MinsGame Fall 2019: Day 21


The Minimizing Game Day 21 consists of (top to bottom, left to right):

  1. Expired vinegar (this had the added treat of being so expired that something was growing in it).
  2. Saline that my kids hate so much they cried at the sight of it.
  3. Expired ibuprofen.
  4. Expired painkillers.
  5. Expired cat ear drops.
  6. Box of screws.
  7. Photo in frame of people I don’t know.
  8. Box of sticky notes.
  9. Fancy pencils given to me by someone I don’t like. The pencils are nice, but remind me of the person every time I see them, so I’m getting rid of them.
  10. More screws.
  11. Dry marker.
  12. Another.
  13. Gross battery.
  14. Bad nail clipper.
  15. Paper flags.
  16. Hanging thingies.
  17. Wrench.
  18. Card for game we don’t have anymore.
  19. Fire stick we don’t use anymore since we have a PS4.
  20. Card you’re supposed to keep until you get your passport (I got mine 3 weeks ago).
  21. Abandoned paper project.

MinsGame Fall 2019: Day 20


The Minimizing Game Day 20 consists of mostly stuff that I didn’t photograph.

  1. A jewelry box my parents gave me when I was 18 and said it was antique then. It is well-made and I like it, but most of my jewelry was stolen, and it makes me very sad to see this every day.
  2. A jewelry box that I found in my father’s belongings in his house in Florida when he died. I liked it and took it back to NY, but it’s been so long and it’s sat empty, and now I have no jewelry anyway.
  3. Picture hangers in drawer of jewelry box I wasn’t using.
  4. Points that go on the end of curtain rods that were also in drawer of jewelry box I wasn’t using.
  5. Some random screws in the drawer of the jewelry box I wasn’t using.
  6. Worthless beads in the jewelry box I was using that were not stolen.
  7. Odd pipe found in laundry room.
  8. Plastic thing found in laundry room.
  9. Garden hose with too many holes to patch.
  10. Cheap plastic flowerpot.
  11. Another one.
  12. Tube of dried up putty.
  13. Lone gardening glove.
  14. Failed kid craft project.
  15. Another.
  16. An old CD.
  17. Another.
  18. Another.
  19. Strange plastic item can’t guess its purpose.
  20. Another.


MinsGame Fall 2019: Day 19


The Minimizing Game Day 19 consists of (spiraling clockwise from top):

  1. Labels.
  2. Plastic rope or something.
  3. Broken old candy cane.
  4. Broken pen.
  5. Pen cap.
  6. Broken pen.
  7. Broken thermometer.
  8. Old metrocard.
  9. Orange felt.
  10. The only pair of earrings I own (other than the ones attached to my head now). The clasps didn’t work properly.
  11. Eyeglass cloth.
  12. Old spice (maybe sage?).
  13. Small bag filled with smaller dice.
  14. Another.
  15. Another.
  16. Plastic foot that came off a toy (toy missing).
  17. I hate this nail file.
  18. Sticker of coffee company I think.
  19. Lucky rock given to me by ex-coworker. Technically I still have this as I threw it out onto my front lawn, but it’s no longer in my house, so I’m counting it.

MinsGame Fall 2019: Day 17


For the Minimizing Game Day 17, we have:

  1. A pink box I got to organize stuff a few years ago, but then I got rid of stuff instead.
  2. Another.
  3. Horrible Santa.
  4. Plastic dino.
  5. Plastic train.
  6. Flapper for toilet (my new toilets don’t need this part).
  7. Bag Samir picked up for free.
  8. Another (I tried to stop him).
  9. Cat toy Oz is uninterested in.
  10. Post-its.
  11. Some kind of booklet.
  12. Temporary tattoo from Queens library.
  13. Another.
  14. Voting sticker from that terrible day in 2016.
  15. Cute postcard I won’t do anything with.
  16. Key holder.
  17. Eyeglass cleaner.