01-13-2013, 07:25 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Mini Minimalist Challenge: 1/14-1/18
The Mini Minimalist Challenge runs each week from Monday-Friday. Weekends can be used as catch up days, and would be a great time to drop off donations. Before & After pictures (or any other progress photos) are encouraged!
I will post the entire 5 days all at once, in case you would like to plan ahead or work out of order. Keep in mind that not all challenges will be relevant for every person or every home. If you find a challenge that does not need to be done, or is in an area of your home that you do not have, either consider it a day off or focus on an area that you really do need to work on.
If you're feeling extra motivated, this is also a good time to wipe down surfaces or vacuum areas that don't usually get much attention. You can consolidate items, eliminate packaging, or reorganize while working on the challenge in that area... but it's okay if you don't!
The goal will be to purge 5 things from each area. You may find more and you may find less, but you want to aim for at least 5 whenever possible. If you stick to just the minimum, you will purge 25 things from your home every week! Comment with your progress and to encourage others, and share with us your successes and struggles.
If you are new, feel free to jump right in where you are! Don't feel like you need to backtrack or catch up to us.
Monday 1.14.13: Purge 5 items from your own closet. Clothes, shoes, accessories, etc. This would also be a good time to dust shelves, reorganize a bit, and tidy up in there.
Tuesday 1.15.13: Purge 5 items from your living room.
Wednesday 1.16.13: Purge 5 items from your entryway area (or wherever you keep jackets, shoes, hats, etc.).
Thursday 1.17.13: Purge 5 items from your car! This would be a good time to bring in anything that doesn't belong, to restock anything you like to keep in there, and to give the interior a quick wipe down (and even vacuum it out) if you find the time and motivation. Maybe a new air freshener?
Friday 1.18.13: Purge 5 items from a non-clothes closet (such as a utility closet, hallway closet, linen closet, or pantry).
BONUS TASK: Finished everything else and looking for something else to do? Pick one room and wipe down the windows (don't get too picky, just what you can easily get to) and then dust the sills.
Mommy to Grant (July 2010) and Greta (July 2012)
I purged 2,920 items in 2012! Working on 2,013 items for 2013.