{ Video } 30-Day Minimalism Game

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the minimalists

Happy rentrée dear Magnifique-ers! We hope you’re feeling rested, revived and raring to go for a brand new year of fun and great health (yes, in France it’s generally agreed that the year begins not in January, but September. I think I agree now).

So to help start this year with a burst of en-LIGHT-ened energy, we have a super fun proposition for you:

Join Us on the 30-Day Minimalism Game!

This game was started by the two chaps from The Minimalists (their blog is a fascinating insight into the process and benefits of minimalism).

It’s a month-long challenge that encourages you to go through every nook and cranny of your house, hunting down things that don’t serve you anymore to give away/recycle/sell/throw away.

The tricksy part is that it gets harder as the month goes on, i.e., you let go of:

  • One thing on the 1st of the month
  • Two things on the 2nd, etc., etc…
  • Until you’re letting go of thirty things in a day at the end of the game.

It’s going to be excellent fun, and I’m sure we’ll all feel much lighter and clear headed for it.

Thousands of people around the world are joining in – search #MinsGame on social media for inspiration.

Some of the benefits that people (including Ann and me!) are getting from exploring the minimalist way of life are:

  • A sense of clarity about what really matters in life – i.e. relationships, not stuff. Experiences, not things.
  • The satisfying feeling of living in a clearer, brighter space with zero clutter.
  • The freedom to travel/move house without that sinking feeling of being weighed down by stuff.

We hope you’ll be part of this game. Tag your efforts with #minsgame and #veggiemagnifique so we can track each other’s progress!

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3 thoughts on “30-Day Minimalism Game

  1. Rebecca says:

    HAPPY RENTÉE TO VM! Great video, thanks. I am v v on board with minimalism – I made a u-turn from being a hoarder to being an ‘I have nothing-er’ about 8 years ago – and it’s very liberating. I still do monthly clears – I really enjoy doing it and definitely feel that life is a lot clearer when everything is clear (!!). A few places that I’ve found useful for giving new life to sthg that is no longer need…..Emmaus – most of their shops take clothes and small objects and they do regular collections at fixed locations in Paris for electrical items etc (http://www.emmaus-idf.org/donner-c-est-deja-agir/depot-de-vos-dons), LSF for glasses (http://www.lunettes-sans-frontiere.fr), the Relais clothing banks are great as they recycle anything that isn’t wearable and use it as insulation (http://www.lerelais.org/oudonner.php), I drop all of my English books in to AntiCafé as they seem to have a lot of English speaking customers (www.anticafe.eu) …. also, if you put unwanted furniture outside your door on a Sunday afternoon/eve it’s usually gone before bedtime – if you call your Mairie they will collect it but I think that Sunday eve is when the people who resell at markets etc drive around looking for things. Enjoy your month of minimalism!!!!

    1. Ann says:

      Hello Rebecca! Wow! You’re just a wealth of knowledge! Thanks for all these “pistes”! We, too, are absolutely loving the process of “unloading.” Words that come to mind… Freedom. Flow. Bright. Detox. LOVE it!

      So glad that you’re on board! Thanks so much for visiting VM and being so supportive! <3

  2. Rebecca says:

    HAPPY RENTRÉE TO VM! Great video, thanks. I am v v on board with minimalism – I made a u-turn from being a hoarder to being an ‘I have nothing-er’ about 8 years ago – and it’s very liberating. I still do monthly clears – I really enjoy doing it and definitely feel that life is a lot clearer when everything is clear (!!). A few places that I’ve found useful for giving new life to sthg that is no longer need…..Emmaus – most of their shops take clothes and small objects and they do regular collections at fixed locations in Paris for electrical items etc (http://www.emmaus-idf.org/donner-c-est-deja-agir/depot-de-vos-dons), LSF for glasses (http://www.lunettes-sans-frontiere.fr), the Relais clothing banks are great as they recycle anything that isn’t wearable and use it as insulation (http://www.lerelais.org/oudonner.php), I drop all of my English books in to AntiCafé as they seem to have a lot of English speaking customers (www.anticafe.eu) …. also, if you put unwanted furniture outside your door on a Sunday afternoon/eve it’s usually gone before bedtime – if you call your Mairie they will collect it but I think that Sunday eve is when the people who resell at markets etc drive around looking for things. Enjoy your month of minimalism!!!!

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