153 Things in 17 Days

Blog Post #98

Seventeen days ago I started playing the 30-day Minimalism Game. I am joined in this game by three lovely ladies: Donna, Judi and Michelle. We are faithfully going through our homes and deliberately shedding the extraneous stuff that we have accumulated and held on to for reasons we don’t even remember — even coming across items we had forgotten that we had!

When the 30 days is done, we will have collectively gotten rid of 1,984 things!!! THAT is a lot of stuff!

My dining room table is covered in all these things removed from my kitchen in the past few days —it’s all going to be packed up and taken the thrift store this week!

I ran out of boxes — this stuff is all waiting to be taken to the thrift store


Waiting for a box — headed for the thrift store

It is incredible how much stuff I have tucked away in cupboards, on shelves, in drawers — the game is halfway done, and I still have a lot to go through. At the start of this exercise, I wondered if I would actually make it to 496, but now I am worried that I will have MORE than things than that.

We’ll see.

Today on Day 17, I give away: 1 red glass bowl, 1 Turkish coffee pot, 1 packages of silicone baking cups (unopened!!!), 1 medium glass jar with lid, 2 metal water bottles, 3 travel mugs, 1 kitchen grater, 1 tea strainer, 1 small metal bowl, 1 ziplock bag filled with plastic straws and utensils, 4 silicone dish covers.


30-Day Minimalism Game — Day Seventeen

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)

Total: 153 items







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