Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Time Management Tuesday: So I Guess The Purge Is Going To Be An Annual Thing

I am sure you all remember last year's October Purge chez moi. It did not involve ridding myself of people who didn't agree with me. Nope. Can't help you with that. What the October Purge was about was imposing order, working on the theory that maintaining  order in your physical surroundings helps to maintain order of other kinds--self-regulation, self-discipline, willpower.

Quite honestly, I hadn't given a lot of thought to doing this again this year. But someone else who lives here was psyched to do it. And now the fire has been lit under me.

The October Purge was inspired by an essay about Joshua Fields Millburn, who got rid of one possession a day for a month. We're doing a variation this year, because two of us are getting rid of one item a day. And, for novelty, by which I mean, fun, we're making a heap of this stuff to get a nice visual of what two items a day for thirty days looks like.

Here is the difference between Day One and Day Five.

Purge 2015 Day One
Purge 2015 Day Five

Check back to see how we do with this. You know I will keep you informed.



Melissa Stewart said...

I love this idea. I'm going to give it a try, just focusing on my office and especially my file cabinets. I've been needing to purge them for a while.

Gail Gauthier said...

It made a difference in a few spots in the house last year. And I think it created a mindset that made me think a few times before bringing new things into the house.