Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus from The Minimalists created this game called the 30-Day Minimalism Game that helped thousands of people worldwide declutter their homes.
Every week, I’ll be sharing practical tips and invaluable knowledge to guide you on your path to financial independence.
How to play the 30-Day Minimalism Game
The game is a way of getting rid of the excess, the stuff that no longer adds value to one’s life.
Here’s how it works.
On the first day of the month, you get rid of 1 thing. On the second day of the month, you get rid of 2 things. You get the picture. Anything can go! Clothes, furniture, electronics, tools, etc. By the end of the month, you will have gotten rid of 465 items (in a 30-day month).
There are a few ways to get rid of things. You can choose to donate, sell, or trash them. Whatever you do, each material possession must be out of your house and out of your life within 24 hours.
It’s an easy game at first, but it will start getting challenging by week 2 when you’re throwing away more than a dozen items each day.
Here’s my game plan
I’m going to set aside 3 boxes to separate items for sale, donation or trash and items will be sorted accordingly.
While the game calls for things to be out of the house by midnight, I’m tweaking the rules slightly, by giving myself:
- 30 days to sell the items that have some resale value (or they get trashed or donated)
- 7 days to donate the items that don’t have resale value but could be useful to others
- 24 hours to throw away the items that are of no value to anyone
My strategy is to spend 10 mins to an hour on this and not procrastinate because the number of items to get rid of can pile up really quickly as the days go by.
Will I win?
I’ll write another post to update everyone on my progress with the game.
Let’s declutter our homes!