For the Minimizing Game Day 16, I had to go through all the stuff the kids had in their school desks last spring. My older son found his lost marbles (prompting way too many bad jokes from me), but other than that, everything else was trash. It was more than 16 pieces, but I didn’t bother to count.
For the Minimizing Game Day 14, I cleaned out my younger son’s closet. Actually, I also went through my older son’s closet, but didn’t get rid of any of those clothes, as they will go to the younger. In any case, here are two pairs of pants, one jacket, one sweater, and eleven shirts. I want to add some were size 2 (he’s 6)!
For the Minimizing Game Day 14, I have 4 empty card tins, 6 games (the one on the top is cut out of the photo, but I donated them before I realized), and 4 plastic toys.
The Minimizing Game Day 12 consists of my kids’ rock collection that I found in on of their drawers. I just threw these out into the yard. (Also, I think I didn’t count them correctly and there’s more than 12 but whatever!)
For the Minimizing Game Day 11, we have (going clockwise):
- The entire world (a blow-up globe the cat attacked).
- Folder from school.
- Subpar hammer.
- Tongue depressor given to kid as a “prize.”
- Broken pencil cap.
- Small jar of goo.
- Small festive ball.
- Encouraging sticker.
- Bad-luck vote sticker.
- Parrot sticker.
- Doohickeys in a bag.
For the Minimizing Game Day 10, I found calcium chews that expired in 2014, rice that expired in 2016, a terrible knife block, and 7 rusted knives.
For the Minimizing Game Day 8, I went got rid of four of the kid’s last coloring books, because I have come to accept they don’t like coloring books, and haven’t used them in years. Also, four books from my childhood that I have come to accept the kids just don’t want.
For the Minimizing Game Day 7, I cleaned out my closet, something I do exactly twice a year. Everything from this day hasn’t been worn in way more than six months though. Items are folded in the photo, but it features two pairs of pants, one skirt, two tops, and two t-shirts.
For the Minimizing Game Day 6, I have:
- Kid’s sunglasses one of them got last fall and haven’t taken out of the packet yet.
- Broken Spiderman toy.
- Craft item I made as a demonstration to show Samir how to make his own.
- Small broken pencil.
- Small plastic toy that may have been in a set.
- Some gross toy.
For the Minimizing Game Day 5, I have five dental-related things: two floss-holders and two timers (don’t worry, we have many, many more) and a jar that I thought I’d re-purpose, but it’s been on the shelf almost a year.