30 Day Minimalism Game!

Honesty moment:  I went into November with the full intention to complete this challenge... and I failed.  Not miserably, I still minimized about 50 items from my home, which is great!  And considering I just spent months clearing over 50 percent of my belongings, that's a pretty impressive number.  But I know I can do better.  So I'm recommitting to a slightly tamed version of this challenge in December, and I really hope you'll join me!

What is the 30 Day Minimalism Game?

Originally posted on the minimalists, this game has very simple rules:

  1. Get a partner (or two, or three!) who's ready to purge their excess stuff;
  2. Each day of the month each of you discards the corresponding number of items (so on December 1st you each discard one item, on December 2nd you each discard 2 items, and so on.);
  3. You may discard whatever you like and in whatever fashion you desire (sell, donate, toss), but it must be out of your home by midnight;
  4. Whoever goes the longest wins!


So how am I going to participate in the challenge this month?  Rather than requiring myself to be rid of the items the same day (which is very difficult as I try to sell and donate as much as possible, and that can take a bit of time and coordination), the items must be out of my home by the last day of each week (Saturday at midnight).  

I am also not going to discard each day.  Instead, I am going to discard three days a week.  I'm going to discard on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays to give myself a couple of days to get rid of the items at the end of each week.  

Using this schedule I will be discarding a total of 226 items from my home over the month of December!  While I expect to receive a couple gifts this holiday season (and already have received some lovely ones from Jason), they definitely won't outnumber the items I'm letting go of.  And isn't that just the most exciting idea ever?  Minimalist holidays for the win!

Ready to join me for the challenge?  

Comment below letting me know you're in and be sure to like my Facebook page where I will be posting my discarded items all December long!  Tag me on instagram and twitter @elizabethturn so that I can see what you're getting rid of and how you're doing.  Be sure to use the hashtag #PBBMinGame so that I can see each and every post!

Until next time,

30 Day Minimalism Challenge

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