For the Minimizing Game Day 3 I have three broken pens.
For the Minimizing Game Day 2, I have a broken PS4 controller and an empty sphere.
Sometimes for the Minimizing Game Day 1, I try to post something really significant that will set the tone for the entire month. And sometimes what I post is a novelty eraser that the dog chewed up.
It’s hard to believe it, but it’s almost March, one of the two months in the year that I usually play the Minimizing Game. If you don’t know, the MinsGame consists of ridding yourself of one item on the 1st of the month, two items on the 2nd, three on the 3rd, and so on. I always feel so confident the first few days, but typically around the 20th, I’m scrambling through closets. But I definitely have some stuff to go though, so I’m doing it again!
For the Minimizing Game Day 30, the final day, my kids went through their shelves and found a load of books. I stopped counting at 30, but there was more than that!
Thus concludes the Fall Minimizing Game! It took two months, but it’s done! (I don’t even work a little bit on Halloween, so I wasn’t adding an extra day!) Will post my thoughts in a few days.
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.
For the Minimizing Game Day 28, I once again went through every sock in the house and got rid of the unmatching ones, ones that were too small for the smallest person, and ones that had holes. Bonus today was a yoga mat that had some kind of awful stain on it and hasn’t been used in over 6 years.
For the Minimizing Game Day 27, I re-homed 27 occult books. I was really happy to give these all to actual people and not just put them in a collection box. Of course, there is a bigger story here, but it will have to wait until another time when I am feeling less emotional (thus it may never really happen).
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.
For the Minimizing Game Day 25, we have a jumble of stuff. Starting at 12 o’clock:
- Broken light.
- Stretched-out hair tie.
- Spouse’s broken glasses.
- Son’s old broken pinwheel.
- Thing that holds curtain.
- Very small clothespin.
- Temporary purple hair dye.
- Broken tablet cord.
- Very old lipstick.
- Broken mouse.
- Crystal that grew from kit but it’s not pretty.
- Glow stick necklace.
- Some other cord.
- Broken pen.
- Cap from something.
- -25.+ A bunch of Samir’s kindergarten books.