Get Rid of the Clutter
Happy New Year!!
2021 is starting out with a Bang!
My Buckeyes are going to play for the National Championship, our Christmas presents have all arrived, and the Browns made the playoffs - we are headed up!
Like everyone else I have spent most of the Holidays watching TV, some good, some awful, some interesting.
Earlier in December, I watched a documentary on Netflix called Minimalism. It was these 2 guys who call themselves The Minimalists (they have a website and a podcast too) and they talk about how less stuff, equals more joy. Now I can buy into that alittle bit. Having less stuff means less to manage or clean or repair. I don't know that I am all in. But, that documentary got me thinking about all the stuff in my house that I don't use, and don't want. I am going to use January to try and get rid of some of this stuff.
The last documentary featuring this pair (also on Netflix) is called The Minimalists: Less is Now. I thought that the first documentary was better, but it's okay. Spoiler Alert: it ends with a challenge. It's a simple challenge, take one month and for every day get rid of the number of items of that day. For example, get rid of 1 item on the first, 15 items on the 15th. So by the end of the month, you are getting rid of 30/31 items in one day. To me, that is a bit much. I'm not sure I have that much I am ready to part with. Now you don't have to throw it away, you can sell it, donate it, or recycle it, whatever seems appropriate.
In the spirit of this challenge I will be getting rid of one item per day (maybe more, depends) in the month of January. I will post my progress on Instagram (@cwonderful2018) and on twitter (@cyndic88) everyday. I created a donate box, and at the end of the month I will sort it out and figure out what can go to the animal shelter, and what will go to the Salvation Army.
I hope this inspires you to clean out the clutter in 2021.
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