At the moment I am visiting family interstate and I have limited access to the internet. I also gave myself very little time to write posts to fill the days while I am away. And to be honest I also just want to take it easy and devote my time away to my family who I will be visiting while I am away. Therefore I decided to dig some posts up out of the archives to share with you over the next couple of weeks. I have chosen a series of posts written in 100 words or less that briefly summarise some of my basic principals of simple decluttering. Also during this period I will not be following my usual routine of the Friday Favourites or possibly even the Simple Saturday posts. I hope you enjoy the trip into the 365 archives as I enjoy my trip to my home state.
Key 1 – Don’t bite off more than you can chew
If you are finding the idea of decluttering your home daunting maybe you are thinking too much about the big picture. Maybe you are picturing turning over entire rooms and disrupting the household. That isn’t necessary. Just work on one small area at a time. Even if you want to focus on one room at a time just clean out a drawer, then another, then one side of the closet, then the other, then under the bed… Limit yourself to one hour jobs so you can easily get finished in one time period and leave no mess when done.
Today’s Mini Mission
Declutter out of date items from your first aid kit ~ Replace the item if necessary but I find that things that go out of date in my kit are things that never get used so perhaps they just don’t need replacing.
Today’s Declutter Item
This is yet another craft item that had not been used for years so was donated to the thrift store. It was an “I might use it one day” that’s for sure. One day never arrived.
Eco Tip For The Day
It is better to refuse and reduce that to have to recycle. So if you can avoid packaging and bags please do.
“In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.” Brother David Steindl-Rast