I can’t believe how fast this summer has gone by, and that we are only a few weeks away from school starting back up. Something about this time of year kicks me into a productive mode and has made me want to declutter! If you have been feeling buried under stuff but are too overwhelmed to start, you are going to want to join me on my August decluttering challenge!
We are going to start on August first with getting rid of one item. On August second we will get rid of 2, and so on. This is such an easy way to start decluttering without overwhelming yourself. It’s kind of like the old example of how to eat an elephant – one bite at a time.
Here’s a YouTube video I did with more details:
I am so excited to get started and get rid of things I don’t love in my house! I am a long time minimalist, but I still haven’t mastered the art of “enough.” It seems like there is a CONSTANT stream of stuff coming into my house, which means I have to continually edit my possessions. My goal for the second half of 2017 is to address issues like contentment, getting closer to zero waste, and resetting my home to a sanctuary that suits my taste and needs. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
The first step to making your home a haven of relaxation and style is to get rid of the junk! I would encourage you to be bold in decluttering. I, too, have those thoughts of “what if I need this later?” But the peace you feel after getting that extra stuff out of your house is worth so much more than anything you will get rid of.
I just went through my planner/pen cart last night. If you have followed me for any amount of time, you KNOW how much I love pens and planners! But I dug deep and really got rid of things I don’t realistically use, and I can’t believe how much nicer it looks and how much more functional it is. If I can do it, so can you!
If you plan to join along with me in this August declutter challenge, please comment below and let me know! I’ll be posting a picture every day on my Instagram of what I am decluttering. If you post pictures please tag them with #plaidfuzzdeclutter so I can find them. Happy decluttering!