Day 187 Tupperware declutter

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About Colleen Madsen

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


  1. Just a general comment – I really look forward each day to your down-to-earth posts and your pictures. It’s inspiring 🙂

    • Hi Debbie V.
      thank you very much for that nice sentiment you are most welcome to leave a comment any time. I love to hear from my readers each one has unique life lessons to share and we can all learn from each other.

  2. When I cleaned our bathroom, I realized we would never use all the little shampoos and soaps we’d collected on other trips: we simply had too many. I poured the shampoos into one bottle and put the soaps in with our regular supply. Now they’re getting used. It’s an obvious thing to do, but not until someone pointed it out to me! Thanks Colleen.

    • Hi Cindy,
      this comment would have fitted well with the use it up challenge a few weeks ago. I did something similar with one of those tiny little bottles of perfume a friend gave me. I have a small refillable perfume atomiser bottle which I am more inclined to use so I transfered the perfume from one to the other. What a challenge that was! The little bottles are designed not to spill so I had to stand there and tap the tops of the bottles together for about ten minutes to get just 2.5 mls to go from one bottle to the other.

  3. Colleen, I’m a certified professional organizer and NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) member. I don’t know if you are as well, but if you are not, you should be after this adventure. I LOVE this entry, and actually did this myself last year. I took all the “disposable” tupperware and used it for food “ends”–as in the last few pretzels in the bag, the last 1/2 cup of brown sugar, the last handful of raisins, all of which sat in bags in the pantry. KUDOS to you! Great experiment!

    • Hi Heather,
      thank you for joining us and also for your kind words, coming from a professional they are high praise indeed. It is funny you should comment just now because my husband just asked yesterday if I have considered following this as a career path. It is something I have considered even long before I took on this challenge because I have always had a bit of a passion for organising. My mother-in-law always used to say that I would put the kids toys away before they were finished playing with them. Actually disorganisation makes me irritated which I think is one of the reasons my current job drives me mad. I am having a career path assesment done by a professional consultant at the moment so I am definitely open to new options. Maybe I should strat investifation what is available in my area.
      Thanks again and please join more regularly in future we would value your input.