Take a look at your house. What do you see? No really, what do you see? I'll tell you what you see, you see CLUTTER! Yeah, it's true. Your drawers are crammed with stuff you don't need that you got from people you don't like that only gave it to you because they didn't use it. Get with it Karen! I see that bag of twisty ties you've been saving off bread bags. Or how about those toenail clippings you've been stashing for the past 5 year, they ain't doing you any good!
The topic here is minimalism. When we have too much crap lying around it causes anxiety, stress, depression, and sleeplessness. It's time to tidy up, throw some sh** away, and get on with a productive balanced life. It's time to make your life more organized and spacious so you can concentrate and focus on the important things. And while we're at it, lets make it a game.
Here are the rules. Find a friend, family member, co-worker, ask your neighbor Doug, I don't care, just find someone who’s willing to minimize their stuff with you. The duration of the game is 1 month. Each person gets rid of 1 thing on the first day. 2 things on the second. 3 things on the third. You get the picture. And I'm talking ANYTHING!
-Decorations -Kitchenware -Electronics
-Shamwows -Furniture -Bedding -Clothes
-Pens/Paper Clips -Towels -Tools
- and yes, the god damn twisty ties
I don't care how you get rid of the items, throw them away, burry them in your neighbor Doug's yard, burn them in a sacrificial offering, it doesn't matter, but they must be out of your house—and out of your life.
It’s easy at first. Anyone can purge a few items, right? But it grows considerably more challenging by week 2, when you’re forced to chuck more than a dozen items per day. And it keeps getting more difficult as the month progresses. Whoever keeps it going the longest wins.
Win or lose, you'll be a winner to me, and that's all that matters. This is an exercise to help you declutter, reduce stress and anxiety, become more organized, and for the love of god, get rid of the twisty ties!