The Minimalist’s Purge Game Complete

The goal: To purge 465 items from your house within one month.  We pushed it to the very end.  On May 30th Matt and I still had 98 items to purge.  I was worried we’d struggle at the end because each weekend, I’d go room-by-room clearing out everything I wanted to get rid of only to count the items and find I’d purged barely fifty.  So I’d hunt through the house to find another fifty.  On our last weekend of purging, I thought it would be even harder, but it wasn’t; it was the easiest.

I think purging becomes addictive.  It became easier to get rid of stuff I liked, but never used or am keeping for “just in case.”  I suddenly didn’t want it anymore.

I’d highly recommend doing a materials purge if it’s up your alley at all.  You start to notice just how much you accumulate over time.  Matt and I moved into this house six years ago and there were items I packed, made my friends help us move and I haven’t touched them since.  That’s crazy.  It actually felt good to get rid of them.  We had over twenty packs of playing cards.  I purged eight wooded […]