Purposefully minimal was born from a simple conversation with a group of friends. I see these women and their sweet babies at least once a week, sometimes twice. We talk about anything and everything, so when the topic of clutter came up, I was all over it! I suggested we do a challenge during the month of April and post pictures of purged items to keep each other accountable. The guidelines of our challenge were as follows:
- We sell, trash, or donate one item the first day, two items the second day, three items the third day, and so on.
- Each day we post pictures and/or descriptions of the items that were decluttered.
- We encourage and support one another throughout the process.
That’s all. Friends decluttering with friends in a safe, positive environment. Once a Facebook group was created, I opened the challenge up to a wider group of family, friends, and acquaintances and the response was overwhelming! I quickly realized that people have a desire to reclaim their homes and rid themselves of clutter. They only need a small push in order to get started.
April 1, 2016 marked the first day of the challenge, and momentum has only increased from there! In just under a month, Purposefully Minimal has grown from a simple group text with six friends, to an active Facebook page, Instagram account, and this blog! I find so much joy in encouraging others, and truly love using writing as my creative outlet.
So, if you are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of “stuff” in your home, but don’t know where to begin, try this challenge! Remember, everyone has to start somewhere. With hard work and persistence, you will eventually have the clutter-free home of your dreams!