Tagged: simplifying

Minimalism Game Days 16 Through 20

I am not going to lie, this is getting harder and harder. Not because I don’t want to get rid of anything, but rather that I just don’t have tons of stuff to get rid of. I’m not including my craft room because I will be doing this all over again there in January. Maybe more than once seeing the over abundance of craft supplies I have that I never use!

So here are the items leaving my house from this post.

If this isn’t an eclectic lot, I don’t know what is. Everything from a handbag to hair color to more cat toys.

You’ll be seeing a lot more Christmas ornaments once we put up our family tree.

Plastic tote bags of all sizes, wall decals, doilies a purse and some more holiday items.

I got into the linen closet here. Notice there are still more Christmas items!

All kinds of wrapping items and three random floral picks.

As you can see, I just pick up items as they catch my attention and add them to the pile. This stuff is all leaving my house so I don’t really care how it’s grouped.

I’d love to know if any of you are playing along or if you plan to do this in the new year.

More Minimalism Games

Okay I have to admit the Minimalism Game is getting harder. As I already stated in my first post about the games, I don’t like clutter. This means I don’t have tons of stuff to get rid of. I’ve had to go through all my cupboards to find this stuff. Never fear though, I will have enough to get rid of 485 items. So here are days eleven through fifteen’s worth of flotsam and jetsam. 

Some CDs, a cassette tape and two random frozen Charlotte dolls.

I realize this is more than 13 items but I just wanted to get rid of them and be done with the cd cabinet.

Okay, so here I really get random. There are some Easter decorations, a silver plate bowl, two concrete candle jars, some laces, a handbag shaped box, a book and some wire stuff I was going to craft with.

I had to hit up a cabinet in the laundry room for all these cat toys. We used to have two cats but now only have one. There are so many more toys it’s ridiculous. Our cat, Holly, doesn’t play with toys like this so out they go!

I figured out that I have now gotten rid of 120 items. Tomorrow is a new day of decluttering. I’ll be back in five days to show you more items that will be vacating our house!

Minimalism Game Days Six Through Ten

Okay, I haven’t even been playing the minimalism game for a week and it’s getting hard. I’m mostly through my clothing, although I may have a few more accessories to go through. So now I attacked my bookcase and that is where I find it get’s difficult to decide what to keep and what to let go of. 

I have lots of Bible study guides, sermon notes and personal improvement notebooks that just sit on the shelf. My thought on keeping them was that I would go back and reread them. The reality is that I have not touched a single one and they are just piling up. Please note, however, that this does not include my junk journals and December Daily journals because I do go through them frequently.

The five days I’m showing here contain a lot of books and personal writings. I asked myself honestly if I would ever read any of them again and the answer is “no”. It’s a nice thought but I am always at church taking new notes and in new Bible studies. I’ve decided to review my sermon notes one time during the week they were given. I will allow myself one year of sermon notes and then they will have to go. 

Two random Christmas tins among the books.


The Christmas tree added to these seven books is day eight.

 

I even decided to get rid of my Clever Fox planner from this year. It was a tough decision but I need to get real with myself about ever going back to look at it again. I do have my junk journals from this year which have the interesting bits and bobs I’ve collected, so the year has been saved. 

Stay tuned for the next area of my life I am simplifying. I’m not sure what it will be but books are done now.