Sunday, March 11, 2018

30-Day Minimalism Game: Day 11

It's Day 11 of the 30-Day Minimalism Game and I'm struggling...or rather avoiding the tough stuff...and instead am desperately searching for things that I absolutely won't need in the next 35 or so days until I move.

While there will be many things that get purged on moving day, those things will be needed right up until then. So for those last few days of the challenge, if I absolutely have nothing else that can be discarded and so that I don't end up counting trash as discards, I might just end up listing those big "dump" items that won't be moving with us but that I will need for a week or so beyond the game's end date. (Like area rugs, cat furniture and supplies, cleaning tools.)

But for today...

Day 11

I know the picture shows only 10 items (well, 11 if you count the chair, but that's not being discarded, it just serves as a place to hold the stuff being purged), but the 11th item is a spoon used exclusively for our kitten's food that they (unbeknownst to me) knocked into the kitchen sink and shoved beneath the cover to the garbage disposal which they closed up somehow. It caused quite the surprise when the disposal let out a loud metallic screech and I pulled out a mangled spoon. As it was super sharp and had metallic filings falling off it, I had to wrap it up and then dispose of it in the recycle bin right away, instead of sharing its mangled "corpse" here with the rest of the day's purges.

So for today I have six plastic hangers which I'll be giving away to someone in need, an old bathroom cleaning scrubber whose orange pad leaves bits of itself behind, and whose handle sheds rust (which will be recycled in part), two wood boards I purchased for a project but which turned out to be the wrong size (give away), and a foam roller from Amazon Basics which is way too firm for what we needed it for (give away).

So that makes 11. Yay. And while I have some ideas for Days 13, 14, and 15, I have not yet been able to figure out what to discard for Day 12. Because much of the stuff that actually should get discarded for this game is of the "memento" variety and I'm delaying those decisions for as long as humanly possible.

Off to scour... to be continued...

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