02-17-2013, 08:39 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Mini Minimalist Challenge: 2/18-2/22
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 2.18.13: Purge 5 items from bath toys and other bath stuff (towels, wash cloths, shampoos, body washes, etc.). This would be a great time to clean your kids' bath toys, too.
Tuesday 2.19.13: Purge 5 items from your medicine and first aid supplies.
Wednesday 2.20.13: Purge 5 (non-food) items from your kitchen. Let's all focus this week on getting our countertops cleared off so we can keep them that way! Pictures encouraged.
Thursday 2.21.13: Purge 5 items from your purse and/or diaper bag. Restock items that you're low on, such as diapers or wipes or spare outfits. This would also be a great time to go through your bags and purge any that you don't use. Don't forget wallets, reusable bags, lunch sacks, etc.
Friday 2.22.13: Your choice! This might become an every Friday task. Purge 5 items from a problem area. Focus on an area that you've been procrastinating on, that you pretend doesn't exist, that has gotten out of control, or that feels like it is too big for you to tackle because it overwhelms you. We can do it.
BONUS TASK #1: Do you have something (or some things) that you've been meaning to sell? Time to do it. List it for sale, or opt to donate it instead so that it isn't taking up space anymore.
BONUS TASK #2: Clean your kitchen windows.
BONUS TASK #3: Drop off your donations or schedule a pick-up time to have them taken away. Let's get those things out of our houses (and cars).
Mommy to Grant (July 2010) and Greta (July 2012)
I purged 2,920 items in 2012 and 2,014 items in 2013.
2,014 items in 2014?