When you think of decluttering, it may seem overwhelming. You have all this stuff. You’re not exactly sure how you’ve accumulated such an absurd amount of things, but you have. All you know now is that you need less stuff.
The “5 Ps” say “Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.” That’s true, but when it comes to finance, I say, “Calculated Proper Planning Prevents Overspending,” or C-3PO. If you live by that phrase, your finances will be golden (ok, I’m done).
I created this list of things our kids absolutely must know before moving out on their own. We can implement many of these ideas during teachable moments throughout the day. We can implement the more complex ideas by sitting down and having a conversation with our kids.
If you’ve been stuck inside like my family, you have a lot of unexpected time to get stuff done. Things like minimizing, decluttering, and the dreaded… cleaning.
We’re a family of seven, so it’s hard for people to imagine that we do anything “minimally” or “lightly.” And of course, any time someone hears that we strive towards minimalism, we get the jokes about how we’re not minimalist when it comes to children.
We did a 30-day no-spend challenge that turned into 90 days. This is how it worked, what happened, and how you can do it too.