Has it really been an entire month since I last posted? Time flies when it's freezing in Cleveland I guess! February was a good month, despite the cold. I went on a long weekend trip to New Orleans, meaning Woody got some much-needed time at doggy daycare. The rest of the month was full of snuggles and it was perfect.
You may recall I was doing the Minimalist Challenge in January. The biggest thing this challenge taught me as that accumulating a bunch of stuff is actually time-consuming in the long run. Pulling out all of my junk took more time than I thought, but I managed to get rid of quite a bit. I didn't make it to the full 31 days, but I did get to day 22 (253 items!).
I'm sort of relieved I didn't have the full 31 days worth because it means I was not holding onto as much "stuff" as I thought in my apartment. But here is what I did let go of in the final days:
P.S. Despite the pristine state of all the clothing I sold I made no money :( So everything was either trashed or donated.
It was still smooth sailing over here for the Minimalist Challenge. Days 7-11 really brought up some "why do I still have these things?" moments.
Note: This post really doesn't have anything to do with dogs, so turn around if that bothers you :)
One of my recent goals is to find new ways to simplify my life. There are many complicated things I cannot control, so I might as well work on un-complicating the things I can. A blog I read frequently titled And Then We Saved sparked the idea of a Minimalist Challenge. How it works:
Below are photos from my first 6 days and lists of what the items are and what I will do with them. So far, everything is getting pitched or donated. I live in an apartment, so I can't really save up too much for a yard sale, but I know this will change once I get to my clothes and can take them to consignment stores. I haven't had to part with anything from my closet - yet.
I'm just a twenty-something female raising the weirdest dog I've ever met.