Category Archives: 2020 Challenge

Day 366: Wrapping up 2020 From a Clear and Calm Space

This is one of my calm spaces that I’ve created this year for me to sit, relax, think, write and reflect on life… So, here I am at the end of 2020 having written consistently for 366 days about decluttering … Continue reading

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Day 365: Moving the Filing Cabinet, and Realising That the Real Me Isn’t Surrounded By Clutter and Stress

If it wasn’t a leap year, today would have been the final day of my 2020 challenge; however, as it turns out I have an extra day to clear something. How about that! There are still a few things left … Continue reading

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Day 364: Planning Ahead, and a Home for My Journals at Last

I woke up and remembered that I had to work today and did so until 5.30pm with a short break for lunch where I tidied the kitchen. Then it was time to cook dinner, do the washing, put out the … Continue reading

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Day 363: I Didn’t Sell the Chandelier, but I Did Sort Out the Bedding

I woke up at 10.30am today and couldn’t believe how much sleep I’d had – I must have needed it. I remembered that someone was coming round to buy the chandelier that we took down from the hallway a few … Continue reading

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Day 362: It Really Only Takes Five Minutes to Clear a Desk

The day started off slowly. I had so much that I wanted to do but couldn’t work out where to start. So, I looked around at what was in my path. The Really Useful Boxes which are partially empty (as … Continue reading

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Day 361: A Relaxing Boxing Day and a Bit of Clearing

I got up late this morning and it felt good! No pressure to be anywhere or do anything. After breakfast I tried out my new Bose noise cancelling wireless headphones which are great. You can change the level of noise … Continue reading

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Day 360: Merry Christmas to You All

Just a quick post to say Merry Christmas to you all. The four of us have had a wonderful day full of fun, laughter and relaxation. We usually spend Christmas Day alone together anyway so lockdown didn’t really affect us … Continue reading

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Day 359: Learning to Break the Connection With Stuff, and Getting Ready for Christmas

I like listening to Mo Gawdat’s podcasts and quite by chance I stumbled upon one about minimalism. His guest was Courtney Carver who launched a blog Be More With Less in 2010 and is now one of the top bloggers … Continue reading

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Day 358: When You Feel Overwhelmed… Eat Chocolate and Watch and Film

I had a busy couple of hours before work this morning clearing stuff from the corner of the dining room. It was mainly packaging, carrier bags, paints and stuff that needed to be put in the garage. I was able … Continue reading

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Day 357: It’s All About Storage, and Today I Repurposed a Cupboard to Free Up More Space

Once I got going this morning (and it took a while as I got stuck on Amazon researching last minute gifts) you should have seen how quickly I cleared the breakfast bar! It was amazing the energy I found inside … Continue reading

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