Archives for October 2013

Thursdays with Deb J ~ Gifts of Cheer

As you all know, my mother was recently in the hospital. In the last three weeks people have tried to give her all sorts of things. Meals, flower bouquets, plants, and candy. Thankfully, they all asked me before they did anything. What a relief that was because I could say no. No we do not need meals because we are both on special diets due to health concerns and Mom has little appetite. No we do not need flowers and plants. We react to the smell of the flowers and we have more plants than I want already. No we do not want candy. She can’t have chocolate right now and as diabetics we also Continue reading

Cindy’s Weekly Wisdom ~ Maximize Your Wardrobe

For a US Woman, I have a very small wardrobe, probably not more than 50 pieces total, and it’s pretty unexciting wardrobe. I wear the same clothes in the same ways over and over. Recently, I discovered the website (http://www.puttingmetogether.com/p/one-item-many-ways.html), and I was intrigued. The first outfit she shows is a somewhat long t-shirt worn untucked over jeans. Hey! I do that! All the time! But look, then she’s showing the same shirt other ways. It was a revelation to me. I tried it; I looked good. Then it occurred to me that imaging your wardrobe more functionally, with more Continue reading

Avoiding the pitfalls

Much of the clutter in our homes is stuff we didn't need in the first place. They are often things we purchase to make ourselves feel good... Things for making us feel attractive. Things that make our homes look nice. Things that are intended to lighten our work load. Things to amuse us. Things we buy to please others. Things to create a little more comfort. Pretty things that caught our eye in a moment of weakness. ...and the list could go on. Ultimately though, these things often lose their appeal fairly quickly and the cycle begins again. Poor impulse purchases would Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Temptation 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 weeks mini missions are all about bringing your attention to items that have a tendency to unnecessarily build up, be decluttered and build up again. I made that sound like this happens without our being responsible for it but we all know that we are. We succumb to the temptation to replace Continue reading

Friday’s Favourites ~ 25Oct2013

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! Tuesdays post resulted in some great comments,  here are three of my favourites from... Gillie who share the positive changes a tweak in her dog walking routine has made. Moni who tells us how her parents have notice the changes in her home due to her slow and steady decluttering. Lucinda who tells us about the differences a small tweak in her diet has made. Nanna starts out Continue reading

Deb J’s craft room declutter

Like me, Deb J has been on a long mission to declutter her craft room. When Deb sent me these photos some time ago, she said she was only at the midway point of decluttering this area but WOW what a difference she had made already. Both Deb and I have learned one thing about craft supplies and that is ~ Only buy what you need when you need it. We also both realise that after seeing a new craft tool in action it is best to give yourself a cooling off period before making a decision as to whether we will actually use it enough to warrant the purchase. I know that I have bought tools Continue reading

From the Archives ~ Day 294 The Wedding Dress

This week Cindy sent me a link to an article for Friday's Favourites. It is an article about what to do with your old wedding dress. Cindy had written a post about this subject back in 2010 so I thought I would share that with you today to get you thinking about the subject ahead of Friday. I have to admit I still have my wedding dress which I only retrieved from my mother-in-law's house last year. I tried it on at the time but of course it didn't fit as our wedding was 26 years ago. I am glad to say that it did however come close to fitting. It really is time that I figured out what to do Continue reading

Try it, you might like it!

Oh, how we get stuck in our ways. We do what we know, what other people do, or simply blindly follow old habits. Every now and again we might consider the idea of changing a small habit, but after a little thought decide - 'Maybe not.' or 'What's the point?" and continue on in the same manner. Quite often we assume a little change won't make much difference and ultimately decide not to bother making the effort. What we don't consider is that maybe one small change could have a larger impact that we imagine. If that is a possibility than allow yourself to imagine how much of a impact several Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ For too long

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 do some reluctant decluttering. That is, to declutter some things that you don't really want or use but you keep avoiding letting go off for one reason or another. Don't allow them to waste space in your home any longer. Monday - Declutter an unwanted gift that you have Continue reading

Friday’s Favourites ~ 18Oct2013

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 enjoyed this comment form Vicki K and the responses to it by other readers including myself. Read the whole conversation from here. I love the attention to detail that Diana is deploying while following this weeks mini mission. Read about it here. Well done Diana. Angela give an example here that just because you like something and use it doesn't mean it isn't excess to your Continue reading