The Mins Game Update

Sara and I have had a tough time keeping up with the #minsgame this time around. It’s easy to make excuses for yourself (like, we just spent 24+ hours on the road over the MLK Day weekend) when the task of decluttering seems too great a mountain to climb.

Let’s not be discouraged, though, because Marie Kondo is talking. As luck would have it, I’m in the middle of her book. Early on, one thing she repeats is the failure we feel in previous “clean sweep” attempts and how common it is to feel this way. I think the discouragement I feel now is a little different than the last pre-move declutter: we spend a lot of physical and emotional energy in the day before we can think to get to find 17 or 18 or 19 things to donate.

There also is the possibility we’ve reached a plateau. I know, however, that there is more still we can do. There are still shadowy nooks in the cabinet below our bathroom sink, and there are drawers I’ve cleared thrice over that could still use more culling.

So, if you’re feeling down about your run with the #minsgame, or you have that hangover feeling of failure from the last time you tried to declutter (even if that was a while ago), be not discouraged. Chime in on the comments or leave us a note on Facebook—let us know how you’re doing. 

#minsgame count: 87 (womp womp)

P.S. from Sara: Hi friends! I know we said we would be back on Wednesday with a new post but dang it is hard to recover from travel. We want to be as consistent with posting as we can without it stealing our joy in our leisure time. Doing special challenges like blogging or the mins game or whatever is an excellent time to practice showing ourselves mercy. It’s no fun to spend the whole challenge feeling guilty.

P.P.S. Here are some pictures from our trip back to Roswell. We couldn’t see everyone but we enjoyed spending time with those we did catch.

It’s way better to do this than to declutter, amiright?

It’s way better to do this than to declutter, amiright?