The 1 Month De-Clutter Project

There are many YouTube videos, books, and blogs devoted to de-cluttering / simplifying your life and I’ve browsed though many of them over the years. I was listening to a Minimalist podcast episode recently and was intrigued by the idea of the 30 Day Minimalism game that they talked about. Essentially, you get rid of 1 item on day one, 2 items on day two, 3 items on day three, etc.. It sounded like a good method to eliminate some of my accumulated stuff by starting slowly and gaining momentum every day. I’ll post a weekly summary of what I’m getting rid of as well as some background on the items, where applicable. As with all projects, below are my Purpose, Reason, Timeline, and Ground Rules!


Purpose: Eliminate at least 496 physical items that are cluttering up my home.

Reason: I have too much junk laying around. We have been living in the same place for a long time and things have accumulated slowly, like a snowball rolling downhill it just kept getting bigger without noticing it. It’s so easy to put things in a drawer, closet, or garage and forget about them. This clutter is stressful to have around and If we move to a different place in the future I don’t want to deal with packing up this junk.

Timeline: 31 Days

Ground Rules:

  • All of the items will be out of the house by the end of the month.
  • The items will be donated or disposed of.
  • They need to be items that I was personally keeping around. It has to be MY junk.