Archive | July, 2016

Game Over — I Did It!!

31 Jul

Blog Post #112

I did it! The 30 31-Day Minimalist Game is over and I actually got rid (donated or trashed) 496 items! I think my three friends reached the goal as well (or came close). Yay, us!!

Some people were skeptical when I decided to try this method of simplifying my household. The sheer number — almost 500 — seemed like a daunting endeavor. We live in a small condo and it was hard for some to imagine removing 500 things. I was a bit more confident that it could be done and actually as the days progressed and I collected the items, I soon realized that 496 was not going to be a problem.

I was right.

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Days 30 & 31 = 58 magazines & 3 books! That’s the end of the game – 496 items, gone!

The hardest part was letting go of the idea of having those things. Once I began to look at the items with a more critical view, it became easier to distinguish the things that I actually needed/used/cherished, from those things that I kept “just because…”

The game is done now and I met the quota, but…

I have so much more to go through — a couple more cupboards in the kitchen, the laundry room, two bathrooms, three closets and a storage room. Not to mention taking a good hard look through the bookshelves. So… I am going to continue on into this next month — packing things up, weeding through things, simplifying my life.

I’ll let you know if I get close to another 496 things!

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30-Day Minimalism Game — Day Thirty-One

The month is at an end and so is my minimalism game. On Day 30, I donated 30 magazines and today, on Day 31, I gave away 28 magazines and 3 books for a month total of 496 items!

30 31 Days of Donating/Selling/Trashing 
Day 1 – One jacket (donated)
Day 2 – Two serving dishes (donated)
Day 3 – Two decorative bowls + one glass jar (donated)
Day 4 – Four serving plates (donated)
Day 5 – One plastic cake carrier/w lid + one plastic dip & veggie dish/w lid + one footed glass bowl + one small serving bowl + one light fixture (donated)
Day 6 – One large glass salad bowl + one green, rectangular fruit bowl + two baskets + one soup tureen + one angelfood cake pan (donated)
Day 7 – Two baskets + two planters + one ceramic jug + one jar with/hinged lid + one wooden bowl (donated)
Day 8 – One wine decanter + one glass jar w/hinged lid + two terracotta flower pots + one vase + two glass containers + one small wicker basket (donated)
Day 9 – Two glass bottles + Two tea tins + one fish platter + one large oval platter + one glass jar + one tiny white bowl (donated)
Day 10 – Three tin cans + one large glass jar (no lid) (recycled) + one martini glass + one glass hanging terrarium+ one glass bell jar lid + one box of flood lights + one outdoor motion sensor (all donated) + one old bottle of glue (trashed)
Day 11 – Five mugs + two ceramic canisters (with lids) + one vinegar cruet + one milk frother + one small basket (all donated)
Day 12 – Four small soup bowls + one espresso coffee measure + five wine glasses + two mugs (donated)
Day 13 – Two glass jars (recycled) + one small glass pitcher + one travel mug + three mugs + one plastic tumbler + one single-cup coffee press +four wine glasses (all donated)
Day 14 – Fourteen unmatched wine glasses (thirteen donated & one recycled because it was chipped)
Day 15 – Twelve wine glasses + one kitchen scale + one round casserole dish + one teapot (all donated)
Day 16 – Three glass canisters + one glass apothecary jar + four wine glasses + four large saucers (all donated)
Day 17 – One red glass bowl + one Turkish coffee pot + one packages of silicone baking cups (unopened!!!) + one medium glass jar with lid + two metal water bottles + three travel mugs + one kitchen grater + one tea strainer + one small metal bowl + one ziplock bag filled with plastic straws and utensils + four silicone dish covers (all donated)
Day 18 – Seven small bamboo plates + three popsicle molds + eight unmatched chipped side plates. (donated and trashed)
Day 19 – Two silicone egg poachers + seven mason jars + one Christmas mug + one thingie that makes rice cubes + two badly chipped side plates (into the recycle bin) + three small appie plates + one teeny glass jar + one onion soup bowl + one empty soy sauce bottle (all donated except for the chipped plates)
Day 20 – Sixteen articles of clothing + four purses (all donated)
Day 21 – Twenty-one articles of clothing  (donated)
Day 22 – One decorative pillow + one afghan +  one winter hat + one bag + eighteen articles of clothing (all donated)
Day 23 – Twelve plastic hangers + seven books + two shirts + one pair of pants + one hat (all donated)
Day 24 – Twenty-three shirts (22 donated, 1 trashed) + one pair of girly boxer shorts (donated)
Day 25 –  Four bras + one pair of panties + five pairs of socks + three pairs of tights + two shirts + seven (!!!) pairs of shoes + two pillow cases and one table cloth. (all donated except the underwear — that was trashed)
Day 26 — three sets of napkin rings + eight plastic coffee scoops + one lobster claw cracker + one plastic “learner” chopsticks + two plastic forks + two chopstick rests + seven pairs of wooden (still in the package) take-out chopsticks+ one pastry blender + one spaghetti measure. (all donated except the take-out chopsticks)
Day 27 — One cheese knife + two butter knives + one plastic whisk + one coffee scoop + one pastry cutter + three sushi mats + one melon baller + five measuring spoons + one Chinese soup spoon + three cookie cutters + one pair of jeans + one world atlas + one frisbee + one red glass vase + one potato masher + one wine stopper + two small jars with lids. (all donated except for the wine stopper which was trashed)
Day 28 — Nine pairs of wooden chopsticks + one ceramic decorative jug + one decoupage pig, 1 round box of coasters, 1 headband, 1 heart-shaped wire box, 1 small cloth gift bag, 1 oil diffuser + two baskets + ten magazines.
Day 29 –  twenty-nine magazines
Day 30 –  thirty magazines
Day 31 –  twenty-eight magazines + three books

