It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’m determined to get through to the bitter end of the #minsgame though.

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Reasons:

  1. There is no use for old boxes. I had wanted to cheat and call these three items, but I have been told that they can only be one, which is fair enough, and that the #minsgame is about throwing out things that you don’t use that aren’t actually rubbish. So thanks for that, the OH. Anyway there comes a point where you no longer need the packaging for a piece of kit that you’e had for a while. If it goes wrong, you just have to pack it up in bubblewrap for the journey to the repairer’s.
  2. The charger for someone’s Clarisonic. We no longer use these and, in fact, I chucked mine away on a previous #minsgame day.A green belt from a pair of trousers I’ve already thrown out.
  3. One of my mother’s old purses. Before I took her to India, she had several of these dotted around her flat with varying amounts of cash in each. This one, rather poignantly, contained a Post-it pad on which she’d written a friend’s address and the details of a taxi journey in India.
  4. Some Chanel mineral powder foundation which has always been too light for me. I’ve nearly used it all up, anyway, and now I have a better coloured substitute from Nars, my latest cosmetic amour.
  5. The last of a pot of Chanel Face Powder. It’s taken me two and an half years to use this up but it’s never really been satisfactory for me. I’ve now got hold of a setting powder that doesn’t add any colour to the face.
  6. The Bobbi Brown brush isn’t really big enough to be a face powder brush.
  7. These four little Hourglass sample pots can go, even though they’re cute. I know my colours now.
  8. The hair slide is too small to hold my hair. I now know where to go for hair accessories for thick hair.
  9. The mascara is going because it has to be replaced every three months for hygiene reasons.
  10. Then there’s an iPod adaptor. Remember those?
  11. I’m throwing out the top for a new pot of foundation because I now have a transferable pump.
  12. I have two copies of the crochet book so one will have to go. Let us hope this was not the copy that was a Christmas present from a family member.
  13. The Selphy photo printer was given to me by a friend who works in a charity shop. It’s been knocking around the house for years and I bet you can’t even get the ink for it now.
  14. The Beconase spray is five years out of date.
  15. The ballet music CD is grade four and five and MsDD has now given up ballet, after her grade six as she has too many other commands on her time.
  16. There’s a DVD from the vacuum cleaner company. We don’t need that.
  17. And a plug in mosquito killer thing. I’m a little dubious about throwing this out but I suppose if we need one in the future, we can always buy one.