Friday’s Favourites ~ 2Aug2013

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!

Lucinda gives us her take on slow and steady decluttering in this comment.

Jane tells us about how she is prepared to be flexible with her self imposed decluttering deadline in this comment.

Kimberley give us two more reasons to let go of stuff in this comment.

Moni‘s daughter set her an interesting declutter challenge this week. Wise beyond her years that one. Read about it here.

Here is a great example fro June on how one tends to take care of items better when they are the one and only.

Favourite Web Finds. Happy reading!

Here is a little eco tip from Daily Lime

Here is a good link on decluttering.

Here is an oldie but a goody from Zen Habits.

I didn’t have much time for reading this week folks so I am sorry but that is all I have to share today. Have a great weekend.

Today’s Mini Mission

This one is mentioned often here at 365 Less Things. Declutter something you keep out of obligation. Most people have more than one of these ~ unwanted gifts, family heirlooms, stuff their kids left behind etc. . I figure if I keep harping on about it you will eventually, perhaps slowly as you become more comfortable with the idea, let them all go.

Eco Tip For The Day

If you use aluminium foil when cooking be aware that it is one of the easiest household items to recycle. So if it is possible to rinse it off and put it in the recycling bin please do so.

It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when I’m slow


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About Colleen Madsen

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

Comments

  1. Joanne’s comment on the Perishable’s post has reminded me of a funny story. Recently we visited a show home and as there were a number of people there at the same time the rep gave us all the guided tour together. One was an elderly lady, boy she definately had all her marbles and someone else’s too!

    We were shown to the en suite and the vanity was a very modern one, that is suspended from the wall and there is about a foot or so clearance between the floor and the bottom of the vanity. I loved it because it would be so easy to mop. The rep was assuring us that it was no problem to put a traditional vanity in instead if we needed more storage. Without missing a beat the elderly lady piped up and said we had far too much storage these days and she believed that if all your bathroom items didn’t fit into your bathroom bag, that you could carry out the door you had too much stuff. My ears pricked up.

    I’ll be honest, right now today, I don’t think I could entirely fit everything into my bathroom bag, (that’s mainly because we congregated all the bottles of moisturisers, lotions, potions, samples, freebies, ones half used etc etc, make up that is outside of everyday use stuff – its all in the one drawer and we’re using it up) but I think it is a good goal.

    Anyway, getting back to the guided tour thru the show home, the elderly lady had an opinion on everything. She was priceless! Turns out she was a military wife for many, many, many years in England and shifted regularly but had now immigrated out to live closer to her daughter and son-in-law.

    • A funny story, Moni!
      My bathroom items definitely fit, although the bag isn’t very big, but I need to store toilet paper, towels etc. in the bathroom, too, and that takes up much more space than toothbrushes or soap. 😉
      I hope, you liked the house as well, not only the lady! 🙂

      • Sanna – it was very nice and I did like some of the features but some things just weren’t sensible and as there is a charge per change to the original plan, I don’t think I’ll be going with this particular model.

    • Hi Moni, my bathroom resembles what the woman was describing. That being said I would take it all with me on vacation so it doesn’t matter whether it fits into my toiletries bag. Everything you pack you have to carry at some point, so less is best as far as I am concerned. On vacation my husband and I share deodorant, toothpaste and shampoo (the shampoo we buy at destination).

  2. I Ioved the links on decluttering! Right now, my room is a mess but I can’t wait to get started!

  3. A funny story, Moni!
    My bathroom items definitely fit, although the bag isn’t very big, but I need to store toilet paper, towels etc. in the bathroom, too, and that takes up much more space than toothbrushes or soap. 😉
    I hope, you liked the house as well, not only the lady! 🙂

  4. Sorry for posting that twice!

    I’ll be away for three weeks soon and packing at the moment. I hoped to take less with me, but it’s for that teaching job, so I have to bring a lot of books (required). I won’t need to bring them back home again though, so I guess it’s more about how lightweight my luggage will be on my way back… I’ll take a small suitcase and a backpack (will need that for daily cycling to my workplace anyway) with me. Nonetheless, I’m looking forward to the experience!