30 Day Declutter Challenge – Week 3 – Kind of?

I decided to do the 30-day decluttered challenge. In this challenge, you have 30 days to declutter items from your home. In this challenge, the day of the challenge pairs with the number of items you have to get rid of, so one day 1, you pick one item to get rid of and on day 30, you get rid of thirty pieces. So, in total, you will be getting rid of 460 things.

It has been a journey for me to downsize my material possessions. I’ve been doing it for over two years and still have a lot to go. What I want in my home are items that bring me joy and less work.

I am still sticking with the theme of the “30-Day Challenge,” but really my goal is to get rid of 460 items. It sounds like a cheat, but I don’t think so because it’s my things and my journey.

I am trying to be thoughtful in this journey because the worse thing I can do it totally get rid of my stuff and then it ends up in the dump. I don’t want to me that person. I have found some places on the internet and on Brooklyn that recycle your items or actually use the items you donate. I have also been known to give a homeless person a pair of shoes or a sweatshirt or two if they need it. There is always a way not to waste. At least, that is what I hope for in this process.

So, below are the items that I am decarding this week. I hope some of these things will be helpful to others. Some of the items are things that I really need to get rid of because they are old or empty. Let me know if you are on a similar journey, and I would love to see what you are decluttering too.

Also to remind you that you should have fun with the challenge. If you truly love an item, don’t throw it out for the sake of the challenge or the status quo. This exercise intends to make your home a representation of you and your family.

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Who am I? I am the lady with the mind that never sleeps, and I am always a little odd. I have an entrepreneur spirit, a do-gooder, and an amateur writer. I dedicate myself to helping others and following a good life. Often, people wonder how I manage things I do. The reality is I have unshakable GRIT. Ever since I could remember, I’ve been coming up with ideas and projects or goals to tackle. I find much satisfaction in choosing a goal and seeing it through until the end. It’s how I learn and grow as a person. I’m continually trying to learn how to be better at things that matter, like living intentionally, appreciating people, and following the path of helping others. Some of my favorite things in life include our sweet daughter Charlotte, Brooklyn, NYC, frosting Chinese food, and the Full Moon. I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little bit about me, my photos, and customized services. Feel free to email me at tamelansmile@gmail.com.

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