I’ve decided to join in on a challenge for the month of July. This challenge was mentioned on Twitter by the Minimalists. It’s called the Mins Game. Maybe you’ve heard of it? The idea is pretty simple. For thirty days, you declutter the amount of items that correspond with the day. In other words, on day one you let go of one item, day two is two items, day three is three items, and so on…
I really think this challenge is a great way to get a good summer declutter going. It provides a bit of a framework. There is no need to empty entire rooms or closets. You simply pick out items based on the day of the month.
For day one, I chose to remove a book. Only, let me be honest… that one book was part of a series of six books. As I grabbed the one, I decided that the entire series needed to go. In my mind, I saw the series as one whole unit. So I decluttered a book series.
I only read one of the books. But I have no intention of reading any of the other ones. I bought the series thinking that I would read it all, and I soon found myself incredibly bored by it. I had to force my way through the first book.
Why put myself through more of that torture?
If you don’t like something, it is ok to let it go. Yes, I paid for the books. But letting them go to someone who will actually read them is far better than letting them sit on a shelf, collecting dust, for years on end.
I don’t know what I’ll declutter tomorrow, but I plan to keep you updated as I go through this process.
Would you like to join in on the Mins Game with me? If so, leave a comment and let me know.