Total: 496 items

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Let’s Go to the Movies — Star Trek: Beyond

30 Jul

Blog Post #111

I went to see Star Trek: Beyond this evening. I’m not a Trekkie, I wouldn’t even call myself a Star Trek fan — but I did enjoy the first two movies in this “reboot” series and I was fairly certain that I would find this third one entertaining, at the very least.

My daughter (she LOVES Star Trek) and I chose to see this movie in IMAX 3D® — the first time I have actually gone to an IMAX theatre!

Well, the experience was certainly worth it. I would definitely recommend IMAX for watching an epic, action-packed movie like Star Trek: Beyond. The 3D visuals were stunning and the sound was magnificent (although, I did close my eyes a few times for fear of experiencing a little vertigo while my vision adjusted to the 3D images).

The plot of Beyond was simple. The Enterprise is deployed on a rescue mission in deep space, it’s course headed into the depths of an uncharted nebula.  Once out of range of Federation communication, the Enterprise and its crew are attacked. The crew is forcibly captured by the marauders, except for the heroes, who manage to escape. The ship crash lands on a planet below. The villain is searching for a long lost weapon and will stop at nothing to reclaim it, his endgame to destroy all Federation planets.

Can Kirk and what is left of his rag-tag crew save the prisoners and get back to Federation space in time to save the world?

While the movie had a lot of tense moments, battle scenes and witty exchanges, what I enjoyed the most about Beyond, is the relationships between the characters — how the crew work together to fight against insurmountable odds — illustrating the power of friendship and love. The bond between Spock and Bones, especially, was both humorous and touching. Karl Urban and Zachary Quinto were perfect in their portrayal of this budding friendship.

The villain, played by the outstanding Idris Elba, is fierce and menacing in appearance and character. I loved the newest character, Jayla, (Sofia Boutella) an escapee from the villain, Krall’s prison. She has made her home on the planet and spends her days building traps for Krall’s minions and planning her revenge for the death of her parents.

