To be 100% honest with everyone, I really did not want to accept this, but here it goes.
I’m hitting a wall with my decluttering process and staying simple life style. Don't get me wrong, I am not going back to what I was before - shopaholic / holder. But compared to what I have been doing after changed my lifestyle, I am totally stuck.
I was in really good vibe, and was quite proud of myself for doing it. But after Wedding, an event that (if you want it or not) will make you acquire a lot of extra stuff, somehow made my minimalism sense disappear. I thought I had enough minimalism muscle built up but it seems like it’s something that can go away if you suddenly live different lifestyle for a while.
I had a big bag of clothes that I was holding onto for donation. I was waiting to find the time to go to the nearest donation box. Not something that I am proud of, but I had it prolonged for few weeks now. And after wedding, when I finally found the location and some time to go to the donation box, I re-looked at the stuff I had put in the back, and... saw myself taking some out.
These 2 pieces of clothes were there in the box from when I decided I don't need them in my life, few weeks ago and I did not think about them until I had a chance to re-look at those. But again, with my weird pre-simple life mindset came back to me and was persuading myself that I will have a chance to wear them, WHILE I was already hanging them back up in my wardrobe.
How insane is this?
I am feeling stuck, and I understand this is something normal that everyone goes through.
I just have to go back to building that simple life muscle, and march forward so that I can live my life more fully and the way I intended.
So, to put myself back on the game, I am going to play one of famous minimalism game.
I will challenge myself to get rid of one thing a day and share them on the blog so that I keep myself more motivated.
Meanwhile, to kick off my new challenge, have successfully donated 2 piles of clothes that I don't wear (and not possible to sell) and thew away a lot of junks that I was holding on to.
Let the games begin!
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.
I hate the idea of these re-usuable items being thrown away under the name of minimalism, or donated to the “charity” where you don’t know where it ends up (heard from news that a lot of donated stuff just gets thrown away because they decide they cannot resell them. I believe this is not all the charities, but don’t want to risk.)
Why don’t you also try this? You will feel really good when you find the right owner!
*Right upper side are some of the things I found the perfect owners.
Follow me through my journey, where I am keep updating as I go along the game, on this page : PROJECT.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to earn fortune from this. I post it with really cheap price, since my main purpose is to find the right person to use the product and not just waste them. So far I was able to sell around 25 pieces, and target 50 until mid May!
Try for yourself and let me know what you think!
You can find the website here or download app.