Days 29 & 30: A Pile of Random Things
If you were looking for a grand finale I hope you are not disappointed with my pile of random things pictured here. I ended up combining the last 2 days and clearing out a couple of closets that hadn’t been touched before. Just like I said in yesterday’s post, when you’ve got the mindset to clear things out, you look at your stuff with a different perspective. Do I need this? Have I used it? Do I love it? Because if the answer is “No,” I am on a mission now to jettison.
What did I get rid of today? Nothing terribly interesting and it makes me wonder why it was still in my closet. There was an unused notebook, some cardboard boxes (surprise, surprise), some plastic containers that I was “going to use to store things someday,” a guest book engraved with an old company’s name on it, sealing wax that ripped the paper when I tried to use it, a bunch of old buttons from clothes I no longer own, an old coffee can I covered in burlap that didn’t look as cool as I though it would, some marketing swag from other companies, some plates and cups that I didn’t need, etc.
I could go on but the truth is there were no treasures here. Nothing that I needed to keep. Nothing sentimental and nothing that I really questioned twice. While I did have some items on other days during this challenge that I had to ponder, getting rid of today’s 30 and yesterday’s 29 really was easy. That means YOU can do it, too.
Thanks for the suggestion, Minimalist Guys! You provided inspiration for a fascinating and challenging month for me that I’ll remember and share with others for a long time!