Archives for April 2012

Friday’s Favourites ~ 6Apr2012

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! I like the second last paragraph of this comment from Dizzy. I also liked the expression Dizzy used in this comment ~ This blog really is brain changing!! I enjoyed this comment from Judith about finding the right homes for some antique medical books. Well done Judith. Loved this comment from Sanna, it is honest and enlightening as to the feeling some have about their stuff. Thank you Continue reading

What if I “need” it someday?

My daughter has been contemplating the idea of moving out on her own and it got me thinking what would she absolutely need if she moved into a place completely on her own without any existing amenities that come with an already shared dwelling. The only things that are a must that I could think of was a refrigerator, a bed, some basic linen and enough kitchen items to put a meal together, serve it and eat it. So if that is all she needs to survive on her own how many things should you be worry ing about getting rid of and "needing" later down the track when they are gone. If you are Continue reading

Cindy’s Weekly Wisdom ~ A Book Review

Cindy's Weekly Wisdom Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother's Compulsive Hoarding by Jessie Sholl I'll confess, it's a bit difficult to say that I loved a book about someone's painful life struggle, but I really did love this book. It's beautifully written, easy to read, and the author cleverly interlaces story telling and factual information about hoarding. The author, Jessie Sholl, lived with a mother who was initially a pack rat and who became a full-fledged hoarder after the death of her long-term boyfriend. But as Ms. Sholl makes clear, hoarding is just one symptom of a Continue reading

Finding homes for your clutter

A couple of Saturdays ago, you will remember, I asked for people to send in requests for blog posts for me to write about. Everyone who wrote in had wonderful ideas of which I have made a list and will most certainly address each and every one of them in the near future. I received the following request from Nicole which I felt needed addressing sooner rather than later. Although I can't comment on the intricacies of her specific area of residence, which is somewhere in France by the way, I can give you all some general ideas that would then have to be translated into actual possibilities in Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ This and that

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. There is no theme behind the mini missions this week just some random ideas I am throwing out there. Enjoy the search. Monday - Declutter a container of any sort. For example I am decluttering a basket today. Tuesday - Declutter something you keep because it seems so useful yet you don't really Continue reading