MinsGame 2019: Day 24

I did not get rid of this hardcover boxed set UK version of Harry Potter! I love it!

The Minimalism Game Day 24 was all about books. As anyone who goes through books knows, they can be exhausting to go through. Some books I have had since I was a teenager or even younger and seemed great 30-something years ago. But minimalism is more about the things that we hold onto than the things we shed. If I hold onto something, it means I value it in some way. Certain older series of children’s books, that were around a long time before I was born, contain vivid scenes of child abuse, as well as blatant racism. I may have fond memories of reading these when I was a child and didn’t understand or glossed over the aforementioned scenes, but I don’t need to subject my own kids to this or passively agree with it by having it in my environment.

So for Day 24, I got rid of all the books in that series, some other books on the author’s life (which seemed odd to keep after getting rid of the original volumes), one other children’s series I totally hate and won’t even allude to. That brings my total hated books to 18, so I sat down and went through the books I am ambivalent about and got rid of 6 more that I didn’t want to be sharing my environment  in the future. And I was so disgusted by the other two series that I didn’t want to take a photo.

MinsGame 2019: Day 23

The Minimalism Game Day 23 consists of:

  1. Three
  2. Shot
  3. Glasses.
  4. A large black tray that doesn’t fit in any cabinet.
  5. A silver kitchen thingie I don’t know the purpose for its existence.
  6. A small gold thingie that must have come with the house and who knows what it does.
  7. – 23. Peppa Pig’s house and furniture/pigs. Nadim hasn’t played with this in a good year and has agreed he probably won’t again.

MinsGame 2019: Day 22


Minimalism Game Day 22 is a jumble. I’ll try to list clockwise from top left.

  1. Terrible bath bomb from a dollar store.
  2. And another.
  3. Small shampoo.
  4. Small conditioner.
  5. I’ve never given away a single business card.
  6. I hate this bear.
  7. Curtain rods.
  8. Black belt from a coat maybe.
  9. Extra white belt (I saved the one Samir got the stripes on).
  10. Broken tablet.
  11. Paper clips.
  12. Some kind of cap.
  13. Car Nadim took in the bath and now it’s gross.
  14. Another.
  15. Small lock.
  16. Some kind of key fob.
  17. Crappy nail clipper.
  18. Even crappier comb.
  19. Toothbrush found in bedroom drawer.
  20. Wallet my husband used about 5 years ago.
  21. Yellow plastic cylinder.
  22. I hate this brush.


MinsGame 2019: Day 21


The Minimalism Game Day 21 is mostly from the kitchen:

  1. One lonely mitten.
  2. Baby socks.
  3. Another pair.
  4. A wooden candle holder (why would this ever exist?).
  5. Broken pen.
  6. Dry marker.
  7. Paintbrush.
  8. Inhaler I haven’t used in months.
  9. Candle I’ve had six years and not lit.
  10. Maybe it’s a battery?
  11. Carabiner.
  12. Flower that is a tea infuser that is very hard to clean out and makes me mad every time I use it but makes me even more angry when I see it being useless and taking up space.
  13. And
  14. Yet
  15. Another.
  16. – 21. Cookbooks.


MinsGame 2019: Day 20


The Minimalism Game Day 20 still consisted of more random items, despite the fact that I wanted to start concentrating on specific rooms.

  1. Book.
  2. Another book.
  3. Another book.
  4. And another book.
  5. Large glass vase (cut off) that I haven’t used in many years.
  6. Lid to a jar (can’t find the jar).
  7. Glass dish I haven’t used in many years.
  8. Large metal candle holder.
  9. Same but cut off in photo.
  10. Ruler.
  11. Medicine cup.
  12. Necklace I wore once five years ago and thought unflattering.
  13. Plastic toy.
  14. – 20. Paw Patrol magnets that lost their magnetic properties.

MinsGame 2019: Day 19


The Minimalism Game Day 19 is a lot of random things again, some in twos.

  1. Old magazine.
  2. Old sticker book.
  3. Napkin holder I bought six years ago and used once.
  4. A plastic dinosaur.
  5. A broken scissor.
  6. A metal clasp.
  7. A lot of tangled thread.
  8. A measuring tape.
  9. Cat nip the cat doesn’t like.
  10. A decorative stick.
  11. Another (I don’t know what these are or why they have been on the table for a month).
  12. Plastic bag with IKEA doohickeys.
  13. A pencil with no eraser.
  14. Same as above.
  15. Green wooden stick.
  16. An adapter I took from work to see if it would allow my work computer to work with my home monitor (it doesn’t).
  17. Same as above.
  18. Cat collar my cat hates.
  19. Mouse my cat hates.

MinsGame 2019: Day 18


Minimalism Game Day 18 includes:

  1. Witches Tarot. I found two in a drawer. One is the pack I bought in 1989 (that I don’t have an instruction booklet for). The other goes with a booklet from a 1998 printing. Where did I get the second deck? Which one is the second deck and which is my original? In any case, I didn’t want two of the same deck, so I was prepared to give one away, but I didn’t want it to go to a stranger. Fortunately, a friend wanted it!
  2. Another tarot deck, this one never used.
  3. Baby towel.
  4. Shawl or something that I think is nice looking but have no use for.
  5. Solar flashlight that somehow broke.
  6. Small broken flashlight.
  7. Expired vitamins.
  8. Expired Advil.
  9. Expired decongestant.
  10. Least favorite hand mirror.
  11. Green dental device.
  12. Blue dental device.
  13. Gross toothpaste that’s been partially used for years.
  14. Ditto.
  15. Expired ear drops.
  16. Expired antibacterial paste.
  17. Anti-snore strips.
  18. Tiny baby socks.