Day 241 Admission

On July 21st Kelly was kind enough to point out to me that I had the same item decluttered on Day 152 and Day 183 and I thought today was a good day to explain how this  happened. I chose to explain this now because my husband I are flying out to Italy today for a month long vacation of exploring and soaking up the culture.

“So what does my vacation have to do with this duplication” you say, well I will tell you. From day 64 of my 365 less things challenge I have been trying to get ahead of myself by a month so that when this time came I would still have something to blog each day. I knew when I started blogging about my challenge on Day 64 that I would be going on vacation and wanted to continue during that month without a hitch. So I have to admit that for the last 177 days I have sometimes decluttered more than one thing a day to be able to achieve my goal.

As you know I take a photo of every item I declutter but that doesn’t mean that I use that photo on the day the item is decluttered. Usually I will put things aside for several days before I get the camera out and take several photos at once. Then I upload them to my husbands Flickr Page and use them sometimes to match with the post I am writing other times just randomly. As I use the photos I then add a description on Flickr noting the day the photo was used.

That is how I managed to use the same photo twice.  I obviously forgot to add the description when I used the photo the first time. I have since added a different photo to Day 183.

All that being said. I have tried to put in place enough posts to keep you reading until I get home. Three lovely ladies have been kind enough to write guest posts for me so I hope you enjoy their contribution. Two of these ladies have blogs of their own and all three often leave thought provoking comments that inspire subject matter  for subsequent posts and I felt they had something to offer you. I have had to do a lot of shuffling to get everything in place so please forgive me if sometimes things don’t flow the way they should. It has been a hard slog trying to get this all organised before I leave.

I will be checking in at internet cafés and on my husband’s iPod Touch as often as possible so please keep sending in your comments I will answer them as often as I can. I will miss not talking to you all everyday but I know I am going to have a wonderful time “alone” with my husband for the next four weeks. It is our first long vacation without the kids so we are going to live it up. So arrivederci i miei amici I will talk to you soon.

ITEM 241 OF 365 LESS THINGS

These curtain rod end aren’t much use to us anymore because we don’t hang curtains

Curtain Rod Ends


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About Colleen Madsen

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

Comments

  1. Ack! If we were only (much, much) closer together. I just bought curtains on Craigslist today and now am in the market for rods.

    Have a wonderful, wonderful time. I know I’ll miss you, and I’m excited to see my blogs posted on the big world wide web!

    • Hi Cindy,
      thank you mate. I am sure we will have a wonderful vacation. I appreciate your help to fill some gaps in my blog I am sure the readers are going to enjoy them. Until next time, enjoy.

  2. Have a great vacation, Colleen! Italy is an awesome place. I loved Rome–the catacombs, Via Appia, Coloseum, Piazza Navona! Take photos!

  3. Hi Colleen
    Have a wonderful holiday with hubs, sounds fantastic!
    Cheers
    Judy

    • Hi Judy,
      thanks! We’ll be jumping in the hire car in about 20 minutes to start the trip to Sydney Airport. I’ll be checking in when I can so keep the comments coming.

  4. Hope you have a wonderful & relaxing time!

    • Hi Jo,
      that is the plan for sure, wonderful and relaxing. I walking tour here and cafe there and some wonderful time together.

  5. ciao ciao for now, Colleen! Have a wonderful time 😀

  6. Have fun! We’ll miss you!

  7. Colleen I wish you and your hubby the vacation of a lifetime. Your trip sounds like a dream come true and I’m thrilled you get to enjoy it. Can’t wait to hear all about it. ♥

  8. Annabelle/Annie :

    Colleen,
    Enjoy your holiday!! Thank you for taking such grand efforts to keep your delightful blog in action while you are in Italy! Thank you for your honesty. 😉

  9. Hi Colleen!
    This is my first comment even though I’ve been reading your blog for the last three months or so…
    I wanted to thank you for sharing your great experience on decluttering and minimalism and I wish you an amazing holiday: I’m pretty sure you’ll love Italy!!! Maybe that’s partly because I’m italian…. 😛 Enjoy it and take time to visit Umbria, my beautiful state 😉

  10. Hope you have a wonderful trip! Eat gelato daily!!

  11. You deserve this time with your husband after all your hard work decluttering and writing about it for our benefit. Thanks, and have a wonderfully relaxing month!

  12. I agree with the poster that said to eat gelato daily! ;). I was in Italy/Greece in June and absolutely adored both. I DID eat gelato daily in Italy, sometimes more than once a day hehe.