On my first day of The Minimalist Game I was beginning on the 19th and was attempting to play catch up to the necessary total. The grand total for 30 days is 465 by my reckoning. So By the 19th I had figured I needed 190 fewer things in my house. At 127 I came short, so on my second day I needed to make up the rest, plus the 20 items for the 20th. I needed at least 83 more things. Lets see how I did.
3 pair of leggings (donated)
9 more bathroom products (SERIOUSLY?)
1 hairstick (meh. trash)
1 baby teether (trash)
6 bags of glass marbles (Donated)
3 funny crabs (trash)
2 mini jewelry boxes (trash)
1 pair of holey gloves (trash)
21 kitchen drawer things (donate)
2 salt and paper shakers (donate)
11 kitchen cabinet things (various demises)
29 baby spoons and forks (donate)
1 doll hat (donate)
2 users manuals (recycle)
1 crumpled map (recycle)
1 lego instruction booklet (recycle)
2 wooden shapes (trash)
1 card came with missing cards (recycle)
1 lithium computer battery (Will take to a receptacle for this purpose at the mall)
2 things to return to a young friend
One hundred things on the dot. I didn't even plan that. Honest to Besty (you can swear by Betsy).
So that brought the running total up to 227. 17 over the goal for the day towards the tally for the 21st. And that's how easy it was to catch up to everyone who slow-poked it around all month. We ain't one at a timin' it here.
Extra utensils and prep tools I don't need. Some never came out of the store wrappings since my wedding. Chris and I will celebrate our 14th anniversary in June. The Rolling pin was also a nice wedding gift, but I rarely use it and I have a smaller one and a new one from Williamsburg. Someone who doesn't bake a lot has no business owning 3 rolling pins.
Lost my marbles! I was collecting these for flower arrangements that I never got around to using them in. Seems like a lot of work to clean every time. Ain't nobody got time for that.