Welcome to our daily challenge! Wait! Don’t go away!! Read here to get caught up on what’s going on. (And coming in in the middle is totally cool.)
Objective: Get rid of two objects by selling/donating/gifting/trashing
Definition of ‘objects’: Any noun in your house that is not a person, place or idea
Reason: When that snake gets loose in the house you’ll want to be able to easily find it. (Less stuff = less snake hiding places.)
Suggestion: Yep, you have to DOUBLE the amount of things you get rid of since yesterday’s goal. “OH, THE HUMANITY!” Geeze, calm down. It’s only two.
Try your exercise equipment. I know, I know—it’s day two of New Year’s resolution time but you don’t need those gadgets cluttering your house to be healthy. Plus, the only day you will ever use the Ab Roller type gadget was yesterday and now that you’ve got that out of the way, it’s time to put it to pasture with all of its other Ab Roller friends at Goodwill. (Oh, so many types of ab exercising equipment there.)
No Ab Roller? Try your lightest set of weights. (Seriously, if you’re ever recovering from some injury where you really need ½ lb. weights you can use a couple water bottles.) Or how about those ridiculous DVD’s you ordered from the convincing TV guy but just makes you feel more gross and flabby as you watch all the scantily clad muscular girls dance around in their perfect workout hair, smiles and not a drop of sweat? (Sure there’s always the one token ‘fat’ girl in the back but she’s not even really fat. She is just wearing a shirt that actually covers her midsection and has a naturally round face.)
Now that I killed your exercise momentum, time to build it back up in a minimalistically friendly way. Two words: Fresh air. It’s super healthy for you, perfectly free, easy to store, always available (unless you live in an oil manufacturing district in the middle east) and will never allow you to declutter it anyway. (Note: don’t try to take all the air out of your home. It is unhealthy and not recommended for this decluttering challenge.) Go outside and walk/run/bike/skip/crab crawl/cartwheel/etc. down the street for 20 minutes. There. You’re healthy without the extra clutter. You’re welcome.
See you tomorrow!