My style has never been one of excess, but my home is filled with an old version of me that has been weighing on my mind every time I look at it for months.
My solution is to publicly commit to getting rid of 231 items from my home and recording the daily journey on instagram (@mydecoreducation). Starting 1 March.
Part of my wants to shed everything I own to make room for the next, right now!
I even went so far as to go on a cleaning rampage while recently house sitting for my parents house. I got rid of over 15 drawers jam-packed with STUFF. It felt good but it was safer proposition than what I’m embarking on – my stuff.
On the other hand, my home is already a carefully curated collection, so all I have left to get rid of is memories.
But the decision has been made. I’m doing a 21 day Minimalism Instagram challenge, called the Minimalist Game; inspired by The Minimalists. #minsgame
So, what’s the challenge?
- get rid of an item from your home everyday for 21 days
- get rid of an extra item every following day (day 1, 1 item / day 2, 2 items / day 3, 3 items / etc.)
- 231 items in total!
- document everything on Instagram for posterity
- Starting today, Tuesday 1 March.
Or I’ll give up.
Or I’ll complete it and then feel even more empty.
Or I’ll lose precious memories.
Or I’ll like it.
This last option is the one I’m most afraid of (read afraid of success). I’ve spent so much time curating and creating the items in my home, I’m worried that it’ll make it feel pointless.
Why 21 days?
I’ve never been able to keep up one of those 31-day self-improvement challenges. There’s something about a whole month that is just passed my tipping point.
21 days feels like a round yet challenging amount of time, so that’s what I’m committing to.
Watch me go through the pain.
Too scared to try this out yourself? That’s OK. I’ll continue to share what it’s like here, on this blog, so subscribe for regular updates (form in the sidebar).
Follow me on Instagram to watch how I minimalize my life. Starting today, I’ll post photos of everything I get rid of (writing that last sentence was scary – that’s 231 items!).
Or, tell me about what you want to minimalize in your home by leaving a comment below.
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