It seems like the second Halloween is over, the Christmas decorations start popping up everywhere. While this a joyous and exciting time for a lot of people, it’s also one that can be filled with anxiety and dread. When the house seems like it’s already overflowing, the last thing to be excited about is more stuff.
.March was a hard month. January and February brought about a lot of simplifying and decluttering, which lead to a lot less stress and more motivation, March really knocked the wind out of me. Because of that, I took most of the month of March off from doing much of anything and since then, put a lot of my simplifying on hold.
2016 is finally over and it’s time to look ahead for 2017! While the usual goals of eating healthier, being more active, losing weight, or building a business are great goals, this year I’m trying something a little different.
This blog so far has been all about my journey to simplify, declutter, and discover minimalism. My friend Amy (from AmyFillinger.com) and I are going to be taking on the 30-Day Minimalism Game (#minsgame) to start off the new year with less stuff!
We all have those “someday” projects. The ones we’ll get to when we have the time or once something else happens first. Those projects that we really love and are passionate about, or would just make our lives easier, that never seem to be a top priority.
The question is… why do we procrastinate on these projects? Why not just get them done?
This summer has been busy, especially in August! We’ve had two trips out to Michigan; to visit and for a pirate-themed wedding. Plus, getting the little one back to school and adjusting our routine around that and after school activities.
I really wanted to have more of the house decluttered by now but fell a little short of those goals. With school now in session, I’m planning on spending more time tackling the rest of the house.
As I continue following along with the KonMari process, after clothes comes books then papers. Even though I’ve done these three categories the first time I tried to KonMari my house, I was still really surprised by the number of clothes I was able to part with. This gave me some hope that books and papers would follow that same trend.
In a way, they did and in a way they didn’t. I got to see areas I did really well in last time and also places I’m still really struggling. Since the books and papers categories were pretty reasonable, I combined them both here.