Archives for January 2012

Simple Saturday ~ Decluttered Things of 2011 Collage

Looking at this huge collection of stuff one would think my house would be empty by now but it isn't. Where on earth was I keeping all that stuff? Better question still ~ Why was I keeping all that stuff? Continue reading

Friday’s Favourites ~ Jan 6 2012

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! There is an important message in this comment from Joanna especially if you are not coping with issues on your own. Whatever they may be. I had to add this comment from Becky in the hope that those of you who have had success convincing spouses to declutter might give her some advice. Karen hit the nail on the head with one short sentence in this comment ~ "I has changed my brain." I Continue reading

The basics of everyday decluttering

Being as this is the first week of the new year I have decided to put together a basic everyday decluttering post for those who have stumbled onto my blog looking for help with their New Year's resolution to minimise their possessions. So without further adieu I present you with the basics of decluttering your home with the slow and steady approach. Keep it simple ~ Everyday decluttering is about decluttering slowly and deliberately one item at a time. There is no need to disrupt your household by pulling everything out of a large area causing a huge mess, making rash decisions on what to get Continue reading

Cindy’s Weekly Wisdom ~ 2012: The Year You Get Control of Your Clutter

Cindy's Weekly Wisdom Welcome to my first post of 2012. I assume we have a crop of new readers and people who have vowed that this is the year they'll get organized. Welcome, I say! If you're new here, I highly recommend that you read Colleen's guidelines for decluttering. Typically I write a long post, but today I just want to give you hope on your decluttering journey. No matter what your circumstances, no matter who you live with, no matter how many children or pets or elderly parents you have, you can declutter a thing a day, one day at a time. In 2011, I decluttered 1888 things, and I Continue reading

At first you think “I will never declutter that” but then…

When I first took on the challenge to declutter an item a day for an entire year I had my doubts whether we would even have enough items to last a year of decluttering. Two years later I am still at it. Now don't think for one minute that I am frustated with the idea that I am still decluttering after such a long time, far from it. Back at the start of 2010 there were many items I would not have even considered decluttering that are now long gone form my home. Items that someone in the home was not ready to part with for one reason or another whether that be sentimental or otherwise. The Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Once loved items

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 we are going to declutter things we thought we loved. Well let's face it all clutter could fall into that category. In this case though I am talking about things we acquired because we thought they were great or kept for sentimental reasons but have since become Continue reading