Cleaning Up With the Minimalist Experiment

I’ve jumped into the Minimalist Experiment over the weekend.

Even after spending far too much time reading I wasn’t quite sure where to start. I wandered around the apartment, trying to decide. It occurred to me that I would do best with a neatened starting point. I have a tendency to leave a trail of clutter behind wherever I go; project left-overs, various books being read, etc. First thing’s first… put everything back in its home.

It didn’t take me too long to get everything put away. This simple de-cluttering certainly made the house feel better.

This is part of the goal!

Part of my reason for wanting to simplify is so that my home doesn’t get over-whelmed with stuff. This stuff not only takes up physical space, but also mental energy. Seeing it all the time stresses/tires me, knowing that I need to do something about it. One of my goals is to get rid of the extra items, to ensure that everything has a home.

As I cleaned I took notice of some of the things that I put away.

  • clothes
  • books
  • papers (notes, homework, lists)

This clutter helped me decide where to start. There were far too many clothes scattered around, some of them had to go. A short while later there was quite a dent made in the closet and dresser. Wednesday I’ll show you what I’ve done (which will also give me a chance to get rid of a few more things).

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