the minimalism game

minimalism game

This month I’m joining in with a social media challenge, ‘the 30 day minimalism game’ started by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, writers of I don’t take part in many social media ‘challenges/games’ but anything to help my home become more minimal is appealing as clutter is stressful! I’ve always been a fan of the minimal style but half of me is a messy hoarder, so I need a little help. The concept of living with less is to value and appreciate each of your belongings, a decluttered home can lead to a relaxing home.

Living with less and decluttering your home have been hot topics on social media with many bloggers sharing their experiences after reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo. I’ve read this book and it did change my life from helping me organise my home and reviewing what belongings ‘give me joy’ and what to discard, I am much much tidier now! However I do slip from time to time, as life gets more hectic I can lose track of the ‘rules’ but this book was a great start and my home has improved. To do this 30 day minimalism challenge kinda conflicts with the Marie Kondo method as I should have discarded all of my unwanted things already, but whatever, I’m not perfect, lets play!


The aim of the minimalism game is to find a friend or family member willing to join in. Each of you get rid of one thing on the first day. On the second day, get rid of two things, three items on the third day etc etc. You can choose anything in your home, that is yours to get rid of from clothes to old cosmetics, decorations etc. Please consider donating items to charity and recycling first before putting anything in the bin, we should discard with care. The person who doesn’t break and keeps on discarding wins! I think there should be a prize like taking the other person to dinner or buying them a bottle of wine but it’s up to you.

Along with this game I personally will be doing the same to my emails, unsubscribing from spam or newsletters that I no longer wish to receive. In the hope that my email inbox is clutter free too, as they massively distract me!

Share your minimalist results, pictures or even items you’ll be discarded using The Minimalist’s hashtag #MinsGame. I’d like to hear about your results too so tag me @Han_house or find me on facebook and I’ll cheer you on!

SO who wants to play and live a minimalist life?

H x


  • Reply Rachel March 2, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    That sounds fun (although a tad scary too, to my inner hoarder self)! It’s a great idea, especially as a spring challenge.

  • Reply Old Fashioned Susie March 2, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    I could do this but I’m always seeing stuff I like so would probably find stuff to replace the stuff I was getting rid of!

  • Reply Arianna March 3, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Love this Idea Hannah – I could start doing that to my clothes 😉

  • Reply Carole March 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I’m definitely up for an email inbox declutter! As for the rest…not so much, haha! I’ve decluttered a lot when we moved house and whilst I still have a lot of “stuff”, I actually like it that way and I don’t think I’ll ever be a minimalist at heart. I hope it works for you though, good luck 🙂 xo

    • Reply Hannah March 4, 2016 at 11:42 am

      This is really good for me to get rid of rubbish that I’m holding onto for no reason. I wish all of my stuff was as nice as yours! Your style is awesome xxx

    • Reply Hannah March 4, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      oh and unsubscribing each day is brilliant! A weight is lifted

  • Reply Sue trickett March 3, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Sign me up

  • Reply Jen Stanbrook (@lovechicliving) March 4, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Good luck Hannah, I’ve seen a few people mention this now, can’t wait to see how far you get.

  • Reply Stacey Sheppard March 4, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    I so need to do this. I’m rubbish at having clear outs as I always find stuff I forgot I had and then decide to hang on to it. My life would be so much less stressful if I just got rid of most of my stuff. I also really need to find more space for toy storage so could do with a big clear out. Good luck with yours.

  • Reply Carole March 7, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    I so need to do this too! I’ll be watching with interest to see how you get on 🙂

  • Reply Emma Jane Palin March 15, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I’m not very good at being minimal! That’s fine though, I like things! I’ll join you on getting rid of the spammy emails though…

    • Reply Hannah March 15, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      ha! well stuff can be nice, I’ve realised that I hoard actual rubbish! So this game is basically helping me clean up! 🙂 but the email one is also SO therapeutic!

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  • Reply Sibyl December 7, 2016 at 2:57 am

    This is actually the simplest way to score major savings.

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