I blogged a couple of weeks ago about going to see The Minimalists on the UK leg of their book tour for Everything That Remains (which I have now read, and thoroughly recommend!)
I alluded at the time to a new challenge, a mission.
And here it is….
I had seen this hashing a few times on Twitter, and had no idea what it was referring to, but when I was doing some reading on The Minimalists site, I saw it again, and finally found out what it was all about.
The #MinsGame is a minimalising (is that even a word?) or de-cluttering ‘game’.
And it’s pretty easy.
Starting on the 1st day of any month, you get rid of (de-clutter) one item from your home.
On the 2nd day, you get rid of 2 things.
On the 3rd day, 3 items.
And so on. Until on the last day of the month, you are de-cluttering 28/30/31 items depending on which month you choose.
I’m doing it man!
I am so there.
I thought November would be a good month to do it, to make some space for the inevitable, no matter how hard I try to tell people not to buy us stuff, Christmas influx.
So, by the end of November, our house will be 465 items lighter. How good does that sound?!
I’ve decided that this time around (I envisage we may need several ’rounds’ of the #MinsGame), I will just be focussing on my things, and the things that are joint but kind of in my control-like any cooking type stuff etc. I am hoping that by setting the example, the rest of the family might be slightly more willing to jump on board when the time comes…!
Sooooooo, does anyone else want to play?!
I’d love some of you to join me, and we can all support each other?
I’ll post daily updates on Twitter and FB with the hashtag #minsgames, and then try and do a weekly round-up on here to let you know how it’s going.