Alright, here it is...the long awaited for minimalism challenge! Hopefully you've gotten started with the 10 things to get rid of for a clutter-free home and now you are ready for a bigger challenge!
As we mentioned in our "how we became rich" post, there are a billion different definitions of minimalism, just as there are a billion different definitions or "pictures" of fitness too. Some people might picture a marathon runner or sprinter and someone else might picture a weight lifter or yogi. They could all be correct but it just depends on how you look at it. When most people picture minimalism they picture tiny houses, white walls, no furniture or just white furniture, no possessions, no fun, etc. That could definitely be minimalism but that isn't what it is to us. To us it is just living with what we need and little to no extra. You don't have to throw everything away and move into a tiny house (unless you want to!) in order to get started. Also, as with fitness, your entire family might not be supportive which is okay. You can still start your own journey and I bet if you lead by example, they will follow!
We have this listed as a 30-Day Minimalism Challenge, but just like our fitness challenges, you need to adjust this to the time frame that you can handle.
This is how it works, each day/week/month tackle the room/item(s) listed. So for example, on Day 1 you will clean out your refrigerator. You can approach this however you want but go through what is in your refrigerator item by item to determine if it's something you will keep, toss, or give away. Continue this each day for what is listed. Some projects will be very short and some may take more than a few days, just depending on your schedule. One piece of advice, don't let your toss or give away pile sit around for too long. Get those items out of the house ASAP!
Time to get started!