Decluttering momentum is an awesome thing when it happens, but to truly maintain a clutter free space, there needs to be regular decluttering by the whole family. So far I’m the main person decluttering and if I get tired or distracted, it doesn’t happen. I’ve been pondering how I can involve my family more.
30-Day Minimalism Game
Something I’m going to try in November is a version of the 30-day Minimalism Game. In the Minimalist’s game, they ask people to get rid of 1 thing on the first day of the month, then 2 things on the second day of the month, and so on until you get to 30 or 31 days for the month. My sons are always up for a game, so to get and keep them involved, we’re going to give this a try.
The exciting thing is that as I was thinking of this idea, I found out that a group of bloggers are also planning on doing it in November. They have a Facebook group dedicated to the mission – The Minsgame-BOSS. They will be updating their blogs every Monday with how things are going in the game, and I’m going to update weekly as well.
I’m not sure I’m going to have full participation from the whole family. When I suggested the idea to my middle son, he stated hopefully, “why don’t we declutter the declutterer.”Challenge: Donate/Trash/Recycle 2,325 items during the 30 Day Minimalism Game with my family.… Click To Tweet
If I could get the whole family involved that would be 465 x 5 = 2,325 fewer items in our house. I’m envisioning us playing this game with a focus on the basement. The idea of our basement having 2,325 fewer pieces in it makes me positively giddy!
Want to play along? I’ll be posting pictures of what we’re decluttering on Instagram through the month with the hashtag #MinsgameBOSS. Feel free to follow me on Instagram to see our progress…and who lasts the longest!
I’ll be sharing this post at these link ups.