Week 3

I am on the third week of minimizing my belongings, and I am still easily finding items that I don’t need. Over the past few days I have tossed the following items:

  • 4 T-Shirts
  • 10 Magazines
  • 3 Pairs of Shorts
  • 4 Jackets
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Video Game

Since beginning the experiment, I am noticing a pattern in the items that I choose to hold on to. I tend to keep clothing that I may never wear again, because it still fits. I hold on to school supplies and books, because I feel I may find use for the items. I am finding it much easier to simply toss the excessive contents. It leaves more room in my house and makes finding items less timely.

Week 2

I am on my second week of my minimalism challenge, and it feels great! Here is a list of the majority of items that I have given to the local Goodwill in the past week:

  • 3 T-Shirts
  • 4 Tank Tops
  • 3 Scarves
  • 4 Belts
  • 12 Shoelaces
  • 4 Thermal Shirts
  • 10 CD-R Cases
  • 10 Folders
  • 8 Other various office supplies

There were also a few other odds and ends, but I am trying to emphasize how many items I found unnecessary. It seems a bit ridiculous how I hold on to things that are not being used, but it is a relief to finally get rid of the accumulation.

Week 1

The first week of my experiment wasn’t too challenging. I sorted through my closet and was able to find quite a load of items that I found unnecessary. I ridded myself of the following items:

  • 7 pairs of shoes
  • 13 shirts/sweaters
  • 2 pairs of pants
  • 3 pairs of shorts
  • 1 dress
  • 2 purses
  • 1 wallet
  • 8 accessories (hats, belts & scarves)

Who seriously needs all of these excess items collecting dust? Even though most of them were high-end brands, I didn’t need any of the clutter! Keeping this in mind will definitely ease my way into a simpler life. As the weeks continue, I will pursue following a minimal lifestyle and update a compiled record of my progress.