I didn’t think that playing the Minimalist Game this month would be difficult since I’m in the mood to throw stuff away. Boy was I wrong!
I have done a LOT of decluttering during January and February, and now it seems I only have some odd stuff left. Just look at my list for the last couple of days:
7. a bag of clothes from my son’s closet – donated, and more than seven items. When one is short of time to make the deadline of the game I guess it’s easy to turn to the kids’ rooms…
8. a multi-tool-thingy that was a gift from someone, a bread basket, a glass jar, three plastic lids for some sort of IKEA-boxes that I can’t find, two books.
9. the hose to a broken vacuum cleaner that we threw away a long time ago, two lamps, a sweater and five more books. Trying to be realistic with the books. The ones I have at home are those I haven’t read, but then again, some of them still don’t appeal to me, so I decided to add the titles I might want to read later to my Amazon wishlist, and then get rid of them.
10. two expired Soda stream bottles, a toiletry bag, a cup belonging to a game that I seem to have misplaced, a tube with something that’s for painting glass (which I can’t remember to have ever done), three mini birthday candles, a dried out pen, last year’s IKEA catalog (which I usually hold on to for at least a couple of years..)
Are these odd things or what?! I just decided to empty a bag that wasn’t unpacked yet, and it turned out to hold a lot of crap! It’s just a lot of junk, and really, I thought I was past the finding-junk-at-home phase, but I’m clearly not. So, I’ll continue playing the game and if I can get rid of 400-something crappy things, well then I guess that’s 400-something less crappy things in my home…
But it sure isn’t easy to find all these stupid things when my brain keeps interrupting with “but I might need those….” (or when I think that I actually don’t have any crappy things left when clearly – I do!)