I expected this first week to be easy… as I look around the room, there are plenty of things I can do without. Choosing the right one was actually the hard part. I wanted it to be somehow symbolic (and photogenic). And I think I found it… the first item in my 30 Day De-Clutter Challenge is…
1. This purple combination lock.
I bought it two years ago, when I joined the gym across the street from my new job. I promptly forgot and lost the combination, which I then used as the excuse not to go work out for the next 11 months. I tried (and failed) to follow those instructional videos online that purport to show you how to “pick” a combination lock. Although I consider myself a man of above-average intelligence, and I spent hours trying to do it, I eventually gave up.