Archives for May 2012

Want v Want

I received the following comment from Whisper last week which I think holds an important lesson when it comes to decluttering. Whisper wrote... "A month or so before my move, I tried a half-cull of my jewelry (suggested in The Minimalist Packrat) – getting rid of a piece for every piece I was keeping. I don’t think I managed to be completely 50/50, but it really helped me reduce to a more manageable level. This was after 3 or more less than productive culls where I just looked for things I didn’t want. It took the irritation of my unproductive attempts to try a new way. Another example of Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Obscure clutter

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 I have come up with seven categories of items that are a little obscure. Things that may be hiding somewhere around your house that has escaped your notice so far. As usual, if you can't find any of these items then declutter something else. Monday - Parts for something you no longer Continue reading

Simple Saturday ~ Guest Post by Mohamed Tohami

10 Rules of Thumb to Get and Stay Organized A guest post by Mohamed Tohami “Electricity is really just organized lightning.” - George Carlin Think about that quote for a second. Electrical power is the backbone of modern industrial society, and is expected to remain so forever. Standup comedian George Carlin, describes electricity in a brilliant, funny and shockingly true way. If you organized lightning you’ll have the same electric form that you get from the flow of electrical charges in an electrical wire. This fact made me think of the true POWER OF ORGANIZING. We all know that Continue reading

Friday’s Favourites ~ 4May2012

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 were so many great comments this week and I do apologise if I missed some of them. They come in thick and fast these days and I have trouble keeping up at times. I know though that if I don't get a chance to respond one of my wonderful 365ers will step in and encourage or give advice. Thank you all for making 365 Less Things such a great community. Loved these two comments (here Continue reading

Where is that finish line?

A month ago I asked my readers to send in their requests for post subjects. Lisa sent in the following request,  a subject which I have covered many times before but is always worth revisiting. Here is Lisa's comment... Okay, so I read most of the answers and then stopped. :) So, I kinda feel like I am always decluttering and bringing bags of bags of stuff to the thrift stores and other places, but when does it end? When do we have the right amount of stuff? I just can’t get over that I can still take garbage bags full of stuff out our home. And here is the  response I left for her... Hi Continue reading

Cindy’s Weekly Wisdom – Why 365 Less Things?

Cindy's Weekly Wisdom - A Review of the Basics Why 365 Less Things? Let’s get the grammatical question out of the way first and promptly. Yes, we know it’s supposed to be 365 Fewer Things, but it’s not. That’s all there is to it. (Can you believe that Colleen regularly gets comments from readers telling her she’s named the blog wrong? Do they think they’re the first to notice? Declutter this worry from your mind: You're not the first.) Now on to the meat of the matter: Why does 365 Less Things exist, and how can it help you? I truly don’t know the origins of the 365 Thing A Day Continue reading

Back At The Helm

Well hello everyone! You probably didn't even miss me while I was off enjoying my USA vacation for the last three weeks but now it is time to get back to reality. Housework to do, meals to cook, washing machine working overtime, children asking for money, husband already going away on a business trip, posts to write... so much for simplicity hey! Actually I live the good life really but I have to admit I often take that for granted. I think that will be my challenge for the next little while, to quit my bitchin' and focus on counting my blessings. Perhaps I need to pay a little more attention Continue reading