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.
Due to the fact that we missed last weeks favourites I have included a few extras this week.
Favourite Comments. Enjoy!
I had a good laugh reading this comment from Jean & Wendy. What fun ladies they would be to spend two years on Norfolk Island with.
I loved this comment from Sanna, where she has come to the realisation that once a home is decluttered properly there need never be any more Spring cleaning.
We have a new reader MelD who left this comment, among others, this week. She sure has learned to minimise what she carries with her on a daily basis and when travelling.
I think Ideealistin gives some good advice about saving toys in this comment.
This comment from Deb J says it all about how we end up cluttered in the first place. I am so glad she has seen the error of her ways.
We got some great comments on the Pick Your Battles… post on Tuesday which deserve repeating in case they were missed. I love how the comments really bring home the point of a post especially when they are generated from genuine experience of the issue. Here are some of those great comments ~ From Katharine and Wendy B and Spendwisemom.
Here is some great advice from Wendy to Moni on what to do with rarely used small kitchen appliances. She said exactly what came to mind when I ready Moni’s comment. Doing a shift at the thrift shop once a week gives me the confidence to declutter items like this because they are very easily replace secondhand and cheaply like Wendy suggests.
Favourite Web Finds. Happy reading!
Both Clare and Laura sent this link to share with her fellow 365ers. I loved the connection made between the amount of general clutter in one’s home to the number of magnets on one’s fridge.
This post from The Change Blog has a few helpful suggestion on how to make small incremental improvements to your lifestyle.
This post has nothing to do with clutter but it holds some interesting tips about clothes washing that may save you a dollar or two.
I have bought this web site to your attention before but it is worth mentioning again and again. I have linked directly to the about page but please explore other areas of the site. People are even branching out to implement dog sitting collaboratives where pet owners can reach each other through a web site to take care of each other’s pets when they are away, saving them the cost of boarding them in expensive kennels.
Here is a great web article Cindy sent me the link to about textile recycling. Thanks Cindy.
Here is a short but straight to the point article about consumption from The Minimalists.
Today’s Mini Mission
Declutter something that you are keeping “just in case” the person who gave it to you notices it missing.
Today’s Declutter Item
Here is another craft bargain that was too good to resist at the time. I bought these for next to nothing on clearance thinking that I would use the beads for a future project. I am sure I could find a use for them eventually but the object of my craft room declutter was to fit all I was keeping into a certain space. These were just one of those things that didn’t make to cut while attempting to achieve that goal. They were donated to the thrift store.
Something I Am Grateful For Today
A little alone time.