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The #NoBuyUseUp Challenge | Feb 2 – May 11

February 2 - May 11



Do you know what makes February 2021 particularly special?

(other than the fact that its 28 days fit into a perfect rectangular calendar…I digress 🤓. )

It’s the fourth annual For the Love Month!

Each year, For the Love of Tidy presents a month full of KonMari home organizing tips, challenges, and live events to celebrate 28 days of LOVE!

This month’s theme is: AWARENESS

This year, we’re kicking things off with a 15 week challenge!

If you’ve been a member of For the Love of Tidy community for awhile you know that last year I shared my struggles with mindless shopping for all of the world to hear.

Well, I continued to meticulously explore ways I can KonMari the heck out of my life (one that’s now spent almost exclusively at home 😳 ).

I reached the end of my to do list
I mindfully shopped and cut personal and business expenses
I KonMari’d my schedule, habits, and priorities (again!) and took time to reflect and recharge

And then I got inspired by all of our time spent at home and checked in on all of my possessions.

Turns out, when you focus on finding and using up consumable stuff you already have around your home before giving yourself permission to buy new alternatives, you trick yourself into decluttering one of the toughest KonMari clutter categories: Komono (miscellaneous items).

During my hunt I found 15 categories of miscellaneous items that I have in abundance, but never hesitate to continue to acquire before using up. For the next 15 weeks I’d LOVE for us to virtually use up our inventories together before we put anything else of its kind in the shopping cart.

Here’s the deal:

👉🏼 Each Tuesday morning for 15 weeks (February 2 – May 11) I will share a Komono item (it will be home decor, beauty/bath, or office related) to commit to using up before shopping for more. Each item will be revealed in a weekly Instagram post and on IG Stories

👉🏼 Hunt for this item in your home, gathering all of your options together

👉🏼 Show me your AWARENESS! By Friday of each week, take a photo of your version of the featured Komono collection and tag @fortheloveoftidy in your IG post/Stories AND use the hashtag #NoBuyUseUp so I can find your pics and share them in the challenge roundup (also on Fridays)


Let’s virtually declutter and use up our consumable goods together so we can upgrade or open ourselves up to the products and brands that spark more joy!

If you miss a week, no worries. Feel free to jump in at any time! Past weeks will be saved under the IG Highlight: No Buy Use Up and on IGTV .

Kristyn Ivey
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