Many of my blogging friends are participating in NaNoWriMo this month.
I am not a writer. So in order not to feel left out, I decided to play the minimalists game
Find a friend or family member. Someone who’s willing to get rid of some of their excess stuff. This month, each of you must get rid of one thing on the first day of the month. On the second, two things. Three items on the third. So forth, and so on. Anything can go! Clothes, furniture, electronics, tools, decorations, etc. Donate, sell, or trash. Whatever you do, each material possession must be out of your house—and out of your life—by midnight each day.
I did try to convince Martha to play but its hard to convince a hoarder to be a minimalist. *sigh*
For every day in November I will be weeding out that number of items. So far:
Day 1 - 1 broken post hole digger (I thought it was repairable, but no)
Day 2- 2 pairs of jeans donated (apparently shrank in summer storage)
Day 3 - 3 broken clay pots trashed
Day 4 - 4 sweatshirts (daughter’s high school team apparel) donated
It’s only day 4 but I can see this is going to get challenging real fast.