As a practicing minimalist you wouldn’t think that I’d need a decluttering challenge, but I do. I accumulate stuff just like Every. One. Else.
So let’s debunk a fallacy right now: Decluttering is not something you do once. It’s something you do again and again each year. Because…
…people give you things you don’t always use.
…and you buy things you think you’ll need but then never end up using.
…and your life changes, including your interests and needs and the size of your waistline.
All of these things make decluttering an ongoing pursuit, and I’m overdue for a pass through my possessions.
My primary motivation for decluttering is always the same: To create space for new things to grow in my life.
I’d love you to join me. What new things would you like to create space for? A new relationship? A new hobby? A new business? A new healthy way of living?
Let’s not make the common mistake of trying to cram this new thing into our current life and space. Our clutter, unfinished projects, unsightly junk, and neglected objects are weighing us down—stealing precious energy from something new we’re trying to grow.
So let’s create some breathing room, K?
Join me on a 21-day decluttering challenge:
- Every day, for 21 days, find 10 objects to get rid of.
- These objects can be physical or digital (though I recommend that you stick to physical as much as possible because they offer a better psychological bang for your buck.).
- Get rid of them. (This step is obvious but for real–how many times have you created a donate pile and then let it sit in your closet, car or entryway for months?)
Easy, right? I’ll be sharing what I’m getting rid of, plus a couple things that I’ve found to be helpful with decluttering along the way, so follow my progress, and share your own, on Instagram.