It is day 8 of the Minimalism Game (read more here) and I have not followed the rules at all, but I did say I wasn’t going to. I have got rid of some stuff and I have been brave about chucking things in the bin more so than usual. I have even replaced some of the really very knackered stuff around my house with new stuff and repurposed or chucked the old stuff e.g. my dish drainer – I’m ashamed to admit that I actually did a home exchange with it there and it is also rusted through and looking horrendous – it went in the bin (should it have gone in metal recycling? It was covered in white plastic…). I don’t know how many years we had it, but I honestly can’t remember the last time I bought one, we must have had it for years and years. I have also given some stuff away to a friend – some nappies we no longer need, a bath mitt and a kids rocking chair that my kids have grown out of.
- To be recycled at the dump – an old electric toothbrush and razor and some bags of garden waste and some old frying pans
- To be recycled at the supermarket – they recycle plastic bags and have fabric recycling bins in the car park (although fabric can also be recycled at the dump). Although I do most of my shopping plastic bag free, plastic bags still find their way into our home…
- To be sold – I have a long list of things to be sold and need to get around to listing them for sale!
- To be given away – I am hosting a clothes swap party next week and might try to give a few other bits and pieces away then. Otherwise it will be a trip to the charity shop or listing on Freecycle/ Freegle.
In total so far I have got rid of around 70 things (if you count each nappy individually, which I didn’t but 70 sounds good), so I am ahead of schedule – woohoo! I only have another 390 things to go!!