A Minimalist Challenge

I want to give myself a minimalist challenge for the new year. Although I have downsized extraordinarily, I still don’t feel like I am at a good minimalistic place. I still feel cluttered. So, let’s solve this. My challenge is to declutter/ minimalize/go through something like a drawer, box, bag every month and blog/make a video about it.

Every month? Why not every week or every day? Well, I live in a tiny apartment and as I said, I have already downsized EXTRAORDINARILY. I feel 12 spots that get uncluttered will be just enough. Besides, I don’t want to overwhelm myself and 52 and 365 are BIG numbers. I don’t think I have that many drawers and bags.

Look forward to updates on the first Saturday of every month!

Do you think this is a good challenge? What do you think?

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This was the start of my 2015 minimalist challenge series. I have changed the rules to be every two weeks. Here is a list of posts that I have made:

1. The Bookshelf
2. File Cabinet
3. Dishes
4. Fiance’s Clothes
5. My Clothes
6. Linen
7. Portfolio Bag
8. Shoes
9. Chest
10. 50 Challenge
11. Going Back Through
12. Bathroom Cabinet
13. Going Back Through, pt. 2
14. Big Box of Goodies
15. Desk
16. A Box
17. File Cabinet pt. 2
18. My Clothes pt. 2
19. Pictures
20. Bookmarks
21. Final

Reducing My Wardrobe

Out of all the types of things I have (books, paper, magazines, purses, ect.), clothing has the most items in it. I have so many clothes, and I only wear a small percentage of them! Mainly because they are unorganized, and I don’t want to go through them to find an outfit. Another reason is because I have no idea what I have. As I’m going through them, I’m finding things that I completely forgot about. So, I’m reducing my wardrobe. Why do I have clothes that I don’t wear and I don’t know about?
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Becoming a Minimalist

I have always liked the idea of being simple and not over exaggerated. I’m a web developer, and seeing simple, beautiful, minimalistic website designs makes my heart soar. And, although I tried to implement these ideas into my own designs, my teachers didn’t understand and didn’t like it. “It’s so plain.” “You can do more.” “You can do better.” They just didn’t get my style.
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My Minimalist Desktop

I didn’t want to put pictures on this blog because of the reason that plain text is gorgeous, and pictures distract. But, I can’t describe things in a way that people can visualize the picture themselves, so visual aids are in order.
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