“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving” -Albert Einstein
The next 12 days leading up to Christmas we will be going through our top 12 items we can’t live without because of the value and joy they bring. Sometimes figuring out what you need can be the first step to figuring out what you don’t. This journey has been all about finding more meaning in the items we keep and decluttering the things we no longer need. So Amalia and I came to a consensus and will be going down the 12-item list each day. These are loosely our 12 favorite things in order from least favorite to most favorite. Regardless of the order, all 12 of these items add value to our lives in some way if they made the short list. One last thing, this list will not include running water such as toilets, showers and sinks. We do not take these for granted but our thinking with these items is that if you are looking to minimalize your life and declutter, you most likely will have these type of things in your house. So let’s have some fun.
But first, two more side notes. We are well aware that the 12 days of Christmas are actually starting on Christmas but we just wanted to have some fun with the countdown. Secondly, shoutout to our friend Ronnie for the inspiration to do the countdown.
On the 12 days to Christmas, we begin with our number 12, our bikes! I think our bikes would have made it higher on the list if we lived in an area where we could ride them more often. Regardless, we love our bikes and the adventures we take on them. It’s one of the most enjoyable exercises and it feels great to get outside. The best part about them is that Amalia and I both equally enjoy getting out on the bikes and it’s a great activity that we can bond over. With a mix of health benefits, sunshine and fun, our bikes bring us much value and joy and thus are number 12 on our list. Come back tomorrow to see what number 11 will bring.
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Today’s decluttered item is a sweater for the holiday season. I have work this a few times and decided this was the year to retire it. We have donated it in hopes that someone can use it this holiday season.