Decluttering Round 2 – Journey To Minimalism

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Since my last two posts regarding minimalism entitled “The First Step – Journey to Minimalism” and “Things I Love – Journey to Minimalism” a lot has happened regarding my continuous path to becoming a minimalist.

When I wrote those posts, I had gotten rid of so much stuff, at least 10 bags of clothes, rubbish, toys, etc that called my bedroom home. Believe me when I say it was a lot…there were numerous trips to the charity bins and a few days worth of absolute clutter in my room as I sorted through it all. After completing the initial declutter I was so I satisfied as I had gotten rid of so much stuff, but in all honestly I still had a load of useless stuff.

So, round 2 of absolutely brutal decluttering began a few weeks ago. I managed to get rid of 2 pieces of furniture  in my bedroom as I no longer needed them due to the extent to which I removed more things from my possession. I am amazed at how much stuff I actually had in my room that I didn’t need…how did I let myself collect so much stuff?

In round 2, I searched for hidden places and areas that I always put off decluttering – this included the top shelf of my cupboard which seemed to have become a collection site for useless stuff over the years. I donated all of the books in my room and therefore also got rid of my bookcase. I went through my shoes as well as my clothes again, because with my furthered knowledge of minimalism and how I could truly declutter I was able to let go of things I hadn’t previously in ’round 1′.

During round 2 I also decluttered my study area, purging endless school books, random papers, waste and unusable stationary – which will certainly help me this year in school in regards to reducing stress and remaining focused.

There is always room for improvement and growth. I tell myself that every step in the right direction is a victory. Don’t think of yourself as a failure just because it looks like you’ve only put a dent in your collection of stuff – keep at it and employ strategies to ensure you don’t rebound AKA go out and buy more useless stuff and remain minimal and happy for life.

Thanks for reading and be on the look out for a future post regarding how to create a minimalist room with loads of pictures!

Courtney.

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. ktkickass says:

    I really enjoyed reading this! So true, we hang on to too much! I go thru my stuff on a regular basis and bring it to the Re-use-it Center where I know someone else will need that item, and enjoy it instead of it sitting on my shelf or hanging in my closet. It’s so free’ing, less is more! Thanks Courtenay!

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    1. Samantha says:

      I can relate to this so much! I just recently did a major declutter session of my closet and I feel so exhilarated! 🙂

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    2. Courtney says:

      Great to hear! I also try to ensure that I don’t rebound and buy more stuff because often our things dont get recylced instead go straight to land fill. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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  2. Congrats on the decluttering! It’s an exhilarating process at every stage I reach, it feels like a rebirth! Going to check out your other posts now 🙂

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  3. Courtney says:

    Totally! Thanks for checking out my blog. 🙂

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  4. On my first round. Taking things slowly. Keep up the great work lady.

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  5. Good stuff! And thanks for being the first person to like my new site!
    Jeff (Happy Planet Running)

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  6. Gritty Boots says:

    Hi Courtney! Thanks for liking my first blog post, I always appreciate support from the writing community. Good for you for adopting a minimalist mindset. Our “stuff” really weighs us down in so many ways. And you end up saving money too! Once you start getting rid of stuff, you probably won’t want to add stuff back in. Good luck and have fun!

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  7. I believe this site holds really wonderful composed written content articles.

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  8. CAROL says:

    My journey to minimalism has been years. It moved around a lot so lots of things boxed up that I didn’t need. Just yesterday I reorganized and decluttered my kitchen again. I think it’ll be ongoing forever – getting rid of things we don’t need. Get more things, get rid of things … Great read. 🙂

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  9. V K Browne says:

    I just vlogged about decluttering. 40 bags for Lent. Loved your blog.

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