When you first face minimalism, declutter challenge is something that you WILL come across.
It's without a doubt, powerful tool to declutter your unnecessary belongings in short period of time.
Usual Declutter Challenge is usually like this :
Throughout your one month period, you let go of the amount of the things of day#. So, for your first day you will get rid of one thing. And your Day 2, 2 things, and Day 3, 3 things.. And so on.
I do recommend this challenge when you first go through the minimalism. You would be amazed how many clutters you had in your life.
But once you go through this phase, you hit the next phase, where most of the things you have now are either more sentimental to you, or could put some value to other people. That’s where I started to do my own declutter game of, finding my stuff the new owner who will appreciate them.
This is not easy process. I admit I am too lazy to take photos, talk to the potential buyers, and actually go somewhere to meet offline or post via mail.
But I force myself to do this. I put most of my stuff as $20 HK (roughly $1.50 US) to cover my transportation if it’s not luxury item which in that case I would put about 5% of the original price. And I use Carousell as a platform. Find out more about this here
Reason for me doing this is because throughout the journey, I’ve come across so many people who actually appreciates the products, really excited to get the value of it for the money they pay. Even though I’m not big fan of the process, I do enjoy seeing people happy with the trade, and knowing that this will helps un-clogging earth with more trash, by circulating potentially re-usable item.
Why don’t you also try this? I ensure that you will feel really good when you find the right owner!
What is Declutter Project?
One of the biggest project I am doing on 2017 is to declutter the products I don't need in my life anymore.
Simply throwing aways the stuffs is easy, but not necessarily the best way to handle becoming minimalist for environment.
Finding the right person who would appreciate a lot more than me, or donating to someone in need.. is more of a work than one would expect, but that is the way I want to handle my decluttering project.
Here, I will be attaching pictures of the product that I got rid of, not by tossing them on the bin, but by finding the right home..