Welcome to the last update of the 30 Day Minimalist Decluttering Challenge! Can you believe I made it?! I’m having a hard time believing it myself! I am very excited to share with you my final days, and what I thought of the overall challenge!
If this is your first time reading about this challenge, I encourage you to visit the original post to see if this is something you would like to be a part of. [I hope you will!]
30 Day Minimalist Decluttering Challenge Update: Days 29-30
Day 28: Phone Apps
As you can see, I switched my music apps from Music to Pandora. Then I downsized how much was on my screen. I like things simple, and I do not like how phone providers require to keep apps you do not use. Originally, I had these in my Extras square, but then added them together with my Random Apps square, and named it Apps! – also adding in my Calendar and The Weather Channel apps to my Apps! square. For obvious reasons, I blacked out my Finances squares for the sake of personal information.
I didn’t delete any apps, but the simplification of the screen in general is enough for me to feel accomplished.
Day 29: Contacts
I only started with 100 contacts, so there wasn’t much to go through. I did find 18 contacts I could delete, which is a lot more than I expected! So now I am down to 82 contacts! For the last declutter exercise, I am extremely happy!
Day 30: Reflect on the last 29 Days
To reflect on the last 29 days, I will start by saying I can’t believe I completed it! This challenge pushed my abilities to the limits on some days, and others it only motivated me to do more! I feel free from the control of my emotional connection to material objects. I also feel peace starting to fill the gap of what I am letting go of. It is nice to not feel stressed and anxious all the time.
Before I started this challenge, I was constantly consumed with these feelings, and didn’t realize it was the clutter I no longer needed providing these feelings. The satisfaction I am taking from this challenge is my ability to make difficult decisions in order to reach my goals of living with less. This experience has shifted my mind far beyond what I thought was possible for a 30 day period.
My husband has even commented about how well I was doing. He has seen me process each day, and has been my backbone for when it was difficult to continue. [I think it’s because he likes living with less!] While I do believe there are more things I can let go of, I am pleased with the results. It is not easy to let things go that have meant something at one time or another. I am taking my journey one day at a time, and am enjoying the transition from being someone consumed by consumerism to being someone free from consumerism.
Challenge in Review…
Favorite Day of Challenge: Day 10
Least Favorite Day of Challenge: Day 23
Total Items Removed from Challenge: 139!! Wow! I didn’t realize I had that many things to let go of!
Most Important Thing I Learned from this Challenge: Be honest with yourself.
If you are participating in this challenge with me, remember to share your progress using #thetannehillhomestead
How did the challenge go for you? What was your favorite/least favorite days? How do you feel now that the challenge complete? Did you reach your goals?