"We need much less than we think." — Maya Angelou
Earlier this year, our entire family committed to THIS as part of our journey toward unbusy — we're so excited to share more about it with you!
I'm ready to kickstart the weekend with a quick cleanse. How about you?
I am SO excited for the Get Rid of 100 Things Challenge this weekend!
Be sure to get yours involved, too. We've been doing these decluttering challenges with our girls for years, so the instructions are entirely kid-friendly. I know you will love this playful decluttering approach as much as we do.
Get Rid of 100 Things Weekend Decluttering Challenge
I look down at my phone and find myself shaking my head in annoyance. I glare at my husband's text message, “Let’s do 100 things this weekend.”
We'd recently chatted about an online article where a gentleman decided to lead his life owning only one-hundred things. While the underlying concepts were interesting, I'd expressed how frustrating it is that so many pieces about minimalism are not even remotely family-friendly.
“Sure, 100 things," I snarkily replied, "Why not?”
But then he proposed a unique plan...
"This weekend, let’s get rid of 100 things."
This easy challenge uncovered the hidden ways our 'stuff' had been weighing us down and helped us realize how much time we waste on caring for (and organizing!) our things. Unbeknownst to us, doing the 100 Things Weekend Decluttering Challenge was our first step towards an UnBusy Life.
I am SO excited about doing the Get Rid of 100 Things Weekend Decluttering Challenge with you. We've been doing these challenges with our girls for years, so the instructions are completely kid-friendly. Be sure to get yours involved, too. I know you will love this playful decluttering approach as much as we do!
The truth is, organizing rarely works with kids or (shhh!) partners.
The easiest way to organize your stuff is to get rid of most of it. — Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus
Join the 100 Things Decluttering Challenge
The 100 Things Weekend Decluttering Challenge is just right for:
- Families that want to spend less time organizing and more time together
- Parents who feel overwhelmed with all the clutter during the week
- Kids ages 7+ (but tips can be tweaked for younger helpers)
- Anyone who wants to move forward toward an UnBusy Life
Does this sound like you? Then, join our community! It’s going to be a blast.
Don’t worry; no one will ask you to donate half of your processions. (Well, my husband might encourage it.)
What People Are Saying About This Minimalism Challenge
Here's what people inside the Becoming UnBusy community are saying about the 100 Things Decluttering Challenge...
De-crapify is a wonderful feeling. — Bek
It felt so great to donate things today, knowing someone would truly appreciate them. — Nicole
All the kids were pumped. I hope more challenges are coming. We went way over! — Kris
Got rid of my first 100 things. I didn't count the things I threw out, so it was more than that, and I'm ready to do it again next weekend. Thanks for the amazing challenge. — Jamie
We did our first 100 Things Challenge today as a family. We're considering making it a monthly thing! — Rachel
Participating in the 100 Things Weekend Decluttering Challenge is a significant first step to a lighter, healthier, intentional UnBusy Life. Your home should be a place where you walk in and feel relief and peace; you're going to feel so much better with those hundred things out of the house this weekend!
We look forward to seeing you share pics in the group. Are you ready??
P.S. If you'd like, we'd love it if you would...
1. Challenge a friend on Facebook! The decluttering challenge is more fun when you participate with someone you know. Tag a friend on this Facebook post to challenge them to 100 Things TODAY!
2. Not sure who to ask to do the decluttering challenge? Join the Private Facebook Group and participate there with the UnBusy Community. You'll find great like-minded families sharing tips and ideas.
3. Connect with Becoming UnBusy on Instagram, then search for and follow the #GetRidOf100Things hashtag to see other families participating in the 100 Things Challenge with you this weekend.
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