This movie, in my opinion, is the best of the three reboot films. I loved the visuals, the sound and the story. Of course, what I loved the most were the main actors who brought the Enterprise’ crew to life in a heroic way — Pine, Quinto, Urban, Saldana, Cho, Pegg, Yelchin.

The dedication at the end of the movie was so fitting and loving. “In loving memory of Leonard Nimoy” and ” For Anton” Heart rending.

This movie is a great choice for anyone who loves science fiction, space adventure, action or Star Trek.

The Game is Almost Over — It’s Day 29

29 Jul

Blog Post #110

With only two days left in the 30-day minimalism game (well, the 31-day game!), I thought I had better catch up with the recording of my purging. At the end of Day 28, I realized that it is really true: I will not have gone through my entire place and I KNOW that I have much, much more minimizing to do! For example, as I began to go through my magazine collection (it is quite extensive) and I became fairly certain that I will come close to — if not actually reaching— 61 magazines to give away for days 30 and  31.

On Day 28, I recycled ten magazines — I decided not to donate them to the thrift store as they were free publications — a little weird to take them to a place that would want to sell them, right? Day 29 is magazines only (29 of them) and there are plenty more to go through.

I guess my  storage room will have to wait!! (okay, I know that I can continue on minimizing without playing the game!! The game makes it fun!)

Day 26-28

This is what’s going to the thrift store for Days 26 -28

So, here is a recap:

Day 26 — 3 sets of napkin rings, 8 plastic coffee scoops (why, why do I have so many??),  1 lobster claw cracker, 1 plastic “learner” chopsticks, 2 plastic forks, 2 chopstick rests, 7 prs of wooden (still in the package) take-out chopsticks, 1 pastry blender, 1 spaghetti measure.

Day 27 — 1 cheese knife, 2 butter knives, 1 plastic whisk, 1 coffee scoop (apparently, I missed one yesterday!), 1 pastry cutter, 3 sushi mats, 1 melon baller, 5 measuring spoons (all from different sets!) 1 Chinese soup spoon, 3 cookie cutters, 1 wine stopper, 1 pair of jeans, 1 world atlas, 1 frisbee, 1 red glass vase, 1 potato masher, 2 small jars with lids.

Day 28 — 9 pairs of wooden chopsticks, 1 ceramic decorative jug, 1 decoupage pig, 1 round box of coasters, 1 headband, 1 heart-shaped wire box, 1 small cloth gift bag, 1 oil diffuser, 2 baskets, 10 magazines.

Day 29 –  29 magazines

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TWENTY-NINE magazines!!! There are a lot more where these came from!!!

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30-Day Minimalism Game — Day Twenty-Nine

