That’s what I kept asking myself in the beginning (after I acknowledged my problem, but before I started addressing it). That’s what started all this.
So, maybe you feel weighed down by too many things too. Maybe you’ve read Marie Kondo’s Life Changing Magic of Tidying up, and feel that a six-month process (no matter how amazing the benefit) just seems too overwhelming.
You can start simply.
Here is one very simple way to begin decluttering your home
- Open up a shopping bag. Label the bag “Donations”.
- Keep it off to the side in a central area of your home (so that it’s not a chore to find).
- Every day put one thing in the bag that feels excessive in your life. Something that you just don’t care for or often gets in the way. Just one thing. Tip: a dried out pen in your junk drawer is an easy place to begin.
- Let the bag just sit there until it fills up.
- Drop the bag off at a thrift shop or church in need. Note: If you feel hesitation, second thoughts, or you’re just not sure you’re ready to let go, put the bag in the back of a closet or something. If a year goes by and you forget all about it. Get rid of it! You’ve already let go mentally, why not follow through physically?
- It’s that simple.
- Questions? Doubts? Let me know below.
That is the process I used which led to this…
- The internet is full of amazing resources and inspiration. I keep track of my favorites on Pinterest Follow Lisa’s board Minimalism on Pinterest.
- Can’t access Pinterest? Dig into Joshua Becker’s blog, Becoming Minimalist
- Do you have any favorites? Share them in the comments below. I’d love to keep learning about minimalism.