31 Day Declutter Challenge

Only days away from starting the first ever Beautiful Minimal Millennial 31 Day Declutter Challenge and this challenge is creating quiet the buzz! This challenge is a bit different than others. First, it isn’t all about the physical stuff. Second, removing the mental and emotional stuff counts. Third, removing one thing or thought a day is totally manageable.

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If you have read any of my posts, you know I love to declutter, remove the excess, and pay off debt. I also love to listen to decuttering/organizing/debt pay off podcasts and read books on the same topics. There are a lot of decluttering challenges out there. Most of them focus on the stuff. The Minimalist have a 30 day decluttering game where you get rid of 1 thing on day 1 and 2 things on day 2 and 3 things on day 3 and so on. Getting rid of the physical stuff is great. But what happens when you have decluttered your space already or you just want to try this declutter thing on to test the waters?

I have just the challenge for you! Join me in October where I plan to declutter 1 thing per day. Since we are only a month away from the start of a busy holiday season, I believe there is benefit of letting go before we head into the holiday season. I want to let go of some bullshit narratives I have on replay. I want to let go of expectations, people, and obligations that no longer fill me up. I want to make space for people, experiences, and things that fill me up.

The rules are simple:

  1. Remove one thing from your life per day.
  2. Keep a list of the things you decluttered in October.
  3. Tag BMM on Instagram and use #goodbye31

Suggested items to remove:

  • Ditch clothing that you no longer wear.
  • Cancel the plans that will leave you feeling drained.
  • Eliminate an expectation that you thought you needed to keep.
  • Delete a toxic person from your phone book or social media.
  • Unsubscribe from emails that no longer serve you.



Just Wear the Fancy Dress

Recently I wrote about chipping my Nanny’s (aka my grandmother’s) fine china platter after deciding that I’d put it in the dishwasher, use it, risking damage rather than saving it in the cabinet for a special day.  Today I’m writing about one of two fancy dresses that I typically save for weddings, funerals, and those … Continue reading Just Wear the Fancy Dress

5 Reasons Why Minimalism Is NOT a CULT

I’m not exactly sure how it happened, which is probably how everyone starts their sentence when they realized they may have accidentally joined a cult, but I found the Common Cult Podcast and started to binge listen a couple weeks ago.  Eryn and Heather previously hosted The Practical Minimalists Podcast which I also binged and LOVED.  When I … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Minimalism Is NOT a CULT