Archives for September 2011

Friday’s Favourite Five ~ 30sep2011

On Fridays at 365 Less Things I share with you my five favourite comments from my wonderful readers and my five favourite web finds on the week. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did. Fave Five Comments. Enjoy!  Top of my list this week is this comment for Elaine. I am sure you will all agree what a generous, thoughtful soul she is. I particularly enjoyed responding to this comment from Lena. She is taking the time to read back through my archives and I've got to respect her for that. She leaves some very thought provoking comments and when it comes to the subject of books I have Continue reading

If you love me let me know…

...If you don't then let me go I can't take another minute Of a day without you in it If you love me let it be If you don't then set me free Take the chains away That keep me loving you... (If you can't see the video about here is a link to hear Livvy (Olivia Newton John) sing) Is this what your clutter is begging of you while you just keep it hanging on. Like a sad old romance that you cling to because it is better than being lonely. Having that stuff around even though you don't love it any more secures you in your comfort zone while it wastes away unused and unloved. Is that anyway Continue reading

Cindy’s Weekly Wisdom – Visual Clutter

Cindy's Weekly Wisdom Imagine a big city, a huge, bustling city with no advertising, anywhere. The Brazilian city of São Paulo turned this imagining into reality in 2007. According to the Major: "The Clean City Law came from a necessity to combat pollution … pollution of water, sound, air, and the visual. We decided that we should start combating pollution with the most conspicuous sector – visual pollution." Visual pollution, considered equal in importance to the physical pollutants of water and air. Amazing. A Brazilian reporter noted that with the advertisements down, all sorts of ills Continue reading

The Garage Shelves

Last Tuesday I featured my garage shelves showing you before and after shots. The empty containers have since been delivered to the thrift store and hopeful I will find they have been sold by the time I go back there this week. I am sure though that many of you were thinking that for someone who writes a blog about decluttering there seems to be a lot of stuff stored on those shelves. And you would be right. Below is a rundown on what it all is and below that I will write what I would like/will be doing with it all. The Christmas decorations, including the nativity scene and the tree are Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Leading by example

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. Usually I just make the mini missions up from something that pops into my head. Perhaps a theme or items that I decluttered the week before. I suppose today is no different but this time I am going to actually match each day with something I am decluttering. I will name the clutter category and Continue reading

Simple Saturday ~ One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

Here is proof of the old saying that one man's trash is another man's treasure. This port crock was decluttered from our home some time back. I actually can't find evidence of it on my blog so I can only assume that I filed the photo in the wrong file and it has never featured as a daily declutter item. Which only makes this story even more of a funny coincidence. I am also therefore not sure whether we donated it to the thrift store or sold it on eBay. The photo was taken in February of this year. However the story goes like this. My husband walked into the office of one of Continue reading

Friday’s Favourite Five ~ 23Sep2011

On Fridays at 365 Less Things I share with you my five favourite comments from my wonderful readers and my five favourite web finds of the week. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did. But before we begin Today is a very special day for one of our readers. Katharine is getting married today. Congratulations Katharine and partner, I hope you have a beautiful day and a wonderful life together. Clutter free of course. After all you have him almost trained already. ;) Fave Five Comments. Enjoy! In this comment from Eve you will read some words of wisdom gathered through experience when Continue reading

Clutter from by gone days

How much space is taken up in your home with clutter from the person you once were. Do you still have... Sports equipment the will never be used again. Clothes that no longer fit. Musical instruments that you never really learned to play. College papers that are long out of date. Hobby supplies that you lost interest in some time ago. Music that you are embarrassed to say you once loved. Love letters from a faded romance. Books you read once and will never read again. Enough linen, crockery, cutlery etc to cater for your family of five when now it is just the two Continue reading

Cindy’s Weekly Wisdom – Electronic Clutter

Cindy's Weekly Wisdom I received this email from my dear friend Natalie: So here is a decluttering task that I am tackling.  Computer clutter.   I went through my saved emails -- deleted lots of obsolete ones - including whole folders (eg. Arkansas trip), made new folders for some.  Last night I rearranged my task bar -- I took out all of automatic tabs I don't use (most of them) and added in my own -- the elementary school, middle school, middle school band, etc.  Next up I'm tackling my bookmark list.  Guess my desktop will be next -- making sure my files are organized (I don't have too Continue reading

Have storage will clutter

For some time now empty storage containers have been mounting up in my garage. I treat them with the same slow and steady approach that I use for the rest of my decluttering. Therefore I had set them aside until I was sure that I don't have another use for them. The further into my declutter mission I go the more I confirm for myself that I am never going back to the way things were. So I have come to the conclusion that I am never going to need these containers and it is time to declutter them along with the next load of items going to the thrift store. Myself and some space in my garage Continue reading