30 31 Days of Donating/Selling/Trashing 
Day 1 – One jacket (donated)
Day 2 – Two serving dishes (donated)
Day 3 – Two decorative bowls + one glass jar (donated)
Day 4 – Four serving plates (donated)
Day 5 – One plastic cake carrier/w lid + one plastic dip & veggie dish/w lid + one footed glass bowl + one small serving bowl + one light fixture (donated)
Day 6 – One large glass salad bowl + one green, rectangular fruit bowl + two baskets + one soup tureen + one angelfood cake pan (donated)
Day 7 – Two baskets + two planters + one ceramic jug + one jar with/hinged lid + one wooden bowl (donated)
Day 8 – One wine decanter + one glass jar w/hinged lid + two terracotta flower pots + one vase + two glass containers + one small wicker basket (donated)
Day 9 – Two glass bottles + Two tea tins + one fish platter + one large oval platter + one glass jar + one tiny white bowl (donated)
Day 10 – Three tin cans + one large glass jar (no lid) (recycled) + one martini glass + one glass hanging terrarium+ one glass bell jar lid + one box of flood lights + one outdoor motion sensor (all donated) + one old bottle of glue (trashed)
Day 11 – Five mugs + two ceramic canisters (with lids) + one vinegar cruet + one milk frother + one small basket (all donated)
Day 12 – Four small soup bowls + one espresso coffee measure + five wine glasses + two mugs (donated)
Day 13 – Two glass jars (recycled) + one small glass pitcher + one travel mug + three mugs + one plastic tumbler + one single-cup coffee press +four wine glasses (all donated)
Day 14 – Fourteen unmatched wine glasses (thirteen donated & one recycled because it was chipped)
Day 15 – Twelve wine glasses + one kitchen scale + one round casserole dish + one teapot (all donated)
Day 16 – Three glass canisters + one glass apothecary jar + four wine glasses + four large saucers (all donated)
Day 17 – One red glass bowl + one Turkish coffee pot + one packages of silicone baking cups (unopened!!!) + one medium glass jar with lid + two metal water bottles + three travel mugs + one kitchen grater + one tea strainer + one small metal bowl + one ziplock bag filled with plastic straws and utensils + four silicone dish covers (all donated)
Day 18 – Seven small bamboo plates + three popsicle molds + eight unmatched chipped side plates. (donated and trashed)
Day 19 – Two silicone egg poachers + seven mason jars + one Christmas mug + one thingie that makes rice cubes + two badly chipped side plates (into the recycle bin) + three small appie plates + one teeny glass jar + one onion soup bowl + one empty soy sauce bottle (all donated except for the chipped plates)
Day 20 – Sixteen articles of clothing + four purses (all donated)
Day 21 – Twenty-one articles of clothing  (donated)
Day 22 – One decorative pillow + one afghan +  one winter hat + one bag + eighteen articles of clothing (all donated)
Day 23 – Twelve plastic hangers + seven books + two shirts + one pair of pants + one hat (all donated)
Day 24 – Twenty-three shirts (22 donated, 1 trashed) + one pair of girly boxer shorts (donated)
Day 25 –  Four bras + one pair of panties + five pairs of socks + three pairs of tights + two shirts + seven (!!!) pairs of shoes + two pillow cases and one table cloth. (all donated except the underwear — that was trashed)
Day 26 — three sets of napkin rings + eight plastic coffee scoops + one lobster claw cracker + one plastic “learner” chopsticks + two plastic forks + two chopstick rests + seven pairs of wooden (still in the package) take-out chopsticks+ one pastry blender + one spaghetti measure. (all donated except the take-out chopsticks)
Day 27 — One cheese knife + two butter knives + one plastic whisk + one coffee scoop + one pastry cutter + three sushi mats + one melon baller + five measuring spoons + one Chinese soup spoon + three cookie cutters + one pair of jeans + one world atlas + one frisbee + one red glass vase + one potato masher + one wine stopper + two small jars with lids. (all donated except for the wine stopper which was trashed)
Day 28 — Nine pairs of wooden chopsticks + one ceramic decorative jug + one decoupage pig, 1 round box of coasters, 1 headband, 1 heart-shaped wire box, 1 small cloth gift bag, 1 oil diffuser + two baskets + ten magazines.
Day 29 –  twenty-nine magazines

Total: 435 items

 

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TBT – Eagles in the City in 2009

28 Jul

Blog Post #109

In 2009, the BC Lions Society ran a community art project, Eagles in the City, in support of its Easter Seal Services. This project had local artists, creating unique designs on 7.5 foot fibreglass bald eagles which were then displayed in public places throughout participating cities in Greater Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the BC Interior. This was the third in the BC Lions’ trilogy of art projects — Orcas in the City, Spirit Bears in the City and Eagles in the City

The eagle in the following two photographs — showing the front and the back of the sculpture — is entitled “The Forest” by Stewart Jacobs. It was displayed at 666 Burrard Street in Vancouver.

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Back of the Eagle sculpture “The Forest”. Is that Bruce bowing to the eagle?

 

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Front view of “The Forest” — Eagle in the City community art project

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27 Jul

Blog Post #108

What could be nicer  than a walk in the park on a beautiful day? Finding a lovely, lone bloom unexpectedly on the way.

