Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Reviewing the Minimize Challenge
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During the past month, I have been challenging you to simplify your life by decluttering, minimizing – and choosing to live a life of intention.
This is the last day of the challenge. Hopefully, the posts, reflections and challenges have given you something to think about and provided some ideas that you will choose to apply in your home and your life. Some of the strategies here might be ones that you want to make your own and others you might find will not work for you and your family. I hope that the challenge will inspire you to make some changes to take control of your life and your stuff.
As a reminder, here is a list of the topics presented over the past 29 days.
Day 1: 30 Days of Minimizing
Day 2: What is Minimalism?
Day 3: Customizing Your Minimalism Experience
Day 4: Tips to Start Decluttering
Day 5: 5 Benefits of Minimalism
Day 6: Minimalism Can Improve Your Finances
Day 7: Minimalism Can Save Time
Day 8: Minimalism Can Reduce Stress
Day 9: Avoid Overwhelm of Decluttering and Minimizing
Day 10: Is Downsizing Right for You?
Day 11: Minimalism and Your Digital Life
Day 12: Ready to Minimize? Your Closet is a Great Place to Start.
Day 13: Name and Tame Your “Clutter Magnets”
Day 14: Shop With Intention
Day 15: Support Minimalism with Multi-Function Objects
Day 16: Not Used It In a Year? Let It Go.
Day 17: Sharing Your Minimalism Story.
Day 18: 5 [More] Resources on Living a Life of Intention
Day 19: Find a Minimalism Accountability Partner
Day 20: Choose Experiences Over Things
Day 21: Minimalism Diet: Simplify Food and Prep
Day 22: 30 Quotes About Living With Intention
Day 23: Minimalism Can Increase Gratitude
Day 24: Don’t Keep Things ONLY Because of Guilt
Day 25: 5 Ways to Manage Memorabilia
Day 26: Simplify With One In, One Out
Day 27: What’s a Capsule Wardrobe and Why Would You Want One?
Day 28: 8 Responses to “Why I’m A Minimalist”
Day 29: Decluttering Is Not A One Time Event
~~~What has had the biggest impact on you? What tips and ideas have you found the most helpful? Those are the posts that you want to come back to again and again.
Take a few minutes today to reflect on not only how far you’ve come, but more importantly, how this simple 30-day challenge has influenced you and changed you for the better. What positive experiences have you had as a result of this journey?~~~
Have any of these approaches really struck a chord with you?
I hope that you have enjoyed the challenge. Thanks for joining me for the month. If there are parts of this challenge that resonate with you, create systems to make them part of your routine. Good luck on your journey to live with greater intention and take more control of the clutter in your life. to help you stay on top of your clutter.
Stay tuned for more tips, strategies, challenges and sharing.
Challenge Questions for Day 30
Were there tips and ideas that you have already applied in your day-to-day life?
Are there any that you plan to try but haven’t yet had a chance to implement?
How will you continue your quest to simplify your life?
Declutter Challenge for Day 30
Something You Missed?
Is there a challenge you were hoping for this past month? Any area that you haven’t tackled and really want to finish – or start?
Today is a perfect time to take on one of those areas – perhaps your children’s play area or your pet corner or a closet in the basement. This is the day to start.