The 30-day minimalism challenge: Part two

Well, this was a big mistake. Turns out, playing the MinsGame is really hard. Discarding one thing on day one, fine. Eighteen things on day 18, now that’s getting tricky.

I’ve been scouring areas of the house I normally wouldn’t venture into – the cobwebby toolkit, the junk drawer in the kitchen – all in search of more stuff to throw away. Shudder.

I actually don’t know how I’m going to complete this. But, on the other hand, I have got through another ten days. Here’s how it’s gone.


11 magazines and magazine articles


12 badly-taken photos of peopleĀ I don’t even recognise


13 CDs and DVDs that came free with newspapers


14 cards and postcards


15 of these things. (Are they called plastic pockets?)


16 mixtapes (By the way, my wife says HMV has started selling cassettes again. What the actual?? They were terrible!)


17 bits of shite from the junk drawer


18 bits of shite from the toolkit


19 bank statements (and yes, I am starting to pull at straws)


20 rusty nails and screws

Eek! As you might have been able to tell, my hauls are getting flimsier and flimsier. Have you done a better job at the MinsGame? Share your tips in the comments section!

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4 thoughts on “The 30-day minimalism challenge: Part two

  1. Carol says:

    I think you are doing great! You are tossing lots of useless things and that is just awesome. Keep going! Ask yourself if you love x or if you can let it go. Those nails NEEDED to go! And the old bank statements etc. You may feel you aren’t digging deep enough but it all counts.

  2. I like the bits of shite from the junk drawer – the blue things are smiling! Are they chopsticks? I haven’t played the game, because numbers sort of irk me, but I’m impressed you are having trouble at only 18 things. Cheers!

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