Friday’s Favourite Five ~ 28Oct2011


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About Colleen Madsen

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

Comments

  1. Aww thanks Colleen, still feeling like a ‘Rock Star’!

    Is everyone going to try ‘Nothing in November’ I actually think I can get 1/2 of the way through November without buying groceries. I’ve stocked up on bread & milk (we tend to do that when the price is really good, and believe me with sandwiches and drinks at dance we definitely go through a lot). I still have meat, chicken & fish in the freezer & heaps of frozen veges & thanks to my BIL’s vege patch harvest, I have heaps of pumpkins, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions and there will be fruits soon & beetroot, tomatoes and lettuces, and the best thing is it’s free, so it’s looking good for me. I reckon I may even come up with a few choice ‘throw it all together dinners’ haha. I do love a challenge!
    Lets see how I go, who’s with me?
    Dizzy 🙂

  2. The article you mentioned on “heirloom guilt” is well worth reading.
    I’ve tucked that blog into my feed reader! Thanks for sharing that.

  3. Colleen,
    Thanks for the favourite blogs; always interesting to read new ones; a couple of very good today.
    Re “use it up”: that’s what I’ve been doing with all those mini-shampoos and bath oils from hotels, etc. – years and years worth. I’m still not there yet, but cleared a number recently, noted that they were pre-recycling plastic, saved them for kindergarten, had a better brainwave, bought a big shampoo from the $2 shop, and refilled them all, added the multitude of mini-soaps, and took the whole lot to the men’s refuge in town. They need lots of these and they give one of everything out to each person through their doors – they were thrilled with them, I was quit of them – good result. (And more shampoo in the big recyclable bottle for the remaining bottles.) So why don’t I just pass on the little bottles as-is? Well, I enjoy trying the different types of shampoo. 🙂

    • Good effort Ann. I am glad you added that last sentence because I was beginning to think you had gone to all the bother for nothing. Now I am going to google men’s shelter in my town. I really don’t know of any but it is high time I found out.

    • amazing. I never thought of that one before. I am like you, I try shampoo only in small bottles and usually use a small one for travelling. but thats just one…
      THANK YOU ALL for giving such great advices.

    • Another use for all that shampoo-dilute it a bit with water and fill a squirt bottle. Keep it in the laundry and pre treat the stains on the inside of shirt colors, especially those work shirts! It really helps to remove the stains. Been doing this for years.

  4. Colleen,
    so I snuck under your radar? Hihi. But I guess one cannot really hide from you anyway … Not, that I would want to. Thanks for pointing out the comment. I liked it, too (uh, this sounds big headed … but I liked having this revelation. And as spelling it out for others sometimes really is spelling it out for yourself, clarifying your thoughts, I guess I can say I liked it ;-))
    I think the community sense on your blog is really what makes it stand out from other blogs.

    • It was a great revelation Ideealistin and one I hope everyone will come to terms with during the process of decluttering because it is the key to staying decluttered that’s for sure.
      I am glad you feel so at home here at 365 Less Things, I feel the same. It scares me sometime that my blog might get so popular that I couldn’t possibly answer all the comments. I suppose then I will have to make some sort of compromise but I really don’t want to.

  5. I love Sabine’s comment! I am going to do that very soon. 🙂
    It always amaze me to see closets pictured in magazines. They look great but are almost always empty…. Conclusion: if you want your closet to look good, just empty most of it!

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