Archives for October 2011

Friday’s Favourite Five ~ 21Oct2011

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! We have been graced with the presence of many new reader/commenters over the last week or so and I decided that today I would feature a selection of them in the favourite five. I am curious to know how you all found my blog but I am glad that you did. We have a great community going here and your shared wisdom is an asset to my blog. Thank you!  Geeta tells us about the Continue reading

Day 243 Memory Clutter Revisited

In a comment this week Dizzy suggested I republish this post because she thought it was an oldie but a goodie. And since I seem to be having a hard time getting my act together this week after being away all weekend I thought I would comply to her suggestion. I actually enjoyed it when I reread it and thought you might all enjoy it too. So without further ado here it is. Day 243 Memory clutter There is one thing or actually a big group of things in my home that are looking down the barrel of being decluttered before the 365 days are up. The group in question are my old sports trophies. I Continue reading

Eight Year’s Storage

Cindy's Weekly Wisdom My Grandfather passed almost exactly eight years ago, a few years after the passing of my Grandmother. They had lived on the same farm their whole married life - 64 years - although a few decades ago they built a new house steps from the old, drafty one, and knocked the old house down. Sixty-four years worth of living and six now adults kids' worth of memories in that house. My cousins, who already had a houseful, were moving in. I helped my family try to organize the house and to make room for the cousins' belongings. At the end of my time in Iowa, I had a small pile Continue reading

Day 194 Revisited

I received a comment from Dizzy last week who is meticulously reading through my archives catching up on all that she has missed out on. She has only just discovered my blog recently and has already become very active in the comments. Thanks Dizzy for your enthusiasm, your shared wisdom and for suggesting I revisit this blog post. Here is Dizzy's comment Hi Colleen, Day 194 Too Good To Use what a great blog topic, maybe you should revisit this point now and see how many of the commenters have actually came to grips with their good stuff. I personally love to use what I have and I have used Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Making your bedroom a restful space

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. Last week Andréia was telling me what a mess her bedroom us so I set her the challenge to declutter and organise her it. I feel it is important that a bedroom should be a tranquil and restful space that is conducive to a good night sleep. There is no reason why an adult's bedroom who has full Continue reading

Simple Saturday ~ Buy nothing new October update

Hi folks, for Simple Saturday this week Cindy suggested that we give you an up date on how we are going with our pledges to Buy Nothing New in October. i believe even Alice Cooper is on board with this initiative Cindy's Update Besides groceries, household consumables such as laundry soap, and medicines, I have purchased two new books for the children that were preordered in August but not published until this month, as well as two other new books for myself. My daughters have been to the fabric store with their grandmother and purchased fabric for their Halloween costumes. I do not Continue reading

Friday’s Favourite Five ~ 14 Oct 2011

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 have been consistently having weeks lately where there are so many great comments that it is hard to keep up with them all never mind narrow them down to just five for Friday. I am loving all the great feedback and shared wisdom and I feel sorry for those readers who just don't have the time to read them all. So here are five that I wouldn't want you to forget or miss. Not Continue reading

Back to the subject of toys

With the holiday season just around the corner I thought now would be as good a time as any to think about how the volume of acquisition of toys for our children has changed over the generations. Is this a good or bad thing and I think you can probably guess that I won't have a lot of positive insight as to how this is affecting children in the modern age. I am however open minded should anyone wish to dispute my opinion. And I must add, it is just my opinion, I have no psychological training or data to back this up. I am therefore only speaking from experience. I also know that my examples of Continue reading

Cindy’s Weekly Wisdom – Have Storage Will Clutter, part 2

Cindy's Weekly Wisdom When Colleen wrote Have Storage Will Clutter, I assumed it would be about storage units, which exist all over the US, some row after row of garages, and others (literally) high rise buildings with full heating and air conditioning services. Some people's junk in the US lives better than many citizens. Recently I was  at a class with my eldest daughter and was telling one of the fathers about the blog. He immediately told me that his chore for that day was cleaning out the garage. The coach then approached and asked if we were talking about cleaning out a storage unit. Continue reading

Greeting cards and other sentimental card clutter

I received an email last weekend which I will share with you now along with what was going to be my response but which turned into a post. Hi Colleen, I've been going back over the archives and couldn't find anything about the little notices you get at funeral homes. I have the one from when my mom died, but I also have several more I just don't know what to do with. I notice that sometimes when I leave the funeral some people just leave them on the chair but I feel bad so I just take mine. I thought maybe you would have a good idea what to do with them. Right now I just throw them in the box Continue reading