Today is the conclusion of week one of the minimalist game that I am doing with Carrie, et al, in which we're getting rid of progressively more unnecessary items from our houses. A brave few (Rachel, for example) are doing the full n items on day n for a total of 496 items in 31 days:
Most of us, however, are taking the more moderate approach of one item per day in week one, two items per day in week two, and so on. I've been a bit of a laggard in keeping up, as most of the weekdays I didn't get home until 7:30 or later. Nonetheless, the set of items I'm eliminating from my life are as follows:
Day 1: One-Minute Mindfulness
Day 2: SanDisk Sansa MP3 player
Day 3: Linksys WRT54G router
Day 4: Pair of PJs
Day 5: hemp necklace
Day 6: Virago
Day 7: Leatherman
The sale of my Virago, I think, takes this week's prize as the biggest big-ticket item to be sold or discarded
The remaining goodies have been laying around the house unused. I suspect before too long, I'll have to resort to further culling my hiking and camping gear, which is already reasonably minimalist.
See Rachel's blog, The Thirty One Day Minimalist, for a month targeted at 496 items to purge.