I was tired, stressed and unhappy. I realized that this stemmed from all the stuff I had, so I packed it all away like the Minimalists.
During the following week, I took out the items I needed.
👉 Your Turn: Unpack What You Need!
Throughout the next couple of days, unpack items as you use them. The goal of this step is to
determine which items add value to your life
. So only unpack what you need!
If you have a car, do the same.
It may be helpful to ask yourself:
When did I use this last?
Does this need to go back into my car?
If I didn’t put this back into my car, what might be the consequence?*
At the end of this, hopefully, your car will be a lot cleaner and less cluttered!
Keep following this step until the day you don’t unpack anything. For me, that was on day 7 of my journey.
Curious about what I unpacked during my week of unpacking?
Phone, laptop and chargers
Nothing! I unpacked nothing!
Did You Know:
In 1930, the average American woman owned nine outfits. Today, that figure is 30 outfits—one for every day of the month.
*: I pulled these questions from
of the Minimalists’ 21-Day Journey into Minimalism series.