Hi guys!!! Happy Sunday! It is like the happiest Sunday EVER because Ben & I just signed our dream lease and I’m kindddd of freaking out. I will definitely go into way more detail about this later! But the house hunt is already done.
Ok. So you guys know how important my environment is to me. I don’t know why but my surroundings have the BIGGEST effect on me and any time I can simplify my environment, I find myself so much more calm.
So after reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (you can read this super old post on it here) I started to become a little more particular about what I brought into the house for decor and clothes I’ve purchased and all that fun stuff. Aka no more I-just-bought-20-items-from-Forever-21-for-no-reason shopping trips.
Then, I found out more about the concept of minimalism and kind of loved the idea of it. Because I cannot stand to have a bunch of STUFF for no reason. I think it comes from growing up in a smaller home and we just didn’t have space to store it all. Oh, and moving 8 times in the past 9 years also kind of has made me hate random stuff because I just don’t want to pack it all up and move it if I don’t have to.
Ok. So I swear this is all going somewhere.
My friend Dorothy and I went to dinner a couple of weeks ago, and she is like TOTALLY on the same page with me when it comes to random crap in the house. And we’re both long overdo for a big donation haul. (Seriously, my closet is overflowing with scarves and I can honestly say I have not worn ONE scarf this winter).
SO. I told her about this 30 day minimalism challenge that I heard about on a podcast (and you can read The Minimalists’ post on it here).
But no, this is not the minimalism challenge I attempted in January. Even though it did help me radically cut down on spam e-mails, have an excuse not to wear makeup for a day, and teach me that yes, I can survive a day without social media.
Basically you give away 1 item on day 1, 2 items on day 2, 3 items on day 3 and so forth. You keep going for a full 30 days (!!) with your partner so you can hold each other accountable. And honestly I thought no one in their right mind would be my partner in crime on this.
EXCEPT MY GIRL DOROTHY.
March 1st was day 1 so I’m a couple of days late on this BUT – I purposely didn’t post about it until today because it’s really not too late to join. The way that Dorothy & I decided to do it was to break it up into weekend hauls because in my tiny 1-bedroom apartment there really isn’t a way to “collect” stuff without being in everyone’s way.
SO WHO IS WITH US!??!!
Or maybe you want to partner up with someone in your life.
Doesn’t matter to me!
But heres the breakdown:
Yeah, I know, right? HOLY. ITEMS.
BUTTTTT. Hear me out.
I am personally TOTALLY counting old socks as 1 item each and articles of clothing as 1 item. So when I think of it that way it’s not too intimidating. But that’s part of the challenge! We want to see how far we can make it.
Honestly I think getting rid of socks, undies, and dishes will be at least 1 full week for me. Lol. And clearly I’m not donating everything. The unmentionables will be tossed for anyone who is like uhhhhh??
Ok. So who thinks I’m crazy?
Who wants to join me?
Who is excited to see my skin-and-bones home that remains just in time for my moving date? 🙂
March is going to be a FUN month on here, you guys. I’ll see you SO SOON with something SO FUN. Love you all. Xo.