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.
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:
Vitamins my doctor informed me yesterday I should not take, as they contain biotin, which messes up my meds. 😦
Shirt of husband that has a ridiculously large hole.
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.
A stick-on light I used for a year then kept in a drawer for three years.
School has now begun, and I am having a really hard time keeping up with this, but I’m going to try. Or at least make a minor effort, like I did today. For the Minimizing Game Day 22, I have 20-something gross crayons from my son’s old pencil case, a dried-up dry erase marker, a paper thing, and some kind of doodad.
For the Minimizing Game Day 20, I went back into my closet again, I think for the third time this month. I’m not going to itemize everything, but it includes two jackets I have nostalgic feelings about, but haven’t worm in about five years, one jacket I really hate, two pairs of shorts that fit but it’s been at least five years since I’ve worn them, and a lot of tanks that have holes. I was three items short, so I tossed in some items from my son’s dresser that are too small.
For the Minimizing Game Day 19, I cleaned out my garden shed. I didn’t wait to take photos of everything, so I’ll just list them. Thirteen were pots from the plants I’ve bought this year. I thought I might want to save them for seed starting, but they’re not ideal for that and most of them were too busted up to use anyway.
1.-13. Plastic flower pots. 14. Yellow jacket trap that did not trap any yellow jackets the entire summer. 15. Curtain rod. 16. Single gardening glove that I’ve looked for the other all summer and now I give up. 17. Broken trowel. 18. Broken beach toy. 19. Broken beach shovel.
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.
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.