30 Day Minimalism Challenge

Prior to all of my recent research, I really thought minimalists were the people who bought tiny homes.  They were the ones who had the white walls without a single picture hanging.  You know, all of the straight lines. No character!  Right? I was so wrong.

Over the past few months, I have learned a ton about living a minimal lifestyle.  Pinterest, of course, has been my main source of knowledge.  It has linked me to some great podcasts, YouTube channels and other blogs that discuss all of the benefits of minimalism.

Unfortunately, we have accumulated so much stuff. And for what? Most of it we don’t use or need.  My husband’s favorite phrase used to be, “but it was on clearance.”  Clearance doesn’t mean buy, people. And at the time he was working in retail, so he would literally come home with something every single day.  So we are hoping to put an end to this.

Besides the fact that our home has become so cluttered, just buying for the sake of buying has other consequences.  It contributes to the development of a spoiled brat.  Right now, my three year old thinks that if we are out she should get a toy.  And why shouldn’t she? She’s adorable.  Now we have created a monster.  An entitled monster who gets a toy for no reason, only to forget about it 10 minutes later.  This is the last thing I want my daughter to be.  I want her to understand the value of a dollar.  The value of hard work.  The pride you feel when you earn something.

And lastly, we want our children to remember experiences and create memories.  Physical items fade, but memories last a lifetime.  By buying less stuff and removing excess from our home, we free up time, money and energy to participate in activities.  To take trips.  To enjoy one another.  So join me as we hop on this journey to minimalism.  We are kicking it off with a 30 Day Minimalism Challenge.  Follow me on Instagram or Pinterest to help hold one another accountable.


30 Day Minimalism Challange

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8 thoughts on “30 Day Minimalism Challenge

  1. I’m here. I want less stuff and more experiences! I’m in the middle of a big purge right now. I’m going to follow this guide. Although, it will take my a lot longer than 30 days! Lol

  2. I just love your list. This is something I have never thought about. Definitely looking at following all day by day. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I need this challenge in my life! Especially with running a blog full-time and being a full time mom I am burnt out!

    I see that kids clothes is on the list….seesh my son grows and grows and I do my best to keep up with sorting what he can and cannot fit.

    My biggest issue with downsizing his clothes is that hes 4months he has accidents and getS messy you know how it goes so its like a change of clothes is always needed! I would love to hear your expertise in a future blog post on managing a minimalist life style with small children!

    Love this post thanks hun:)

    1. Definitely not expertise but still learning as we go. Kids clothes was so hard for me to do because they are sentimental to me. When I started this challenge my daughters had a 4 drawer dresser full, their closet was full and some of their clothes were in the guest closet. Now the dresser actually has an empty drawer and all their clothes are in their closet with alot of extra space. You’d be surprised the stuff you don’t need.

      You can start small. Start with stuff he can’t fit anymore. Then start with stuff that is stained beyond him wearing in public. You can keep a few of those clothes for play time. And feel free to just let him be dirty lol. If my girls are playing and get messy, I just leave them that way unless we have to go somewhere. And it’ll cut back on laundry for you!

      Thanks so much for your input and support! You got this, Mama.

  4. Great list! We recently moved, and took the most important stuff with us, leaving a TON of other stuff at the old house while we prepare to sell it. Guess what? We don’t miss it! Now the quandary – do I toss it, give it away, or what? I definitely notice the freedom from not having a bunch of stuff – we moved into my mother-in-law’s house when she passed away, and 20 years of our stuff on top of mom’s stuff and former tenant’s stuff… well, you get the picture.

    Thank you for this great challenge. I’ll be following it.


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