Midway Decluttering: A New Project In 2013



First of all, I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a fabulous NEW YEAR!

As you may already know, the main project on Midway Simplicity in 2012 was the Midway Simplicity Show, where I invited top simplicity authors and bloggers to share easy tips to help you simplify the five most important areas of your life which are: time, health, things, finances and relationships.

And upon your request, the episodes were summarized and turned into a book called Midway Simplicity: Easy Solutions To Help You Simplify Your Time, Health, Things, Finances and Relationships. Many of you have ordered the ebook version and lately the paperback version from Amazon.

Now, what are we up to in 2013?

If you’ve subscribed to the newsletter to receive your free ebook The 30-Day Simplicity Challenge, then you must have received an email in which I asked you to share with me the main thing you’re struggling with at the moment.

The #1 struggle that I’ve been receiving is all about decluttering challenges: declutter your home, office, life, etc.

Things like:

  • Overwhelmed by too much stuff.
  • Lack of organizational skills.
  • Too exhausted to face the decluttering work.
  • Living in a so cluttered and consumer-based environment.
  • Overwhelmed with other tasks and people to take care of.
  • Can’t find time to implement the decluttering tips.
  • Resistance from family and friends.
  • Being too hard on yourself.
  • Getting rid of old clothes.
  • Decluttering items that are associated with good memories.
  • Decluttering precious and valuable items that are no longer needed.
  • Decluttering valuable gifts that are no longer needed.
  • Can’t stay focused.
  • Deciding upon what you should keep and what you should get rid of.
  • Finding decluttering methods that are not too time-consuming.
  • Overcoming your purchasing desires.
  • Internal struggle with letting things go (The ‘What If?’ dilemma).


So, I decided that our main project in 2013 will be about decluttering.

I’m going to start a new show called, Midway Decluttering: How To Easily Declutter Your First 100 Items!

I’m going to invite decluttering experts to share with you how they got started decluttering, how they overcame some of the above mentioned challenges, how they got rid of their first 100 items and what their easiest decluttering methods are.

The good news is that this show is not exclusive for experts. It is open for YOU too!

If you’ve an interesting experience with decluttering your first 100 items and would like to share it with me via a Skype VIDEO interview, just email me and let’s setup a call.

I believe if you can declutter your first 100 items, you’ll gain enough momentum to get rid of all the unnecessary stuff in your life.

Finally, enjoy your vacation, your time with your family, and Santa’s gifts!


What do you think of this project? 


*Photo Credit: by MrDoS

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16 Responses to Midway Decluttering: A New Project In 2013

  1. Colleen December 29, 2012 at 3:00 am #

    Hi Tohami,
    I would be happy to do an interview about decluttering. You have my contact details so feel free to drop me a message if you would like me to be involved.

    • Mohamed Tohami December 29, 2012 at 9:54 am #

      You’re definitely the go to icon! I was about to contact you :)

  2. Kimberley December 29, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    Your project sounds fantastic. The funny thing about decluttering is that it is an ongoing project (like spring cleaning). Our lives continue to evolve and change, so the process just continues. What once worked or was once loved, may not play a role in our lives in the present. I will look forward to the project.

  3. Mohamed Tohami December 29, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    You’re absolutely right Kimberley. That’s why we need people to master decluttering their first 100 items, so that they gain on going momentum.

  4. Debbie December 29, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    Ordered new bedroom furniture last week & began searching for declutter procedures before its arrival. Your ideas inspired me to ramp up efforts and getting rid of 100 items today – up to 73) Interesting how, a goal number help motivate and focus. Thank you! (first time blogging)

    • Mohamed Tohami December 29, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

      Excellent Debbie. Would you like to share your experience on the show?

  5. Christine January 2, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    Looking forward to it. I am staring at mountains right now. Hope it comes with a virtual kick in the pants once in awhile :).

    • Mohamed Tohami January 4, 2013 at 10:03 am #

      Hi Christine,

      I hope the show will help you with practical and easy tips to get rid of these mountains :)

  6. Daniel Hayes January 3, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    My wife and I committed ourselves to declutter even further this year as we simplify our lives. We got rid of 125 things just yesterday as part of our Edit & Forget It Challenge…2013 Fewer Things in 2013!” We don’t have much of what would be considered “clutter” really, as my wife is a Professional Organizer. Still, we know that fewer things mean fewer problems…for us anyway. Thankfully, we have our whole podcast audience as our “accountability buddies.” That’ll help, I’m sure!

    Anyway, great job inspiring others to declutter! It feels awesome to have some margin in our lives and blogs/video interviews such as yours go a long way to help everyone out!

    Best of luck with the new show and we’ll be watching for sure!

    • Mohamed Tohami January 4, 2013 at 10:04 am #

      That’s great Daniel. You’ve a great website. Would you like to share your experience on the show?

      • Daniel Hayes January 14, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

        Sure! That would be great. Let me know what works for you.

  7. David Delp January 4, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Joshua Fields Millburn gave me one of the best ideas about getting rid of sentimental items. Most of them are for triggering good memories. Taking digital photos of them and making them easier to access is a very good way to trigger those memories. You can get rid of so many things that way without losing their significance.

    Of course it doesn’t work with smells and tastes and sounds and feels so well. My books won’t ever work as a photo (I need to handle most of them to enjoy them), but so many things do.

    Good luck Mohamed.

    • Mohamed Tohami January 4, 2013 at 11:38 pm #

      That’s an awesome tip David. Do you have an experience with using this tip to get rid of your first 100 items? Would you like to share it on the show?

      • David Delp January 4, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

        Nope. I’m not really about getting rid of things as a goal, but this tip made me consider my attachment to things. Decluttering isn’t really a need for me. It just happens when I move, and I’ve done that a bunch. Moving is the best impetus. Moving to a smaller place is the best motivation!

        Try asking Joshua about it. Drop my name if you like. He’s super friendly, albeit, not super responsive these days.

        I’d be happy to share other things though. I have my ways, and I think your folks might like some of them. 😉


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