So I've read Miss Minimalism: Inspiration to Downsize, Declutter, and Simplify, by Francine Jay. It only took me two nights to get through it. Not a very impressive feat; it's only 133 pages.
Turns out that that "one item a day" idea I had, well she does that also. Cool! So I've decided to try to do that all while doing a more important decluttering.
What I got rid of so far:
- A bag of clothes donated to Value Village
- A book I gave to a friend
- A curling iron I never use anymore
- Candle holders that I gave to my mother
- A tablet that I gave to my mother
- An extra kettle
So the plan is to get through the clutter by this summer. I'M SO EXCITED!!!
This Saturday, I will devote 4 hours to decluttering. I must be ruthless! I want to start with my home office area. I've been wanting to tackle this for a while now. I don't think it will take me the full 4 hours to work through my things there, but then maybe it will if I go all in and actually scan any of the paperwork I want to keep to store it digitally instead of in file folders. If it doesn't take me the full 4 hours, next will be my linen closet. I've already gone through it once not too long ago. But I'm sure I could pare things down even more.
I think I may be more excited about this than I was with the Whole30! However, I am planning on doing another Whole30 very soon. It just makes sense for me to keep eating that way. Why? Well because I felt good on it! What better reason is there than that?
I am considering doing before and after photos of my decluttering. I am a little embarrassed to show anyone the before shots. But I figure if I post the after shots at the same time, we can all rejoice in my accomplishments, right? :)
My next blog post probably will be after my Saturday 4-hour decluttering session. YAY!!