The Study Junk Draw

Day 8 out of 30 – The Minimalism Game

Items Discarded:

11 x Miscellaneous “Just-in-case” Items from my “I-don’t-know-where-put-it,-here-will-do Draw” in the Study, in a Wardrobe, in a IKEA Bookshelf.

Items includes: A sewing box, A small card game, Magic Cards (from when I was 9), An empty notebook, A CD for PC internet security, 2 x plastic-pocket folders, 2 x cheesy comic strip books, A set of hooks for pot plants, An empty cardboard box (no idea why I kept this), Multiple tags with buttons from clothes I purchased & a large box of coloured paperclips.

The Why…

A simple why today – I have never used any of these possessions!

I have had them, some of them for years, but I have never used or only used them only once. This entire draw is my Mismatched Possession Rubbish Bin.

When I loose something, this is the first place I look to try and find it. Of course, I never find my missing item here. Why would I? Any possession I even remotely cared about I would have stored somewhere else. But every time I still keep look here first, creating more guilt and anxiety over my missing thing.

The only purpose this red box currently serves is to create a tidy looking place to hide all my crap. Enabling the problem. Fabulous…

Well no more! Today they all are going in the tip. Not even going to add any more time, stress and energy trying to donate them to someone else. I’ll minimise the grief and forever forget about everything in this red box – maybe even the box too!


Total Number of Items Discarded to date: 72


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