Anyone want to do this with me? I'm not going full-on minimalist 100-things-list style. Just trying to reduce what I don't use, re-purpose what just sits around, and find out what works and is important to me.
How it works:
1. I'm going to write a series of goals. I base it on a weekly process for others, but I'll be working on it here on my deployment on a more daily basis and it isn't a hard-fast system.
2. I'll write out tips and trends and things that help organize it all from various books I've been reading on the subject. (For example, when it comes to clothing, I'll write out concepts and such.)
3. Each week will also create a "bin" of things that need to be gotten rid of--you have the following week to find a purpose for the items, or simply give them away, but they need to be out of your life and house after the week's up otherwise you throw them away. (Unless you're going the garage sale route--in which case, get boxes and tape them up so you can't get into them until you have enough selling items.)
4. Just post your results (Pictures would be awesome btw! Seeing everything get reduced..) any way you can. What tips worked or didn't, or if you find it relaxing and awesome or stressful.
I'm sort of combining concepts with this--taking tips out of 15 minutes a day, minimalist books, life changing self-help books, etc.
It isn't going to take long each week to do the things you need to do (proportionate to the amount of stuff you have..)
If you're participating, here are the weekly goals through the month of June.. so you can jump in on any week and report what you've done in the past, or if you're participating with this, etc.
Pre-challenge: Evaluate your goals and your angle of attack
Week 1: Toiletries
Week 2: Entertainment items
Week 3: Storage
Week 4: Clothes
Week 5: Food, Laundry and cleaners.. a catch-all week really.
Week 6: Paperwork
Week 7: Junk drawers