So I started the dumping!
Day 1: I went through piles and shelves of children’s books, and I actually threw away about 10 of them. These books were poor quality books not suited for any child, which is why I decided against donating them.
1. Even if I own 200 children’s books, I use the same 10 over and over, because the other 190 are not accessible! This was a great activity because book reading became exciting again, not only for me, but for my son as well.
2. De-cluttering gets messy. If you can’t handle a mess, only engage in de-cluttering when you have ample time to clean up your mess, or keep it simple and small. For example: narrow your de-cluttering to your magazine pile, your wallet, your kitchen drawer etc.
4 responses to “AIM 1: Day 1: Progress Report…”
Very exciting and insightful blog. I feel like the lessons learned are so true and one can only figure that out by going through the process. Thanks Adele. Can’t wait for garbage day to start
Garbage day started! Jump in. Don’t worry if you feel like you have nothing to throw away, just look through your bag or your wallet, or walk in your car; I guarantee you’ll fulfill the AIM in no time.
Looking good! Congrats on the blog!
Thanks Nicole! I hope the message is clear, I am not looking to become a “minimalist,” but I am definitely hoping to minimize!