I just started going through my winter accessories. I know I have a lot of it that I no longer use anymore. I am more than happy to donate it to those who are in need.
My mama crocheted this for me, and it’s really pretty, but I have already decided to keep only two scarves for the winter. I’m going to ask mom, my cousin and my sister if they need any scarves for the winter, and if not, then I can donate this to someone in need.
I have set up my daily decluttering journey. This is where I document about removing one item from my life. The items I am removing from my life will benefit someone else who can use it instead of just sitting around in my room collecting dust.
I first started this project on Monday, June 22nd, of this year. I picked 193 days, because that is how many days were of 2020. This way I will be ringing in 2021 with 193 fewer items. It’s not too late for you to start this journey.
I also focus on my digital declutter by spending about 10 minutes a day. I go through my photos and organize them into albums, and deleting duplicates and any other photos I no longer need.
I encourage others to donate clothes so we can help others who don’t have the things we do to keep us warm. Or just donate anything else you no longer wear to a friend or a family member. A cool idea is organizing a clothes swap in your intermediate circle, where you can bring all of the things you no longer wear or use and have everyone do the same. Once everyone has their items you can just swap what you like and no longer use anymore. That way you can do an exchange with others. Whatever is left over you can donate it if any donation centres are open in your area. This helps with spending less money at shopping malls, and it’s a fun way to get rid of your stuff, too.
I normally just put everything in a reusable bag and hand it off to my Grandma. She is really sociable so she knows which of her neighbours and friends needs each of these items.
This item is from Saturday.
It’s a notebook that I had kept, thinking I would use it one day, but I never did. I had this notebook for several years, so I feel like it would be better with someone else.
So far during my decluttering challenge, I have been finding it quite easy so far. The fact that I have kept so many things that I shouldn’t have even carried with me for all of the years. I am happy that I have been able to keep the momentum going for the past six weeks.
I have decided that since I had this shirt for four years and never really went out of my way to wear this, I feel like I would be better off without it. It’s a cool shirt, but I haven’t really made much effort to wear it. I feel like it’s time to pass this shirt on to someone else.
Digital Clutter: I uninstalled six apps on my phone. Right now, I am focusing on decluttering my phone, and then I’m going to do the same on laptop. It is a bit cluttered.
Right now I am thinking on how I would like this week to unfold and how I can move towards accomplishing my goals.
Earlier today, I was looking at what I can donate. I came across this leggings. They still have the tag on them since I haven’t worn them yet. I feel bad because my mama had bought these as a gift. These pants just seem too wild for me. I prefer clothes that are simple. So I’m just planning on donating to someone who would appreciate this more than I do.
This post is for Sunday’s item. I have been going through arts and crafts supplies, where I found that I had a duplicate of a pencil sharpener, so I placed it with my other office supplies that I no longer, that way I can donate it together. I know in the past years, many office supplies have Back-to-school charity drive. It’s where you can donate your pens, pencils and other supplies to the less unfortunate.
If there isn’t one happening this year because of the coronavirus, then I would just give it someone I know.
I love doing this challenge. I find it really freeing and it’s allowing me to ease in to the whole decluttering mission at a steady pace. I have tried to declutter so many times before, but I felt like I was getting stuck and couldn’t overcome the emotional attachment of things, like clothes. I still have a ton of clothes from years ago, so some of these clothes are too hard to let go.
So that’s where I came up with this whole idea of one item a day, which has been helping me. Like a lot. Because I can discard things slowly and really appreciate the transformation.
Like this shirt was a bit of a challenge to get rid of because I remember wearing it the first time I hung out with one of my friends. What made it difficult was that we don’t really hang out or talk much, we live in different cities now.
Even though this shirt feels a bit snug on me, it was still challenging to get rid of by donating it to someone else. And that’s okay, because than it means that someone else can find just as much joy as I did. And that is what makes this journey so joyous, because you’re getting rid of things so someone can enjoy these things, too. When you own less things that’s whenyou can truly appreciate what you have.