Archives for October 2011

Mini Mission Monday ~ The seven Re’s

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 for our mini missions we are going to re every day. Yes I did mean re and you will understand what I mean when you read the missions below. If you can't think of a task to suit each day just repeat Monday over and over. Good luck Monday - Relinquish something. Anything will do. Send Continue reading

I wish you a merry decluttered holiday season

I received this message from one of my readers this week and wondered if anyone could help with this request. I just got rid of about half a dozen strands of greenery and three wreaths and some other Christmas odds and ends. It would be helpful to have a conversation soon about decorating for Christmas and seeing some photos from other people on how they decorate. I keep Googling 'minimal Christmas decorating' or words to that effect, but not coming up with any good results. Continue reading

Buy Nothing New October Wrap Up

How did you do with Buy Nothing New October? Colleen ~ I was hoping to say that I bought nothing new this October and personally I feel that I have done that. I have bought nothing that I wanted to buy that's for sure. Unfortunately though the air conditioner in my car failed on me, and I had to have the compressor and the condenser replaced. I feel rather bitter and twisted about this for a number of reasons that I won't bore you with. Technically the compressor was replace under warranty but who's quibbling: it's new, and it's now mine. Although it doesn't count because it isn't new, I did Continue reading

Friday’s Favourite Five ~ 28Oct2011

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. Fave Five Comments. Enjoy! I loved this comment from Dizzy last week, she must surely be a proud mum. And no I didn't pick this comment because Dizzy said I had beautiful red hair. ;) Cindy recommended I highlight this comment from Ideealistin and what a beauty it is. I am glad Cindy pointed it our because it had snuck under my radar while I was away on the weekend of the the 15th. Here is a great Continue reading

What are you leaving to your family

I know we have been over this topic more than once but it bears repeating over and over. Here at 365 Less Things readers often share their stories of sad situations where their family have had a mammoth task of clearing out the home of a deceased loved one. At such a trying time it is hard to have to make rational decisions about what to do with all that stuff, especially if it is a case of a really cluttered household. It is natures course that when one life ends others must go on and often these other lives are busy and complicated enough already. Trying to find the time necessary to Continue reading

How Can You Have MORE to Declutter?

Cindy's Weekly Wisdom I took a hiatus of a couple weeks from my decluttering. When I started back up, I found this comment on my Facebook page, "How can you have MORE to declutter?" Three other friends "liked" this comment, which means that probably even more people than those four are wondering why I'm not sitting around on the floor with no clothes on by now, like this fellow. (I'll wait while you check it out.) How can I have more to declutter? Easy. According to the TED video featuring Graham Hill that Colleen posted on Saturday, the average American house is now three times larger than Continue reading

Greeting Card Declutter

I have avoided doing much decluttering of the keepsake boxes in my home so far. And yes I did say boxes as there is more than one. My husband did a once over of them quite early in our mission and then once or twice again of his own stuff since then but I have kept busy with everything else. I have focused mainly on the more obvious clutter but in all honesty I don't relish the idea of sorting through all those fiddly bits. We have tackled photos one or twice as well but the bulk of that task is still ahead of us. It is not that I am emotionally attached it is just that it is a lot of faffing Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Some random tasks

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 is another week of just random decluttering. Nothing to difficult like confronting family members or dealing with obligation clutter so I want no excesses my 365 declutterers. Only those who have all these tasked taken care of are allowed to slacken off. Chop Chop!! ;) Monday -  Go Continue reading

America use your outside voice to help save your wilderness

I received this email last week and felt compelled to share it with my American readers. Dear Colleen, The news is full of stories about Congress battling over the budget but did you know that our elected officials are deciding the fate of America's natural resources? Critical programs that, for decades, have protected our wildlife and wild places are now on the chopping block. This is simply unacceptable. You and your readers have an opportunity to do something about it - Use Your Outside Voice! The Nature Conservancy wants The U.S. Congress to know that Americans care about their Continue reading

Simple Saturday ~ Life Edited

My husband found this Ted video and of course I had to share it with you all. I also suggest you take a look at the website LifeEdited.org Continue reading