to start witnessing some odd give aways. Regardless of how small the item may be, it is still additional stuff leaving my pad! Day 22: 1 – 2. Stuffed animals 3 – 5. Pens 6. An umbrella sheath (do people seriously use these?) 7. A lamp …

Day 21 – Minimalism Challenge

I have to admit I am shocked I have made it this far with purging. Most items have been fairly easy to be rid of, as I keep asking myself the following questions: 1. Do I use/wear this item? 2. Do I love this item? 3. How does this item add quality to my life? …

Day 20 – Minimalism Challenge

Today is day 20 and I suspect the real challenge to find stuff to dispose of or give away for the next ten days will be difficult. I do want to live a life with less clutter, and more simply in general. It isn’t about giving up style or living more cheaply; it is about …