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A blaze of orange on the trail

It’s Tuesday — Time For Haiku

26 Jul

Blog Post #107

Happy Haikuesday! Have you tried your hand at composing a haiku? I been writing one or two short poems every week — and I have been having a lot of fun exploring this art form. I’m not aiming to be a poet, but I am finding the exercise of writing in a somewhat prescribed format to be another creative outlet that I am enjoying immensely.

This is today’s rendition.

The soothing quiet / the summer night cool and clear / countless stars glitter

Starry night

The poem below was written by Japanese poet and lay Buddhist priest Kobayashi Issa, better known as Issa. Along with the famous poets, Bashō, Buson and Shiki — Issa was considered to be one of the Great Four haiku masters in Japan.

Issa was a prolific poet, composing over 20,000 haiku often written about creatures such as amphibians and insects. He was also interested in drawing as well, and produced many illustrations to accompany his poems.

You will notice that the haiku posted here, does not conform to the usual 5-7-5 syllables that we are accustomed to. This is because original haiku were written in Japanese and so do not translate easily to our English syllabic approximation. Find out more about the characteristics of this Japanese poetry form at Haiku Poetry.

The wren
earns his living
noiselessly
~ Kobayahsi Issa

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Simplicity, Serenity and Space: 171 More Things to Go

25 Jul

Blog Post #106

As I clean out my cupboards, drawers, an closets, I am contemplating other changes in my life.

Small changes… you know — mostly habits, like spending; eating, wellness — those kinds of changes. I guess, what I really mean are attitude changes — all connected to living a simpler, happier, more meaningful life.

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The month-long minimalizing project has been teaching me about letting go, values, and mindfulness. I am joyful to be embarking upon a new phase in my life — searching for simplicity, clarity and peace.

Stay tuned…

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This is my tally for Days 23, 24 and 25 of the 30-day minimalist game. Day 23’s haul is more of an eclectic jumble of things — 12 plastic hangers, 7 books, 2 shirts, 1 pair of pants, and 1 hat. This is stuff that my husband collected randomly from his shelves and closet. I found the 12 plastic hangers — who uses those anyway? The next morning on the 24th day, I dug into my dresser and came up with: 23 shirts and 1 pair of girly boxer shorts — 24 things! Today, on Day 25, I packed up 4 bras, 1 pair of panties, 5 pairs of socks, 3 pairs of tights, 2 shirts, 7 (!!!) pairs of shoes, 2 pillow cases and 1 table cloth.

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30-Day Minimalism Game — Day Twenty-Two

