The Minimalist Game

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? I did not. Instead, my daughter and I challenged each other to the Minimalist Game, created by…you guessed it…The Minimalists.

The rules are simple. On the first day of the month, you get rid of one item. Donate it. Sell it. Trash it. Recycle it. Whatever you decide, that item has to be out of your home by midnight.

On the second day of the month, you get rid of two items, three items on the third day, and so on.

For me and my daughter, this means we will each clear 496 unneeded or unused items from our homes by the end of January.

I’m happy to say that as of today…drum roll, please!…I have disposed of 583 things. By the end of the month, I hope to clear out 992 items, double the goal for January!

Can I do it?

Stay tuned!

until next time,
Kiss at the Cove

5 thoughts on “The Minimalist Game

  1. I’m at about 500 items and it’s only the 13th! Not sure if I can double it but I certainly still have lots to get rid of.

  2. I love this whole idea! I’m so curious about the 583 things you’ve ditched already, Lee, and 500, Michaela.
    Is that, like, individual sheets of paper or something?

    1. Rachel, I’m not counting individual sheets of paper. Things I’ve removed so far include sewing and craft supplies I will never use again, magazines, clothing, books, old electronics, kitchen gadgets, etc. I’m happy to say that most of it is being donated or recycled a very little is going in the trash.

      1. That is truly remarkable! I did something similar a few years ago and felt so much lighter – like I could breathe more easily without all the stuff I didn’t need.

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