Minimalist Game Day 18

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 March the 18th.

This is an old hair product that my mom gave me so long ago. The next item is expired hand cream that I have had for a few years. The third item is an old lip gloss from several years ago. The fourth item is expired hand cream that I was given as a gift, but it was from a long time ago, so it’s best to let that go. And the last item is this container my mom gave me some snacks in, but she didn’t need it back, so I just recycled it.
The top item is an envelope I no longer need anymore. I just recycle them. On the left is a notebook, I used to write in from time to time. I’m going to recycle the pages I wrote on, and give whatever is left to my cousin. On the right is a dream journal that I plan on giving to my cousin as well.
My two old phones from back in the day. I accidentally dropped my phone, so that explains the huge cracks on the phone. I am taking to get them recycled at one of this electronic recycling drop offs.
I bought this shirt because at the time I was going through my shopping phase of my life. I loved shopping. And now I am grateful that I don’t have the desire to do much shopping, at least for clothes anymore.
I bought this shirt, because I wanted to have more dressy shirts, and dress nicer. Unfortunately this shirt doesn’t fits me since I grew a little bit, and no longer touches the top of my pants.
This used to be my favourite scrunchie, but sadly, it became a headband. It somehow came undone, and I don’t know how to put it back to the way it used to be.
More expired lip products. One is a lip balm, and the other is a lipstick.
Unfortunately I grew a little bit, so it no longer is long enough for my liking. I just know that I will get my niece into liking Harry Potter, so I am going to sit it aside for her to wear, when she is older.
More body spray. Apparently this is people’s go to present for me, that and lip balm. Which is unfortunate because I have asked for people not to get me these items. So I plan on giving this to my cousin. She might like it.
This is a Kleenex box holder. I guess they were the big rave in the 90s and early 2000s. My Grandma gave me this many years ago, but I just don’t find much use to it.

Day 3 of 192

Another day, another item to discard. I am so happy to go through my things. I am still going through my cosmetics right now.

So far, I haven’t feel much lighter, but that’s because I have only gotten rid of three items. For those who are out there, don’t get discouraged if you haven’t felt like much lighter, yet. It will definitely come to you. Just keep working towards your goals.

If you like to, you can discard one than one thing a day. I am just suggesting one a day. Your journey isn’t mine, it’s yours, so you decide about what works for you.

Feel free to document your journey in the comments.

Day 1 of 192

I am starting a new challenge, where every day I work on removing an item from my life. It can be anything from clothes, to anything I no longer need anymore.

The reason I picked 193 days is that is how many days are left of 2020. I would love to start 2021 with less stuff. And this way I would be able to help others, because I will be going through my clothes and really purging my closet. I picked one item a day, because it is something easy, and doesn’t take much thought or effort. Having to only get rid of one item is beneficial to me, because it is something that won’t overwhelm me with.

But if you are comfortable, feel free to get rid of more items in a day.

Feel free to join me in on this journey. I am trying to waste less, so if something is still in good condition. I will donate or give away these items.

I suggest in order for you to keep the momentum going, I would recommend starting out with easy things – things that don’t hold much or any sentimental value to you. Check your medicine cabinet and cosmetics making sure nothing is expired, if so, it’s rubbish.

If you are partaking in this challenge, and everything in your medicine and cosmetics are still good, you can start with your clothes or anything that doesn’t have much meaning to you.

I was going through a drawer in one of my organizers, and I found I had this lip gloss, that has unfortunately expired since I recall buying it awhile ago. I don’t want to take any risks with expired cosmetics, so I have to discard this.

Feel free to write about your journey in the comments below.