Sunday, 10 April 2016

20 Days Minimalism Challenge

I'm trying to minimise my life!

And after learning about the KonMari method and reading her book I convinced some friends to join me in what will be the DECLUTTER EVENT!!!!

In the Marie Kondo book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organising, she says that when you decide to declutter you need to make it an event!

You need to treat that day like a special day and even dress appropriately! To say the truth I didn't do that but...

I got the idea to sell all our stuff we don't need anymore in a flea market on the April 30th!
So we have a date, a goal to achieve and something to look forward to with our friends!!

I even have everything packed and ready to go there and sell! Everything fits in a tidy red suitcase!

This leaves 20 days for the event to come, and I'm already finished!

It can't be! I look around and I see stuff, stuff that I don't know whether I need it or care about it but I didn't select them!

Because this is going to be very important and a great opportunity for me to improve my life I don't want to miss it because I have tunnel vision and can't see what is in front of me!

To stop this feeling that I'm missing something, I decided to do a 20 Day Minimalist Challenge!

What is a 20 Day Minimalist Challenge? 

As far as I understand every day you need to pick an amount of stuff equal to that days ordinal number.

For example:

  •  1st Day -> 1 Thing
  •  2nd Day -> 2 Things
  •  20th Day -> 20 Things

So in the end of this 20 Day Challenge you must have 210 things to give away!

At first 210 things appear to be a lot! But if I find more things in a day that I don't need, it counts for the goal of the next day.

Here I go in this Decluttering Journey!

Wish me luck!


  1. WOW 210 items. I'm sorting and getting rid of things, I so need to get rid of that much too!

  2. Very easy on that first day, but by the 20th day I might be crying. Good luck with your challenge.

  3. I love the idea of setting a date and having an event. I am so not sure I could or cross that out, I KNOW I have that much stuff I could give away. Ineed to do that. Yes I do! Maybe you've inspired me!

  4. The 4/30 end date is great! I wish you luck finding out that less is more.