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 theminimalists.com. 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 MINIMALISM GAME
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?