Posts tagged ‘Minimalism’


Reduce Clutter; The Game Plan

I have previously spoken about the 100 thing challenge, which may be a bit more extreme than I am capable.  It simply is an attempt to reduce the total number of items one owns to bellow 100.  I also had looked into the idea of the 500 things challenge, which while more forgiving may still be a bit out of reach.  Getting rid of 500 items would require me to toss more than half of the stuff I own.  Instead I have decided to get rid of 30 items every month (regardless of the length of that specific month).  This will result in ridding myself of 360 pieces of clutter by the end of the year.

I think this may end up being the most difficult resolution for me to stick to.  I, as with many americans, love my stuff.  However, after taking a class on conservation I have been making a conscious effort to not purchase items I have no real need for.  I have finally decided to take this to its logical conclusion of getting rid of items previously purchased, and never used.  I will keep you updated as the year goes on as to my progress on this goal.


2011 Resolutions

Having a list of my new year resolutions for 2011 will hopefully be a way for me to be held accountable for my resolutions.  I truly have no idea how I will do on my resolutions.  This is the first year I have ever even made the commitment of deciding on a resolution.  I am hoping that by planning ahead with an easy to follow plan (full of safe guards to prevent failure) will help me follow through.