Spring Sharing Table: Saves Money & Eco Friendly!

I hosted the “Spring Sharing Table” at my mommy’s group last week.  Everyone bring in their outgrown clothes or unused items.  At the end of the meeting,  they get to “shop” for new things that they need!  Almost like a huge clothing swap!  This is so therapeutic to my hoarding because I get to see someone happily receiving something I donated.  Instead of it sitting in my house,  I transfer the joy to someone else and it gets used!  I also get to see other mothers happily bring in their “clutter” so that their homes are more spacious.  After the Sharing Table is done, everything gets donated to charity.  It saves people a lot of money with all the “hands me downs” clothing they bring home.  I also love that it stays out of landfills and is better for our environment.  For more details of the Sharing Table, please click on the video below!

 

 

Minimalism Game Challenge Week 2

When I was doing week 2 of the Minimalism Game Challenge, I started to feel the pressure of letting go of my stuff.  I have already let go of so much stuff the past few months and now I’m forcing myself to keep up with letting go multiple things every single day!  During these higher days of getting rid of 13 things on day 13 are becoming stressful.  I can feel my anxiety creeping up as I search the house for treasures to discard.  I’m not sure how I am going to make it through week 3 & 4 but I’m going to keep moving forward!  Below is a video of week 2 of the Minimalism Game Challenge!

Playing the 30 Minimalism Game Challenge when you are a Hoarder

This month I decided to play the 30 day Minimalism Game Challenge as a New Year’s resolution since I was doing a “No Spend January” to stop bringing more things into the house.  I wanted to make sure more things were going out than coming in, so this is the perfect game for me to try!  The rules are that on Day 1 you get rid of 1 thing, Day 2 you get rid of 2 things, Day 3 equals 3 things and so on.  As you can see, it’s going to get intense on Day 20 and those higher days for a hoarder.  Maybe even a typical person might struggle getting rid of about 465 things in one month.  But I’m up for the challenge and documented week 1 in the video.  If you have played the “30 Day Minimalism Game Challenge” I would love to heard about it in the comments below!