It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’m determined to get through to the bitter end of the #minsgame though.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Bobbi Brown brush isn’t really big enough to be a face powder brush.
- These four little Hourglass sample pots can go, even though they’re cute. I know my colours now.
- The hair slide is too small to hold my hair. I now know where to go for hair accessories for thick hair.
- The mascara is going because it has to be replaced every three months for hygiene reasons.
- Then there’s an iPod adaptor. Remember those?
- I’m throwing out the top for a new pot of foundation because I now have a transferable pump.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Beconase spray is five years out of date.
- 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.
- There’s a DVD from the vacuum cleaner company. We don’t need that.
- 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.