For the Minimizing Game Day 20, I cleaned out my kids bookcase and got rid of 20 books that are too low a level for my younger son and 1 workbook that’s already completed.
For the Minimizing Game Day 19, I went through some books and magazines that ended up in paper recycling. There were also some books that would not go in recycling, but I accidentally packed those away for the charity shop before taking this photo.
Also note that I don’t now, nor have I ever, subscribed to the magazine Parents. Yet I’ve been getting this magazine for more than two years. The name on it is Jamie Gold, but it has my address. I called the magazine to complain, but they said only Jamie Gold can cancel. So if you’re reading this, Jamie Gold, please cancel your subscription.
For the Minimizing Game Day 18, I performed the biannual task of cleaning the garden shed. As usual, I removed a much of stuff, most of which was dirty, which is why I didn’t take a photo. Instead, I include a photo of Ziggy as a puppy in the yard last fall.
For the Minimizing Game Day 17, I went through my kids’ art drawer and got rid of the odds and ends shown in the photo above.
For the Minimizing Game Day 16, I cleaned out a drawer in my room and a drawer in the kitchen. Highlights include a “calming” cat collar that lasted about 30 minutes and a dirty sponge my son said he named Mr Cheese but agreed to get rid of, since I mentioned that the dog would probably eat it and get very sick.
For the Minimizing Game Day 14, I cleaned out a drawer and got rid of hairpins that always pull my hair out and 9 pairs of earrings that turned my ears green.
For the Minimizing Game Day 13, I went through a box I hadn’t opened in 11 years. I know this because I made these very, very small dice bags for a party I had just after my older son was born. Crazy that I still have these totally useless dice, that, in retrospect I know should not be around a baby.
For the Minimizing Game Day 11, I cleaned out some random do-dads from my kids’ room, mostly broken toys.
For the Minimizing Game Day 10, I’m getting rid of ten books that are too babyish for even my youngest kid.
For the Minimizing Game Day 9, I am getting rid of the following:
- Tablet that I got for free five years ago but it never worked.
- Table that my kids worked to death.
- Whiteboard that the kids used for a week and then reverted back to paper.
- Whiteboard eraser.
- Another (which fell off the area).
- Broken headphones I added when I realized I couldn’t count.