#minsgame: we did it

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Well, we did it.

Total for this week: 150 items

Total for last week: 147 items

Total for week 2 : 98 items

Total for week 1: 55 items

Total total: 451

But, I know I threw away 45 items I didn’t count while I was cleaning out cabinets, and I didn't think I'd need to count them, so I'm counting them now.

The trash we took out last night covered the back end of our Kia Sorento. 

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And the other items we donated were snug in the middle seat.

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From this process, I learned a couple of things: 

  • Aaron and I aren’t much on hoarding. We do a pretty good job keeping things cleaned up, and we don’t have much attachment to stuff, which is great.
  • We hate clutter. Over the past month, I kept piles of stuff around the house in order to take pics of it and to give it all away at the end of the month. I strongly believe outer order=inner calm, and the clutter all around caused for less inner calm. So, if we do this again, we will get rid of stuff as we go.
  • Recycling feels good but gains very little. I recycled all those jars from week 1, and got $2. But, I really did feel good about not just throwing them away, so now I have a bag to put jars to take them to the recycling place.
  • I LOVE EMPTY SHELVES AND DRAWERS. 

I’m glad we did the #minsgame, and I think we’ll keep applying the minimalist principal in our lives because my house feels so much better. 

And it would be clutter-free if I’d just finish my 100 crafts I’ve started.