For the Minimizing Game Day 29, I went through a stack of magazines that have piled up over the last few years. I don’t subscribe to any magazines currently, but I did subscribe the The New Yorker a few years ago, so I had a bunch of those, plus some other magazines I seem to get for free sporadically without wanting them (usually Parents, Cooking Light, and maybe one by Rachel Ray). I don’t really have the time to read these, so I just pile them on a certain shelf. The pile was larger than 29, but I didn’t count, because I went through them all and tossed them as soon as I finished each one, a project that took the majority of two months.
The Minimalism Game Day 21 is mostly from the kitchen:
- One lonely mitten.
- Baby socks.
- Another pair.
- A wooden candle holder (why would this ever exist?).
- Broken pen.
- Dry marker.
- Inhaler I haven’t used in months.
- Candle I’ve had six years and not lit.
- Maybe it’s a battery?
- 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.
- – 21. Cookbooks.
The Minimalism Game Day 20 still consisted of more random items, despite the fact that I wanted to start concentrating on specific rooms.
- Another book.
- Another book.
- And another book.
- Large glass vase (cut off) that I haven’t used in many years.
- Lid to a jar (can’t find the jar).
- Glass dish I haven’t used in many years.
- Large metal candle holder.
- Same but cut off in photo.
- Medicine cup.
- Necklace I wore once five years ago and thought unflattering.
- Plastic toy.
- – 20. Paw Patrol magnets that lost their magnetic properties.
The Minimalism Game Day 19 is a lot of random things again, some in twos.
- Old magazine.
- Old sticker book.
- Napkin holder I bought six years ago and used once.
- A plastic dinosaur.
- A broken scissor.
- A metal clasp.
- A lot of tangled thread.
- A measuring tape.
- Cat nip the cat doesn’t like.
- A decorative stick.
- Another (I don’t know what these are or why they have been on the table for a month).
- Plastic bag with IKEA doohickeys.
- A pencil with no eraser.
- Same as above.
- Green wooden stick.
- An adapter I took from work to see if it would allow my work computer to work with my home monitor (it doesn’t).
- Same as above.
- Cat collar my cat hates.
- Mouse my cat hates.
Minimalism Game Day 18 includes:
- 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!
- Another tarot deck, this one never used.
- Baby towel.
- Shawl or something that I think is nice looking but have no use for.
- Solar flashlight that somehow broke.
- Small broken flashlight.
- Expired vitamins.
- Expired Advil.
- Expired decongestant.
- Least favorite hand mirror.
- Green dental device.
- Blue dental device.
- Gross toothpaste that’s been partially used for years.
- Expired ear drops.
- Expired antibacterial paste.
- Anti-snore strips.
- Tiny baby socks.
The Minimalism Game Day 17 includes:
1. – 9. Booklets about various New Age topics.
10. – 12. Expired vitamins.
13. Yellow plastic thing.
14. Cloth napkin.
15. – 17. Small plastic toys.
Minimalism Game Day 16 means the month of minimizing is more than halfway through! Here is where it starts getting exponentially more difficult. Today was pretty simple, however.
1. – 11. Books.
12. – 16. Markers that were found in my nightstand.
The Minimalism Game Day 15 includes:
- Cheap plastic car.
- Plastic figure.
- Plastic something.
- Plastic jump frog.
- Plastic piece of something.
- Vial of glitter.
- Another ball.
- Festive bell.
- McDonald’s toy.
- – 15. Four fabric boxes stacked inside each other.
The Minimalism Game Day 14 included:
- Nadim’s pajamas from the hospital (they remind him of surgery, so they are out).
- Expired Shake Shack coupon I’ve had in my purse for over a year.
- Expired Bronx Zoo membership card.
- Expired Vitamin C powder.
- Shirt that doesn’t fit Nadim.
- Hat that doesn’t fit Nadim.
- The wheels on this bus don’t go round and round.
- Broken novelty pen.
- Bye Peppa.
- Least favorite nail chippers.
- – 14. Kids books.
Minimalism Game Day 13 and I’m giving myself a break today and getting rid of 13 random plastic cut-outs. I hate plastic toys, especially when I don’t know what they do or what purpose they serve!