Hey Guys, well its the end of October and time to follow up with Project Simplicity this month I was focusing on the bedroom you can see the start of the bedroom or keep reading to see how it ended up.
What is Project Simplicity?
I believe that unabashed commercialism is one of the biggest ways that we are hurting the environment. I also desire a simpler life where I’m not constantly desiring more. Therefore I want to create a world with less: less clutter, stress, and wasted money. In turn I will gain more time, sanity, and financial security.
In order to create the world I desire I need to cut down on the stuff in my life. Starting with what is in my house and then moving on to what I bring into my house. I believe its going to take a few steps to get where I want to be but for now this is what I’m thinking: purge and then re-evaluate monthly expenses, all while making a plan for new purchases. Also anything I can sell I’m going to keep the $$ and put it toward our truck. I’m also going to work on simplifying my time, cutting down on the busyness
Step one: Purge
Each month I’m going to pick a room and clear out everything extra, un-needed or un-used. First I will pull out the ‘easy’ stuff, things I know can be donated and never missed. Then I’m going to go back through everything and pull out the maybes things that I don’t use often but thing there might still be a need for. I’m going to pull them all and put them in a box for a month. If at the end of the month I can name something in the box I can keep it if not, it goes. This is not the first time I’ve gone through my clothes I’m normally too lenient, not this time hence the 2 part process. If its just going to take up space and make life more cluttered its gone.
This month: The Bedroom
I had a pretty busy month and pretty much did this in 3 days, purge one produced most of the stuff that I ended up donating. Last week I did one more sort through the room and found a few more things to donate check out my final pile:
- 19 shirts
- 1 skin suit (for water sports)
- 1 dress
- 2 pairs of pants
- 4 sweaters
- 1 pair shoes
- 1 belt
- Lots of jewelry
Honestly I think I still have too many clothes but that is for a few reasons, first off my work clothes DO NOT translate into the normal world clothes. My work requires dark solid clothes and I really don’t even use those for Church. Secondly there are only two of us and waiting till we have enough clothes to do a full load means we are out of a lot of clothing, so I still need stuff in the closet I can ware. Lastly I wear everything I left so I didn’t purge it but do I need to wear everything I have? Nah lets be honest I have my favorites and the rest are worn when the above laundry dilemma plays out. Lastly this has a great benefit of getting your rooms organized, and hopefully the desire to keep them uncluttered. Check out my before (don’t judge me too much remember I was pretty much out of commission for 3 weeks prior to this weekend) and afters below.
My favorite part? Check out the shelves the are much less full and all the empty hangers!!!