Archives for December 2011

Simple Saturday ~ New Year’s Resolution

If you are looking for a new year's resolution consider pledging to declutter an item a day from your home everyday during 2012. That's 365 less things you will have cluttering up your home by 2013. Whether you think you are fairly organised and decluttered or you haven't even begun decluttering yet this pledge is not difficult to adhere to. At the start of 2010 I know I was organised and thought I was reasonably decluttered but I set the challenge to decluttered a thing a day thinking I might run out of things before the year ended. Not only did I not run out but in 2011 I have Continue reading

Digging in the archives ~ Day 253 Friday’s Favourite Five 10 Sep 2010

As I mentioned on Monday it was Lena who inadvertently chose four of the five archived post I have been sharing with you this week. She had conveniently even chosen a Friday's Favourite Five amount those four. I will point out that I was away on vacation during the period that this post was published so there are only three favourite comments. Day 253 Friday's Favourite Five 10 Sep 2010 This week’s favourite comments All comment from Day 245… Read More Jo on Day 247- All of us could use this wonderful perspective…  Read More Deb J on Day 250 - Yes, yes, yes!! I so agree. Right now Continue reading

Digging in the Archives ~ Disassociation Part 1 ~ Guilt Clutter

This post from the archives was the first in a series of five about disassociating from you clutter. I have added links at the botton for the other four post in case you would like to read them all. Disassociation Part 1 ~ Guilt Clutter I was intending to write a post today about disassociating with your clutter emotionally but once I started to think about this issue I decided it deserved a whole series of posts. So I have divided this subject into catergories such as Sentimental, Guilt, Obligational, Aspirational and Security clutter as each one affects people in different Continue reading

Digging in the archives ~ Day 244 Recluttering ~ A guest post by Cindy Bogard

This little gem was written by Cindy before she had even started writing her weekly post. Any wonder I asked her to join me. She has come a long way with her own decluttering as well. Recluttering A Guest Post by Cindy Bogard It’s bound to happen sometime; you’re going to have to break down and buy something. Before you do, consider these factors: Do I need it? Do I want it? Did I come into the store looking for this item, or did it just catch my eye? Would I be criticized if my spouse or family members knew that I had purchased this? Can I afford it? If I cannot pay for it now, Continue reading

Digging in the archives ~ Day 247 Decluttering due to illness

Todays post from the Archives is also a guest post from one of my readers Donna Tressler. I hope you enjoy it. I have included a link to this post because Lena said in her email to me that she found the comment heartbreaking and I wanted to make it easy for you get to the comments should you wish to read them for yourself.  Lena said ~ "I didnt know that so many people are having chronic pain/illness. I am sooooo grateful, I never had serious health issues..." What Illness Taught Me About Decluttering Guest Post by – Donna Tressler The Sound Of My Own Wheels Recently I watched the 2010 Continue reading

Digging in the archives ~ Day 250 Reducing your Travel Clutter

I think I deserve a break during the holiday season and if I don't I am having one anyway. So for your entertainment, I have set up five posts for this week with articles from the archives. That is I am going to share with you some old post that you may not have seen for some time that you might find interesting and helpful all over again while I take my break. I received some unexpected help this week with choosing which articles to use from Lena who has been reading through the archives since she discovered my blog not so long ago. Got to love her dedication, especially since it has Continue reading

Happy Holidays / Merry Christmas

On behalf of Cindy and myself I would like to wish you, our wonderful readers, a very happy holiday season. May you all have a safe and wonderful celebration whatever that may be for you and your families. You have all been great company over the last year and we look forward to sharing lots of decluttering wisdom again in 2012. Best wishes Colleen   Continue reading

Friday’s Favourites ~ 23 Dec 2011

On Fridays at 365 Less Things I share with you my favourite comments from my wonderful readers and my favourite web finds of the week. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did. Favourite Comments. Enjoy! Well done to Dizzy, she and her family have finally eaten through a freezer full of food clutter. Read here for the full details. I love it when our posts here at 365 evoke ah ha moments for readers. Shirls tells us in this comment about how Tuesday's post provided her with the ah ha moment she needed to move forward with some closet clutter she had been hanging on to. I received this Continue reading

Reassess what need is

It was a comment for Sabine that inspired this post. She had no desire to do the writing that she usually enjoys because of  all the stuff she "needs" cluttering up her desk. "Maybe it is time to reassess what ‘need’ is." she said. Then in Tuesday's post I mentioned how little we really do need as opposed to what we "think" we need. I know I stated in that post that we really only need food, water, shelter and love, it is a little more complicated than that but not as complicated as we tend to make it for ourselves. You only have to look at the photos all the things I have decluttered from my Continue reading

Cindy’s Weekly Wisdom ~ My New Year’s Challenge to You

Cindy's Weekly Wisdom I love New year's resolutions, don't you? Ok, most people really don't love them, but I do. Because of them, I have (finally!) learned how to use chopsticks, and I (finally!) had a charity party that I'd been intending to have for 4 or 5 years. And I have one for you this year: Less trash. It makes me crazy to drive through my neighborhood and see people's trash cans literally bursting out the top with trash. The City of Austin provides a choice of 3 cart sizes: 32 gallons, 64 gallons, and 96 gallons; each is more expensive than the size before it, although even the Continue reading