Mini Mission Monday ~ A minute here a minute there.

Mini Mission Monday is about finding ten minutes a day to declutter. To make it easy for you, each Monday I set seven declutter missions, one for each day of the week for you to follow. It takes the guess work out of decluttering and makes it easy and "fun" for you to achieve some quick decluttering. This week our mini mission theme is all about how little time need take to declutter one thing a day. In fact you could combine all of the following missions into your daily routine and not even notice the effort or time used to achieve quite a bit of decluttering. I will share with you six short Continue reading

The right attitude

Yesterday in one of my paragraphs I wrote these words regarding stuff ~ ...acquiring it, for most people, is much more fun than having to deal with the task of getting rid of it. However with the right attitude the decluttering can be far more rewarding than the acquisition of the items in the first place. ~ Which brought to mind my friend in Sydney who I helped declutter recently. Now there is a lady who had the right attitude. She had acquired so much stuff over a long period of time. We had also discussed her starting to declutter well before she suddenly had to move. Yet she had done Continue reading

Sage advice or tough love depending on how you view it.

Below I am going to share with you some advice, both of my own and quotes I have happened upon. I will then explain how these quote apply to decluttering. Although the first needs little explanation. So bear with me and don't run away screaming after just reading the quotes. "The clutter didn't appear overnight so wishing it would just disappear overnight isn't going to happen either." ~ Colleen Madsen "Performing the same actions will never result in a different reaction." ~ Unknown to me. However this version is a twist on a quote from Albert Einstein ~ "Insanity: doing the same Continue reading

Love it or heave it

Take a look around your home to find items that you have been using constantly for many years. Items that you would never part with although maybe are outdated, getting a little shabby or just aren't particularly aesthetically pleasing in any way. These items will likely have to reach natural attrition before they leave your home. Of course they don't have to be shabby, they may be standing the test of time amazingly well. And thank goodness for that if they are items that are useful and/or beautiful to you. Think about what is unique about this item that causes you to appreciate it so Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Methods of disposal

Mini Mission Monday is about finding ten minutes a day to declutter. To make it easy for you, each Monday I set seven declutter missions, one for each day of the week for you to follow. It takes the guess work out of decluttering and makes it easy and "fun" for you to achieve some quick decluttering. This weeks missions are designed to give you a little practice at ways of getting rid of your stuff. You may already be an expert at all of them or perhaps you have tried one or two, however this week why not give them all a try. Half the fun will be digging out an appropriate items for each Continue reading

Cuppa & a Chat / Guest Post Request

Hi readers, as I may have mentioned I am about to embark on a six week vacation to Japan and America. In Japan I will be visiting Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto. In the USA I will be visiting Hawaii, San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas and a brief period in Anaheim. If any readers in those areas would like to get together for a cuppa and a chat you can contact me via my contact page . I won't post dates here but I will be happy to talk dates with you if you are interested. Likewise I am sending a call to anyone who would like to write a guest post for me while I am away. I have been very busy of late Continue reading

Tools & Hardware

Today's mini mission Declutter and rearrange the work bench and tool chest. ~ Most homes have a place to store the home maintenance gear. And typically when catering to home maintenance, hardware comes in multiples and these can mound up or not get put away properly when a task is complete. This area isn’t too messy in our home, even though we have been doing lots of little DIY tasks of late. But a little tidying and tweaking never goes astray. This brings to light an area of our homes where we often cater for the "I might need it someday." situation the most. Now I can't give individual Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Organisation

Mini Mission Monday is about finding ten minutes a day to declutter. To make it easy for you, each Monday I set seven declutter missions, one for each day of the week for you to follow. It takes the guess work out of decluttering and makes it easy and "fun" for you to achieve some quick decluttering. I don't talk much about organisation here at 365 Less Things. That is because I have found that once the clutter is gone things naturally end up in their logical position. However sometimes there are areas of our homes that need constant maintenance or even rearranging and/or decluttering to stay Continue reading

Flowing through

Friday again and another weeks almost gone by and also another month. It seems like just yesterday that we moved into our apartment, but in fact that was nearly nine months ago. And with every day that passes by we love living here even more. One thing I have noticed about our new uncluttered, downsized life is that stuff tends to flow through our home now rather than come to rest, or stuff come to rest while something else flows out. I am pleased to say that much of that has been preloved, so there has been no buyers guilt attached. I wouldn't say that the apartment is fine tuned to the Continue reading

Use your imagination for offloading your stuff

I am sure I have talked about this topic numerous times but it is worth repeating over and over again. Two situations in recent times have brought both sides of this subject to the fore again for me. Situation 1 ~ Many times over the last few years I have given advice to my friend, who I just helped declutter, to slowly start getting rid of her stuff. She even reads my blog sometimes. One of the pieces of advice dished out was to have a plan for where to offload her unwanted stuff. However aside from giving me craft items and her friend, who is a teacher, craft and stationery items and she Continue reading