Mini Mission Monday ~ Texture

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. Well, I figured everyone enjoyed the set of mini missions with colour as the theme so this week I thought I'd do something similar. Instead of a visual cue we are going tactile. So this weeks decluttering is all about texture. Let's see how we go. Monday - Declutter something furry or Continue reading

Sharing a comment again

I received the following comment from Peggy on Friday and wanted to share it here so people, who don't read the comments, might see it. It is comments like this that inspire me to keep on blogging. I am just lucky that I get them on a regular basis. So thank you Peggy and all those 365ers who write in to tell us similar stories. So without further adieu her is Peggy's comment... "When I think about the things I have managed to pass along or repurpose, I am amazed!  The dollhouse (sold), an unused medical test kit (returned to lab), unused Sephora gift bags (returned to store), foam roller, Continue reading

Old habits don’t have to die hard

I was talking to Wendy F the other day about breaking old habits. Smoking, I believe, is a very difficult habit to break, as is overeating, chewing your nails etc. I have a theory about this. I think that just trying to stop a habit is difficult. The ultimate reward can seem a long way off and hard to achieve. In this case the whole focus is on trying not to do something that, in some cases, you have spent a very long time doing and enjoying. While replacing an old bad habit with new better behaviour has immediate rewards even if they are only small. An immediate reward is far more enticing Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Seasons

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. Monday is here again, where do the weeks go? And as time flies the seasons change and that is a good time for decluttering. It has got decidedly cooler here at my end of the world and that means pack away the Summer clothes and out with the clothes for cooler climate. And time to let go of the Continue reading

A comment from LCM

I received the following comment from LCM in response to Wednesday's post. It had gone into moderation, because it had links in it, so it wasn't published before most of the readers and moved on. So I have decided to share it here today so everyone has a chance to read it.  So without further adieu here it is. Hi everyone! I encourage all of you to visit TerraCycle.com. For the past year, I have been involved with a group of volunteers who collect, sort, and ship “trash” to TerraCycle. We are then awarded points which are converted into cash rebates which are donated to our designated Continue reading

A collection of thoughts

I've been racking my brain today, trying to come up with an idea for a blog post, without success. I thought of a few experiences I have encountered during the week in reference to clutter. However these thoughts didn't amount to enough content for writing a whole blog post. So I decided I would just put these thoughts to you and see what comments ensue. The conversation in the comments section is often as stimulating and inspiring as a post anyway due to my clever and engaged readers. So here goes. I was thinking of how I hold on to some things longer than I ought to, because I just Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Doing

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. Now what can we declutter this week. I have mostly been decluttering craft materials but not everyone would be into that. So I'll have to come up with something else. I know, we'll have a verb loaded decluttering week. Each mission will be about what you do with stuff. Confused? Well you'll soon Continue reading

Where do I go ~ By Deb J

I thought I would give you links to some interesting websites. Most of these sites help digitally organise your life without need for clutter. In fact in some cases they can eliminate some paper clutter at the very least. The first one is actually to an article on a funding site by a 19-year old woman who learned early from her mom about decluttering and living minimally.  This link is to one of her first posts as she tells about her philosophy and reasons for living this way.  Click on www.gofundme.com/dkzs18 then scroll down to Update #1. www.Mint.com  This is an app for those who want an Continue reading

Experiment with going without

Sometimes, when it comes to the stuff around our homes, we continue to own things just because we always have. To have them has literally become a habit. Fortunately any habit that has been created can also be broken. There are two ways that you can experiment with breaking the ownership habit. The first, which we have spoken of in the past, is to have a trial separation from a selection of your stuff. Choose things that you are on the fence about decluttering, then put them away somewhere out of sight for a selected period of time. If you haven't had the need for these objects during the Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Walls, floors, cupboards…

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's mini missions focus on areas of your home, top to bottom, inside and out. Here's hoping you can find something for each day to declutter. Monday - Declutter something hanging on a wall or from the ceiling. Tuesday - Declutter something in a closet. Wednesday - Declutter something Continue reading