MinsGame Fall 2020: Day 26

Fish and snail enjoying each others’ company.

For the Minimizing Game Day 26, I once again was not able to count everything, but it was definitely more than 26 items. I did something I have been putting off for years and re-organized my kitchen cabinets. I took everything out of every cabinet and put most of it back in a more thoughtful way. Fortunately, not a lot of it was expired food, but there was plenty of ketchup packets and broken chopsticks.

As a reward for this crazy, multi-day project, I also cleaned my fish’s tank and got him a new snail friend.

MinsGame Fall 2020: Day 24

Didn’t manage a photo of the stuff today, but something else exciting has happened in my life. Here’s a hint!

As readers of this blog know, I was doing the MinsGame in September and had to quit on the 24th because I was getting overwhelmed. Now I am finishing this–let’s do it!

I didn’t take photos of the stuff I got rid of today. I was moving too quick. But the theme is “stuff I shouldn’t have bought in the first place.”

1.-9. Nine sets of earrings. These came together and I really liked them, but the first day I got them, I put in three pairs, and the next day, my ears were totally black and the earrings were rusty.

10.-13. Four betta beds for my fish (they came in a set). He likes to sleep on the bottom of the tank and I’m disturbed by it, so I thought he might take to these beds. He did not.

14.-18. Plant watering things. Again, this was a set I ordered, but I hated them.

19. Crystal growing kit. (We had this under the sink for five years. Tried the kit and then threw it away.)

20.-24+. A bunch of crumpled-up gift bags.

MinsGame Fall 2020: Day 23

It’s the Minimizing Game Day 23, and it’s getting pretty tough. For the first time, I think I won’t be able to finish. I probably should have done this in the summer this year, as the pressures of both working from home and homeschooling are high right now. Anyway, some of this is a stretch and I know it. In random order:

  1. Vitamins my doctor informed me yesterday I should not take, as they contain biotin, which messes up my meds. 😦
  2. Shirt of husband that has a ridiculously large hole.
  3. Container I bought for my older son when he was in kindergarten to take hot lunch to school. He only used it once and now he’s in fifth grade.
  4. Broken hanger.
  5. A stick-on light I used for a year then kept in a drawer for three years.
  6. Another.
  7. Broken holiday decoration.
  8. Allen key.
  9. Mustard packet.
  10. Cute box that came with jewelry that was stolen.
  11. Another.
  12. Whistle.
  13. Toy truck.
  14. Toy guy.
  15. Slap bracelet.
  16. Plastic thing.
  17. Broken toy skateboard.
  18. – 23. Catalogues.

MinsGame Fall 2020: Day 18

For the Minimizing Game Day 18, I got rid of more of my clothing. Even though I already went through my closet only about a week ago, I wanted to do it again. Most of this is old underwear and bras, but I did have more than one revelation. While I love flowers and flower images on some home items, I hate flower prints on myself. I also gave up one blouse I liked, but it got a stain a few years ago, and I haven’t been able to get it out, so clearly I won’t be wearing it again.

MinsGame Fall 2020: Day 17

For the Minimizing Game Day 17, we have a toys of way more than 17 pieces known as Magic Trax, including all the cars, ramps, and whatnot. The last time the kids played with it was Xmas 2019, and even that was not in the slightest bit enthusiastically. When I asked if they wanted it, they wouldn’t even look in the bag. Gave to a local parent with younger kids.