Day 236 Digging in the archives

Continue reading with these posts:

  • From the Archives ~ Reassess what need is I brought this blog post up from the archives to once again make the point of what need really is as that is the theme for today's mini mission. I mentioned many time how little we really […]
  • Digital Clutter In some ways digital clutter seems to me to be the opposite in character to physical clutter. Let me explain myself. Physical clutter is clearly a problem that you are all reading my blog […]
  • Saturday Extra ~ A reader would like your advice I received a message on Facebook over the holiday break from a reader who would like some advice on decluttering journals. Here is her message :- "Hello I am a follower of your blog […]
About Colleen Madsen

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


  1. I used to have some of those bags, but they really don’t do very well at all! I was terribly disappointed in them after paying what they cost! Old-fashioned ways are definitely better (and cheaper). Great post!

  2. Great list of posts, Colleen, and you’re smart to recycle them since there are so many to search through now. #169 was a favorite of mine.

  3. Day 113 is my favourite of your posts!

    It’s so encouraging to hear that even those of us who aren’t declutterers by nature or by upbringing can eventually do this overwhelming job, one piece at a time.

    • Hi Jo,
      I thought it was worth dragging up out of the archives for a second look. The task seems a whole lot less overwhelming when you approach it this way.

  4. Thanks, Colleen…too funny…I have those bags too, and I haven’t used them either for almost 3 years! Seeing you let it go really helps me to let it go too! I’m going to dig it up now! By the way, do you think you’ll continue your blog after 365 days? (I hope so!) Thanks for the archive links too…how did you know I have been working my way back through your posts? 🙂

    • Hi Angela,
      thank you for the encouragement to continue after the 365 days. I think I would miss you all too much to let you go so easily. Maybe I will cut myself some slack though and not post everyday, that really is harder than it seems. Thank you also for being intereted enough to go all the way back through my posts I appreciate your dedication.

  5. Thanks – I liked day 99 and 101 and hadn’t read them before!
    I’m really thinking “will I declutter this later?” before buying anything new. I’m going with less, but good quality so I will not get tempted to “upgrade” later. With clothing it’s things I truly need and will actually wear all the time, no stuff for an imagined life for me!

    • Hi Cat’s Meow,
      I am glad you enjoyed the archives. Having the strategies in place to not reclutter is half the battle to decluttering. Keep up the good work.

  6. I just recently stumbled onto your blog and I want to say thank you very much for your inspiration. I have been working on de-cluttering for awhile now and your blog is some needed fuel to keep me going. Blessings : )

    • Hi Betty Anne,
      thanks for joining us here at 365lessthings, you are most welcome. I am glad you have been inspired to step up your decluttering efforts. I look forward to some helpful input from you here in the comments section.

  7. My sister in law gave me some of those bags with a sealer. I had it for two years, never used it, so I gave it back to her. I wonder if she still has it…

    I liked #101

    • Hi Willow,
      those bags would come in handy for excess yarn, if they worked. ;-\
      On #101 – I still use this tac tic my especially favourite oportunity is when I am waiting for the kettle to boil.