My First Minimalist Game

It’s time for Spring Cleaning so I thought I would start this month by sharing with you my very first Minimalism exercise. This game, which I learned from “The Minimalists”, started my journey towards leading a simpler life with less stuff.

“Minimalism is a lifestyle that helps people question what things add value to their lives. By clearing the clutter from life’s path, we can all make room for the most important aspects of life: health, relationships, passion, growth, and contribution.” ~The Minimalists

The game is more fun if you find a partner to play along with who is interested in shedding some of their excess stuff as well. On the first day of the month you both get rid of one item. On the second day of the month you both get rid of two items. On the third day of the month you get rid of three items and so on. The one who can go the longest wins. If you IMG_1791both make it to the end of the month, you both win. You can get rid of clothes, household items, décor or anything tangible! You can donate, gift, sell or toss your stuff in the trash. You must have your chosen items out of your home and your life by midnight each day. This game will seem easy at first, but just wait until you reach the second week where you are both trying to find over a dozen items per day to eliminate!

Keep in touch on how the game is going for you. Share pictures of your progress on Twitter or on Facebook.

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