As you may already know, I am a little bit of a decluttering freak. A minimalist lifestyle speaks to me, and although I don’t think I’ll ever be a “100 things minimalist”, I still value the basics. With the start of a new year, I decided that I would start a challenge. Declutter 365 items from my house this year. I don’t think this is a stretch, but it will challenge me to keep up with the amount of Stuff that resides in my house.
While you declutter, look for items that you can sell either on eBay or Craigslist. That way you are not only decluttering your home but you are also making a few bucks at the same time!
Are you up for the challenge? I’d love for you to join in.
Here are my ideas:
365 Decluttering Challenge
-Have a weekly check in for those participating. I think it would be awesome if participants would post photos on their blogs of the items they’ve decluttered. Maybe even before/after photos of the rooms would be a good idea! I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for before and after photos. I think they are so inspiring!
-If you’re hard core and you have a lot of Stuff, you may want to consider upping your goal to 2011. Personally I didn’t want to undertake this goal because we’d probably have nothing left if I did! If you can stand to purge more items, go for it!
-Keep an eye on what goes into the home. Of course, it’s easier to live with less if you’re not bringing more items in! Keep it simple.
These are fairly simple guidelines. I think it’s a fairly easy concept- simplify your life and home by decluttering 365 items in one year. If you’re up for the challenge, let me know below in the comments, and I’ll add you to the group!