Minimalist Game Day 20

The rules are simple, you get rid of things from your life, either by selling them, throwing them away, or donating them. On the first day, you remove one item, and then on the second day, you remove two items, you keep on playing until it’s the end of the month, or whenever you run out of things to remove from your life. It is okay if you can’t make it until the end of the month. Personally, I would rather see items get donated, or sold to someone else. If you must throw something away, I hope it’s because it isn’t fixable. Even if you have removed three items from your life, you should still be proud of that, because it is three more things you removed before the challenge. But if you are able to complete this challenge, you would have gotten rid of almost 500 items! That’s a lot of stuff.

This is from Saturday March 20th.

This is an old pair of yoga pants that I no longer use. I’m happy to give these to my Grandma, so she can give them to one of her neighbours.
Another pair of yoga pants.
Old tea tins, that I finished up.
Another pair of yoga pants.
Two old and probably expired hair products.
Two body sprays that I am going to give my cousin because I don’t use these anymore.
I finished this bubble bath product, so I can recycle it. A new lip balm that I do not need.
Two old and dirty coasters. My cousin gave me new ones for Christmas, so my boyfriend and I can let these ones go.
An old day planner, and a calendar from last year that I no longer need.

Not photographed
3 bags of tea that I consumed


Day 83 of 192

This is Sunday’s item. I was too busy enjoying all of the football games yesterday to post this. It was definitely a lot of fun! I didn’t realize how much I missed watching those games.

I have kept this calendar, because I really love giraffes. At the time I had received this calendar, my boyfriend and I were living at his mom’s house, so unfortunately we didn’t need two calendars for our room. I never really got to use it because we used my boyfriend’s calendar instead.

I guess I kept it because of my love for giraffes and perhaps from the guilt of not using it, since it was a Christmas present.

Day 57 of 192

Motivational and inspirational calendars were one of my obsessions, but now I see them as something I no longer need to have anymore. I can use just Google motivational quotes and use my phone as a calendar.

I was first introduced to Stephen Covey, because my boyfriend’s brother bought him The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People for a Christmas present. I really enjoyed reading his book so much so that I even bought the notebook that accompanies the novel.

I gave my uncle the same calendar for Christmas in 2018. My uncle enjoyed reading it, because he is a business manager. It was useful, but now it has served its purpose.

Day 56 of 192

I thought the exact same thing the following year, that I was going to go back and reread these posts. I did not. The sad part about this is that I actually packed this item and brought this with me into my new place. Eventually, when the time comes again, we’ll be moving to a new place, hopefully on our own, this time around.

I love her writing, and I have read all of her books.

I already have eliminated 56 items, thus far. I have seen other items that will be not be coming with us to our new home. That really excites me, and makes me feel proud of myself.

Day 55 of 192

Hi everyone!

I actually planned on using this in 2018 for extra motivation, since I really enjoyed using it in 2017. But after three years, I haven’t even opened it since the last day of the year. I honestly don’t know why I thought I would use this.

I love Gretchen Rubin, her books are amazing. Looking back on this decision now, I feel like if I really need inspiration from her I could go on her website, or read her books.

Actually, I feel like I don’t even need to buy any more of these calendars, because it’s better to just find my own quotes every day. I could also just use my calendar on the phone.