Decluttering is boring as hell, let’s face it.
This month, I’ve been trying to liven it up a bit by joining in with the MinsGame, aka the 30-Day Minimalism Challenge.
The idea is simple: you get rid of one item on the first day, two on the second, three on the third and so on.
Trouble is, in hindsight it was a bit daft of me to leave it so late in my ‘decluttering journey’ (Ew, I just heard myself. Sorry, I won’t say that again) to give this a go.
It may be a great introduction to minimalism, easing people into getting rid of a lot of their possessions, but I’ve been throwing things out willy-nilly for over a year now and I really don’t know if I’ve still got enough unwanted stuff to be able to make it through this game.
Anyway, here’s what the first ten days looked like.
One guitar: sold for £50 on Gumtree by my lovely wife, who bought me the guitar in the first place. How’s that for supportive?
Three novelty shot glasses (because I am no longer 19)
Six badges (and can we just take a moment to reflect on the 90s-tastic gems that are the Fast Forward badges of Gary and Jason from Take That?)
Seven cassettes (ditto the 80s-tastic cassette at the front which is a bootleg with Kylie on one half and Jason on the other. I shit you not. That is about as 80s as a Rubik’s Cube wearing legwarmers)
Nine unwanted items of clothing
Ten beauty-themed nicknacks
So how much further can I go before I have to give up? Does ’18 grains of rice’ count? Tune in next week to find out!