Minimalism seems to be on the trend right now and I don’t know about you, but I am itching to jump on this bandwagon as well. And here are my reasons:
My house is full of clutters. Let me reframe that, my house is full of MY clutters. Seriously, Bounmee pointed it out to Bennett probably 2 nights ago (lol because he is 1 years old and he understands) “Mommy is taking over every room in the house.”
He’s right about that! I mean, if you were to peek in the kitchen, the guest bedroom, Bennett’s room, our bedroom, the hallway, the living room, upstairs, downstairs, the garage, you’ll find either my clothes or my make up, or just something of mine lying around in there. I guess I am just territorial in that way.
I can’t help it!!! Is it really my fault? I live in the age of consumerism, Keeping up with the Kardashians/ or the Jones, whichever you prefer, same thing right? I love everything a normal woman in modern time would love: fashion, beauty, home decor, crafting, shoes, baby outfits…
Epiphany moment: I am a slave to materialism!!!
There is help out there, like, Shopaholic Anonymous. I don’t think I am that extreme (this is probably step 1: Denial of the problem lol). Or another option is going the minimalistic route!
So what is minimalism? In a nutshell, minimalism is simplifying your life. And yes, I need this more than I want it! I need a simple life.
I mean think about the benefits of a simple, neatly, organized house! Think about the energy in my house!!! How refreshing!!! How positive!!!
So how am I going to make this happen?
Well, I am going to take on the 7 day minimalism challenge. I believe, I saw this challenge somewhere on pinterest (gotta love pinterest). There is the 7 day and the 30 day challenge. I’m going start small, baby step.
Adding to the challenge, I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing or if you’re a mom on-the-go, or simply just not into reading, highly recommend the audio version The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. This book is also another reason why I want to start the process of elimination: hence ‘Life -Changing.’
Here is the break down of the 7 day challenge:
Day 1: Clean out your closet.
Day 2: Clean out your inbox to your emails (This is going to take a long time, Lots to eliminate here).
Day 3: Stay offline for 24 hours (OMG—seriously I am going fail on this one)
Day 4: Meditate: walk.
Day 5: Clean up your Facebook friends. I’m going to replace Facebook with Instagram since I do not have Facebook.
Day 6: Don’t spend a dime for 24 hours. Is this even possible??? Does it count if your spouse buy it?
Day 7: Clean out cupboard. I’m just going to toss pantry in here since my cup board isn’t much of the issue.
***Hopefully I won’t cheat. You guys can hear the self doubt in my voice. So friends, I will update you all on I did and what I learned in siete dias! Wish me luck 🙂