Another Minimizing Game month has passed. I have to acknowledge that doing this in September is very stressful, especially since this year I have the kids in two different schools. Maybe next year I will only do the Spring MinsGame, but clearly I don’t have to decide that now. My house still seems as cluttered to me as always, but every time I do this, I manage to finish at least one crazy reorganization project. This time it was the complete cleaning out of the garden shed, which took many hours a day for about three days, and also a few drawers in my bedroom I’ve been meaning to reorganize for years (which incidentally led to the discovery of my childhood diary)!
For the Minimizing Game Day 30, I went through my younger son’s closet and got rid of 33 items in size 4 (he’s 7 but small). Also, you read that correctly, I overdid myself on the very last day! (Dog in photo and the blanket she’s sleeping on not included!)
For the Minimizing Game Day 29, I ran around and grabbed every odd and end I could find and came up with all of this!
For the Minimizing Game Day 28, I got rid of these horrible plastic eggs. We went to an egg hunt in the spring, and the that’s what these all were from. I tried to give the eggs back to the place that held the egg hunt, but they said we had to bring them home. I’ll never do that again! As my younger son observed: “What a waste of money! This is all garbage!”
For the Minimizing Game Day 26, I did something I have wanted to do for a very, very long time. I gathered up the many, many cans of paint that previous owners left in the shed and the basement. About seven of them were ours. I didn’t take a photo, but what I did was pay someone to take them all away. According to the NYC.gov site, you can throw them in the trash, but in the past when I’ve tried, they weren’t taken. Such a relief to have them gone!
For the Minimizing Game Day 25, I again got rid of more clothing, mostly my youngest child’s, but some of mine as well. How do we even have any clothing left at this point? And honestly, I think I may still want to get rid of more clothing. I keep seeing 5Ts and the child is now 7.
For the Minimizing Game Day 24, I completed a really big project. I completely cleaned out my shed. I don’t want to take a photo of it, because I still haven’t organized it. I also didn’t take a photo of all the stuff, because most of it was very dirty and covered in spiders. Most of it was also stuff left from the previous owners, including two large batteries, that I had to pay a lot of money to remove. There was also several hundred pounds of various lumber and sheetrock, many broken flowerpots, and a chandelier. I am very glad I got rid of all of that!
For the Minimizing Game Day 23, I have mostly expired products.
For the Minimizing Game Day 22, I cleaned off my son’s desk, but added these can covers that can’t fit any can.
For the Minimizing Game Day 21, I went through random places, grabbing random things and throwing them in a pile. One thing was a toddler towel (the kind with a hood). I have hated that towel since someone gave it to me when my almost-11-year-old was an infant. I would have gotten rid of it sooner, but it is still a functional towel, and I did have another infant, so I kept it around, living with my hate. Today, I could no longer deal with it. Goodbye, hated towel! I will so not miss you!
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