About Colleen Madsen

Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.

Taking a break

I am sure everyone has noticed how slack I have been, in recent times, with consistently posting here at 365 Less Things. After completing my mission to declutter over four years ago I have found it harder and harder to be enthusiastic about writing articles on the subject. This is mainly because, when not being focused passionately on the task of minimising it is hard to maintain the enthusiasm to write about it even though I still fervently believe in this way of living. I have attempted to make the task easier by switching the focus to daily mini missions but I still have a habit of missing Continue reading

Mini Mission – Tuesday 20Feb2018

Declutter a few little fiddly bits and pieces in the bottom of a drawer, basket or perhaps the glove compartment of your car. Little things pile up over time and look messy. Receipts, loose change, small hardware bits, notes, lip balms that get misplaced and go past their best by date... Continue reading

Mini Mission – Monday 19Feb2018

Declutter something that you have had for a really long time but no longer love or have a use for. Sometimes we keep things out of habit just because they have nearly always been a part of our lives. Is there something you own that no longer serves a purpose for you? Continue reading

Mini Mission – Wednesday 14Feb2018

Declutter something silver in colour. Continue reading

Mini Mission – Tuesday 13Feb2018

Declutter something that is white. Continue reading

Mini Mission – Monday 12Feb2018

Let’s keep it simple this week and have a colour coded set of missions. Today Declutter something black. Continue reading

Mini Mission – Friday 9Feb2018

Today take another look at those items cluttering up your kitchen benches making it difficult to keep this area clean. Now see if you can find a good place to put them away, but in a handy position, in one of the spaces you liberated throughout the week. This may take a little rearranging. Continue reading

Mini Mission – Thursday 8Feb2018

Choose another kitchen shelf to ruthlessly cull. Continue reading

Mini Mission – Wednesday 7Feb2018

Declutter a shelt in your pantry. Hopefully some space is starting to open up now for some reshuffling. While you are doing this week’s missions I hope you are keeping the bench top clutter in mind and are choosing areas to declutter that will aid best in the reshuffling process. Continue reading