How little we really need

Every time I go on a long vacation I am reminded of how little one really needs to live a comfortable and functional lifestyle. My husband and I often stay in Airbnb places when on vacation. These small apartments usually come supplied with a minimal, and varying, amount of crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, utensils etc to prepare and eat meals. They also have minimal linen, towels, bedding, furniture and appliances for you comfort and needs. And sometimes there are some extra items such as books, games, stationary and cooking ingredients etc.  As an example, we stayed in one Airbnb place in Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ This and that

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 have been informed that my Mother-in-law has been following my mini missions so this weeks missions have her in mind. I could be way off base because she has decluttered so much already but I am going to make some guesses as to what missions would work well for her. I hope they work well for Continue reading

The problem is acquiring

Clutter is very much about being keener to acquire than to let go. We acquire things we need, or more likely just want, but once their usefulness to, or novelty for, us has expired we hang on to them. I feel that there are four main reasons for why we hang on to this clutter and they are, laziness, confusion, fear and indifference. Laziness of course refers to having the stuff there, being aware that it is a problem but refusing to deal with it because you just don't want to make the effort. The problem is this is that while you are "ignoring" it it is gnawing away at your peace of mind. So Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Ten minutes a day

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. It seems to have been a while since I focused on the philosophy behind the 365 Less Things approach. I tend to take it for granted that we all know what that is, and we just get on with it. However this week that is going to be the theme for my posts. Even though my home contents Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Shapes – By Nicole V (Archive)

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 Mini Missions are brought to you by Nicole V.  Do you remember playing with those shape-sorter toys as a child? Apart from being fun, they were great for developing hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills. We’ll be shape-searching this week and you’ll need to find something Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ It’s just stuff (Archive)

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. What we have to get into our heads sometimes if that the stuff cluttering up our homes is just that, stuff. These items aren't life preservers, they aren't precious, they aren't our memories... and for the most part they aren't even all that useful. We get it into our heads that we need this Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ To reduce your workload

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. Why work harder than you have to for the sake of keep items you don't need. This week's mission are designed to have you getting rid of items that you may or may not realise are adding to your work load. Perhaps doing these mission will help you identify other areas of clutter causing your Continue reading

Manage your time (From the archives)

As I am on vacation in New Zealand for some time I will be republishing old posts from the archives to keep you all entertained and motivated while I am busy. I hope you will enjoy the post I have dug up for you today and that it inspires you to have at it and get some decluttering done. How much time do you waste in your day then profess to have no time to get your house in order. No time to begin decluttering that stuff that is making it difficult to keep your house in order. We are all entitled to downtime. I am not going to argue that fact. The question is has your downtime taken over. Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ When your clutter is a bother to others

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. Sorry folks I am late yet again. We have had a visitor and some more baby sitting due to a funeral of someone gone too young, and also getting ready for our departure tomorrow. No excuse is good enough for being so slack of late though and I apologise for that. Maybe this big break is just what I Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Destress

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. Firstly, sorry for the late posting. My husband and I have our 18 month old grandson staying with us for two weeks while his parents are on vacation and time just seems to get away from me. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday all seem to roll into one. But better late than never with a set of mini missions I Continue reading