The 30-Day Minimalism Game


I first heard about the 30-Day Minimalism Game, or the Mins Game, a couple of years ago when I came across the blog, the Minimalists.  I don't remember exactly how I heard about this blog but I am so happy that I did because it has really been life changing!  The founders, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, started the blog back around 2011 after quitting their corporate jobs in order to pursue a life of meaning; which happened to look like living with less.  Together, Joshua and Ryan have written books, produced a podcast, created a documentary, and continue to help over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less.  They created the Mins Game as a fun way for people to ease into de-cluttering.  What I love about this game is that your encouraged not to play alone but to be a part of a community.  I participated in the game about a year and a half ago and loved it.  As we approach the month of August, I want to encourage you to grab a friend and give the game a try!  Below are the rules, as spelled out by the Minimalists about how the game is played.  Along with using the #MinsGame, I would love for you to use our #roomforpeace so that we can follow along on your journey!


The 30-Day Minimalism Game:

Find a friend or family member: someone who's willing to get rid of their excess stuff.  This month, each of you must get rid of one thing on the first day.  On the second day, two things.  On the third day, three things.  So forth, and so on.  Anything can go!  Clothes, furniture, electronics, tools, decorations, etc.  Donate, sell [, recycle, ] or trash.  Whatever you do, each material possession must be out of you house - and out of your life - by midnight.

It's an easy game at first.  However, it starts getting challenging by week two when you're both jettisoning more than a dozen items per each day.  Whoever can keep going the longest wins; you both win if you can make it call month.  Bonus points if you play with two or more people.Win or lose, we'd love to hear about your game on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: #MinsGame.