30 31 Days of Donating/Selling/Trashing 
Day 1 – One jacket (donated)
Day 2 – Two serving dishes (donated)
Day 3 – Two decorative bowls + one glass jar (donated)
Day 4 – Four serving plates (donated)
Day 5 – One plastic cake carrier/w lid + one plastic dip & veggie dish/w lid + one footed glass bowl + one small serving bowl + one light fixture (donated)
Day 6 – One large glass salad bowl + one green, rectangular fruit bowl + two baskets + one soup tureen + one angelfood cake pan (donated)
Day 7 – Two baskets + two planters + one ceramic jug + one jar with/hinged lid + one wooden bowl (donated)
Day 8 – One wine decanter + one glass jar w/hinged lid + two terracotta flower pots + one vase + two glass containers + one small wicker basket (donated)
Day 9 – Two glass bottles + Two tea tins + one fish platter + one large oval platter + one glass jar + one tiny white bowl (donated)
Day 10 – Three tin cans + one large glass jar (no lid) (recycled) + one martini glass + one glass hanging terrarium+ one glass bell jar lid + one box of flood lights + one outdoor motion sensor (all donated) + one old bottle of glue (trashed)
Day 11 – Five mugs + two ceramic canisters (with lids) + one vinegar cruet + one milk frother + one small basket (all donated)
Day 12 – Four small soup bowls + one espresso coffee measure + five wine glasses + two mugs (donated)
Day 13 – Two glass jars (recycled) + one small glass pitcher + one travel mug + three mugs + one plastic tumbler + one single-cup coffee press +four wine glasses
Day 14 – Fourteen unmatched wine glasses (thirteen donated & one recycled because it was chipped)
Day 15 – Twelve wine glasses + one kitchen scale + one round casserole dish + one teapot (all donated)
Day 16 – Three glass canisters + one glass apothecary jar + four wine glasses + four large saucers (all donated)
Day 17 – One red glass bowl + one Turkish coffee pot + one packages of silicone baking cups (unopened!!!) + one medium glass jar with lid + two metal water bottles + three travel mugs + one kitchen grater + one tea strainer + one small metal bowl + one ziplock bag filled with plastic straws and utensils + four silicone dish covers (all donated)
Day 18 – Seven small bamboo plates + three popsicle molds + eight unmatched chipped side plates. (donated and trashed)
Day 19 – Two silicone egg poachers + seven mason jars + one Christmas mug + one thingie that makes rice cubes + two badly chipped side plates (into the recycle bin) + three small appie plates + one teeny glass jar + one onion soup bowl + one empty soy sauce bottle (all donated except for the chipped plates)
Day 20 – Sixteen articles of clothing + four purses (all donated)
Day 21 – Twenty-one articles of clothing  (donated)
Day 22 – One decorative pillow + one afghan +  one winter hat + one bag + eighteen articles of clothing (all donated)
Day 23 – Twelve plastic hangers + seven books + two shirts + one pair of pants + one hat (all donated)
Day 24 – Twenty-three shirts (22 donated, 1 trashed) + one pair of girly boxer shorts
Day 25 –  Four bras + one pair of panties + five pairs of socks + three pairs of tights + two shirts + seven (!!!) pairs of shoes + two pillow cases and one table cloth.

Total: 325 items

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A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

24 Jul

Blog Post #105

This weekend we spent some time at the 2-Day Surrey Fusion Festival — which is billed as “the ultimate celebration of music, food and culture.” That’s accurate, I would say.

The 2016 festival event, now in its 9th year, is truly a multicultural extravaganza — with 39 pavilions celebrating countries from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and North America. Each pavilion showcased traditional food and local crafts. The park was buzzing for the two days — boisterous revelry creating a friendly, exciting atmosphere of fun and community.

Gardens of the World

An invitation to explore the gardens of the world.

We spent the two days wandering around the tents, admiring the handiwork, eating delicious treats — empanadas, crepes, curries, bbq, special rice and noodle dishes and more — there was so many mouthwatering choices, it was impossible to taste everything we wanted in two short days! There were mini-performances at various pavilions and long shows at all of the five stages — even a cooking stage which featured local chefs.

I was eating, watching, playing and enjoying all that the festival had to offer — do you wonder why I didn’t tons of photos. However, I did manage to get a few shots to share with you. As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a 1000 words.” Enjoy!

 

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Polynesian dancers from the Tonga pavilion

Scottish lassies

Bonny lassies dancing at the Scotland exhibit

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The wee bairns — so adorable!

Mortal Koil

The tallest princess in the world!

Chess

So many games to play — even a GIANT game of chess!

It was a great two days — I’m already marking next year’s festival in my calendar — I don’t want to miss it!

 

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How to Make Your Eyes Beautiful

23 Jul

Blog Post #104

I found a quotation today that I really love. Do you have a favourite quotation? Share it in the comment section below.

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For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others

~ Audrey Hepburn

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253 Things and Counting…

22 Jul

Blog Post #103

There are 9 days left in the 30-Day Minimalism Game that I am playing with three friends of mine. (It’s called the 30-Day Minimalism Game, but since we started on July 1, it’s actually a 31-day game. Thirty-one days to do a massive de-cluttering — getting ride of 496 things!

