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…


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.


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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