Archives for November 2012

Mini Mission Monday ~ Tricky stuff

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 am focusing the mini missions around items that maybe aren't so easy for you to let go of. These missions are not physically challenging because as usual the effort of collecting and setting the item aside once chosen takes but a matter of minutes. We can usually identify these items Continue reading

Simple Saturday ~ What am I

We haven't had a "What Am I?" Saturday for a while. For those of you who aren't familiar with this, what I do is post a fraction of a photo of my declutter item for the coming Monday and you get to try to guess what it is. So take a look at the photo below and leave a comment with your guess. There is no prize just the joy of being the first one to guess correctly. The Weekend's Mini Missions Saturday – Declutter something toiletries related. That old aftershave that stings your face, old shaver handles that are excess to your needs or that extra toiletries bag you received on your Continue reading

Friday’s Favourites ~ 16Nov2012

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! In this comment Jo H tells us how she goes one step further on one of my eco tips. Then Hunter_xs added a little extra advice on the subject in this comment. Here are a couple of reader updates on the November Keep It Tidy challenge:~ Maggie is not only rising to the challenge but is actually enjoying it. Good for you Maggie. Mark Adam Douglas who inspired the challenge is Continue reading

Do something important today

I read this quote last week when it arrived with my latest update to Gretchen Ruben's ~ The Happiness Project ~ newsletter.    "Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful." ~ Gertrude Stein The part that struck me mostly about the quote was this "Anything one does every day is important ..." which said to me ~ Whatever you do today make it something good because it is important either way. Important because no matter what you do it will have either a positive or negative effect on either you, those around you, the planet you live Continue reading

Cindy’s Weekly Wisdom – The Lesson of the Widow’s Mite

Cindy's Weekly Wisdom He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on. Mark 12:41–44 This Bible lesson has been instrumental in my decluttering process Continue reading

November “Keep it Tidy” Challenge Update

So how is everyone going with the November keep it tidy challenge. There have been a couple of mentions in the comments from readers about how they are getting on. Here are a two excerpts I wanted to share with you. From Lena ~ ...my november challenge is seriously successful. I found that whenever I have a big cooking session, that it helps immensly to clean right after the meal. for small things like glasses, cups and cans, its ok for me to leave it there. since two weeks, my kitchen is cleaner and easier to maintain and I find I am using not as much stuff anymore. my kitchen might be ready Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ One for the men

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. How about getting the men folk on board with this week's mini missions. Or if you are a man reading this, and I do hope there are at least a few of you out there, then finally you get a set of mini missions tailored just for you. However in this modern age these missions really are somewhat Continue reading

Simple Saturday

I received the following request for advice from a reader last week and decided to post it here for you all to give your opinion on. I have also included my advice for two reasons... 1. because you might find in helpful. and... 2.  my return email to this reader kept bouncing back to me so I was unable to help offline. Here is what she wrote~ "...Laundry is my groundhog day & it's really doing my & my husbands head in.... We have an 11 & 7 year old & I am sure that sometimes things go in the laundry basket rather than be put away - there are times I know I an rewashing Continue reading

Friday’s Favourites ~ 9Nov2012

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! Mark Adam Douglas in response to ~ Do you have hoarding tendencies. Spendwisemom gives us her opinion of hotel toiletries. Gail comments on being grateful to have have excess to share with others. Jen on being grateful for things that are used and enjoyed. Moni tells us in this  comment  about her clever daughters clothing sale. Favourite Web Finds. Happy reading! The Continue reading

These are only so many hours in the day

We all know there are only so many hours in the day. How many of them do you want to spend… ...looking for things you need but can't find among your excess stuff. ...looking for things you didn't put away where they belong. ...choosing what to use or wear among an overabundance of stuff. ...moving things in order to clean your home. ...running around like a mad thing cleaning up every time someone is coming to your home for a brief or long visit. ...dusting trinkets that aren't even really that special to you. ...struggling to make things fit into, what ought to be, your more Continue reading