Simplicity Challenge Week 3 Recap

I’m a little behind on this goal of mine but I wanted to finish it out strong! Here’s a recap of the challenges from week 3! If you’re just catching up, here’s my recap from week 1 and week 2!

Pull out all the formal dresses in your closet that you’ll never wear again and donate to charity.
I did this last year before we moved — one of them went to my cousin and the others were donated.

Clean out your medicine cabinet. Trash anything expired. Restock essentials.
I feel like this is one area that is so easy to get out of control since we don’t use these items often and are therefore just dumped in a basket on a shelf in the linen closet. As part of this challenge, I sorted through everything, tossed anything we don’t use, and then divided items up by category (wellness, sickness, and first aid) into a container that has three drawers.

Quit something today. Just say no.
I could write a whole post on this alone — I recently had a conversation with my friend Gina all about this topic and how we are quitting a few behaviors, obligations, and expectations for 2019 in pursuit of happier, healthier lives.

Write out three simple dinners you can make with the ingredients already in your pantry.
As I mentioned before, we don’t purchase or consume many pantry items, but we almost always have ingredients for homemade stir fry, egg sandwiches, and salads in our fridge.

Detox your social media feeds. Follow inspirational accounts. Unfollow anyone draining.
I completed this earlier this year — click here for the full post!

Clean off your desk and wipe it down. Ditch clutter. Keep only the essentials including your computer.
We have an office off our main level, but I recently moved upstairs to the loft since it’s easier to keep an eye on baby! My desk pretty much only has my planner and laptop on it these days.

Clear the clutter on your computer. Delete unused files and organize important ones. Empty the trash.
This always feels so good once it is taken care of! I’d love to stay on top of this during this upcoming year — it’s so easy for it to get out of hand, especially as a graphic designer! Andy also helped me to set up a folder on Dropbox to organize all of my photos this year, too!

What’s one thing that you need to say “no” to?
What are three of your go-to dinners?