On Fridays at 365 Less Things I share with you my favourite comments from my wonderful readers and my favourite web finds of the week. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did.
Favourite Comments. Enjoy!
Jane tells us about how she isn’t all that comfortable describing herself as minimalist in this comment. I don’t use that title to describe myself either as I don’t believe it is true for me. I am working on a new title.
Like me Megan has become immune to advertising. Read her comment here.
I was amused by Jane’s term Relocation Sorcery. Read what she means by that in this comment
Bergen has some good uses for a smart phone that could potentially help avoid clutter and to save paper. Read about it here.
Favourite Web Finds. Happy reading!
Here is a great article from www.investopedia.com that Wendy F sent through about the cost of your clutter. You might be shocked at how many dollars you are constantly wasting on unused stuff. Before you even take into account the money you may have wasted on it in the first place.
Here is some more great decluttering advice that Wendy F dug up from the archives of Becoming Minimalist
Here is a Ted Talk I though you might enjoy ~ The Post Crisis Consumer
Here is a link my husband suggested I share with you all. It is a new challenge happening over at www.bemorewithless.com
Here is another great article on changing your mind.
Today’s Mini Mission
Declutter a item whose most obvious external feature is self advertising. For example T-shirts with the makers name blazoned across them unless of course the maker is paying you to advertise for them.
Today’s Declutter Item
This decluttering effort reduced the wasted space in my house by 2 x 17litres (18qts) plastic storage containers of stuff. These Star Wars toys were much enjoyed back in the day but have not been used in at least 6 years. When my son said “I don’t know why you insist on keeping them!” that was my cue to get them out of here. I sold them on ebay for him, which reminds me I had better transfer him the money they fetched along with the money for the skateboard deck.
Eco Tip for the Day
I am sad to say that eating less meat is better for the environment. So if you can try to replace at least a couple of meat meals a week with plant based offerings. I must admit more and more meat has slipped into my diet again lately but for he sake of the environment I will attempt to back off somewhat.