Simple Living

30 Things in 30 Days

I spent the last couple of years downsizing my belongings because I was moving and shifting my life. I thought I had done this fairly successfully until I moved again this past month. There is nothing like a move to show you how much you actually still own!

As someone who does not like to spend any needless money, I can fall into the habit of holding onto something for longer than necessary “just in case I need it” in the future. I find I can also be overly sentimental, holding onto pointless keepsakes, and keeping things simply because I don’t know what to do with them.

Sitting surrounded by boxes of stuff on my first night at my new home, I decided to declutter my life a little and commit to getting rid of 30 things in 30 days. 

I find that my personal space often reflects my emotional one. When my space gets chaotic it is a time for me to hit pause and check in on what’s going on. I plan to use this 30 days to take stock of what I have and what is important to me.

Three more things I hope to accomplish:

  1. Remove the useless items from my house that I don’t want to move next time!
  2. Re-prioritize where “stuff” fits into my life and my values.
  3. Refocus on living a life that creates less waste–financially and tangibly with my stuff.

So what about you? Want to jump in on this 30 things in 30 days with me? I’d love the encouragement of having you along with me! Share below what you’re hoping to accomplish in your 30 days. 

I’ll post next week the first 7 things I decided had to go. Stay tuned!

Journey through all the posts in this series:
Post #1: 30 Things in 30 days: Introduction
Post #2: The First 7 Things
Post #3: Choosing 8-14
Post #4: The Next 7
Post #5: Almost the End
Post #6: The Final 2 and What to do With it All

This post was originally written in 2017 and republished in 2020.

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