If you have been following my progress, you know that I have been stuck in my kitchen for 18 days, “minimizing” the stuff in my cupboards and drawers! And, no, I haven’t gone through everything in this room — but I have gotten a bit weary of stacking up extra plates, mugs, and glasses so I thought I would give myself a break and do some clearing in my other rooms.

On Day 20, I began to tackle the closets, dresser drawers and shoe racks. Since this game has begun, whenever I have gone through a cupboard, a drawer, or opened a dusty box, or reached up to the highest closet shelf, I realize that I will absolutely need to play another round of this game.

<SIGH!>

On Day 20, I packed up 16 articles of clothing and 4 purses. Day 21 was all clothes — 21 articles of clothing — men’s, girls, and ladies, all in good condition and so destined for the thrift store. Today is Day 22 —  this is what went in the bag — 1 decorative pillow, 1 afghan, 1 winter hat, 1 bag, and 18 articles of clothing.

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All the stuff for Days 20, 21 and 22 ready to be packed up and destined for the thrift store along with two boxes of glasses from earlier days.

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30-Day Minimalism Game — Day Twenty-Two

30 Days of Donating/Selling/Trashing 
Day 1 – One jacket (donated)
Day 2 – Two serving dishes (donated)
Day 3 – Two decorative bowls + one glass jar (donated)
Day 4 – Four serving plates (donated)
Day 5 – One plastic cake carrier/w lid + one plastic dip & veggie dish/w lid + one footed glass bowl + one small serving bowl + one light fixture (donated)
Day 6 – One large glass salad bowl + one green, rectangular fruit bowl + two baskets + one soup tureen + one angelfood cake pan (donated)
Day 7 – Two baskets + two planters + one ceramic jug + one jar with/hinged lid + one wooden bowl (donated)
Day 8 – One wine decanter + one glass jar w/hinged lid + two terracotta flower pots + one vase + two glass containers + one small wicker basket (donated)
Day 9 – Two glass bottles + Two tea tins + one fish platter + one large oval platter + one glass jar + one tiny white bowl (donated)
Day 10 – Three tin cans + one large glass jar (no lid) (recycled) + one martini glass + one glass hanging terrarium+ one glass bell jar lid + one box of flood lights + one outdoor motion sensor (all donated) + one old bottle of glue (trashed)
Day 11 – Five mugs + two ceramic canisters (with lids) + one vinegar cruet + one milk frother + one small basket (all donated)
Day 12 – Four small soup bowls + one espresso coffee measure + five wine glasses + two mugs (donated)
Day 13 – Two glass jars (recycled) + one small glass pitcher + one travel mug + three mugs + one plastic tumbler + one single-cup coffee press +four wine glasses
Day 14 – Fourteen unmatched wine glasses (thirteen donated & one recycled because it was chipped)
Day 15 – Twelve wine glasses + one kitchen scale + one round casserole dish + one teapot (all donated)
Day 16 – Three glass canisters + one glass apothecary jar + four wine glasses + four large saucers (all donated)
Day 17 – One red glass bowl + one Turkish coffee pot + one packages of silicone baking cups (unopened!!!) + one medium glass jar with lid + two metal water bottles + three travel mugs + one kitchen grater + one tea strainer + one small metal bowl + one ziplock bag filled with plastic straws and utensils + four silicone dish covers (all donated)
Day 18 – Seven small bamboo plates + three popsicle molds + eight unmatched chipped side plates. (donated and trashed)
Day 19 – Two silicone egg poachers + seven mason jars + one Christmas mug + one thingie that makes rice cubes + two badly chipped side plates (into the recycle bin) + three small appie plates + one teeny glass jar + one onion soup bowl + one empty soy sauce bottle (all donated except for the chipped plates)
Day 20 – Sixteen articles of clothing + four purses (all donated)
Day 21 – Twenty-one articles of clothing  (donated)
Day 22 – One decorative pillow + one afghan +  one winter hat + one bag + eighteen articles of clothing (all donated)

Total: 253 items

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