Mini Mission Monday

mini-logoMini Mission Monday is about finding ten minutes a day to declutter. To make it easy for you, each Monday I set seven declutter missions, one for each day of the week for you to follow. It takes the guess work out of decluttering and makes it easy and “fun” for you to achieve some quick decluttering.

How many times have you kept something because you thought you might need it someday. Have you ever stopped to think maybe you never needed it in the first place. If it is an item that you might only need someday then chances are, if it is an item that only makes a job easier but you could manage without it, then it isn’t worth the space it is taking up. So lets see what we can find this week that you really won’t need someday.

Monday – Declutter a kitchen gadget that you use rarely but could easily manage without.

Tuesday – Declutter a tool from the garage or shed that is use too rarely to allow to clutter up the space.

Wednesday – Declutter an item of clothing that is used rarely if ever.

Thursday – Declutter excess sheet and towels that would only be needed should you house a much larger number of people than maybe even your house would allow comfortably.

Friday – Declutter crockery and cutlery that would only be required under the same circumstances as the Thursday mission.

Saturday – Declutter medication from your cabinet that you bought to have on hand when you needed them but now are out of date.

Sunday – Sunday is reserved for contemplating one particular item, of your choice that is proving difficult for you to declutter. Whether that be for sentimental reasons, practical reasons, because the task is laborious or simply unpleasant, or because the items removal requires the cooperation of another person. That last category may mean that the item belongs to someone else who has to give their approval, it could also mean there is a joint decision to be made or it could mean that the task of removing it requires assistance from someone else. There is no need to act on this contemplation immediately, it is more about formulating a plan to act upon or simply making a decision one way or another.

Good luck and happy decluttering


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About Colleen Madsen

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

Comments

  1. I didn’t add to my possessions!YAY
    Thursday is Thanksgiving in the US. I thought my dinner plates needed to match for the upcoming dinner, even found out how much additional plates in my main pattern would cost. Decided that I didn’t need that many plates the rest of the year, so dinner will be served on 2 different patterns of plates.

    Also borrowed a crock pot for food prep. The one I have is enough for the rest of the year.
    With these two decisions I avoided adding to my possessions, and no one will notice the plates don’t match but me!

    Good missions Colleen. Will have to explore the areas listed after Thanksgiving. Maybe on “black Friday” since I won’t be doing the hordes shopping that day!

  2. Good ones Colleen. I have decided since Thanksgiving is Thursday of this week and we decorate for Christmas the next day I am working on what we no longer need in the way of decor for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Plus as we prepare the meal for Thursday, I plan to see what we actually use to entertain and suggest decluttering those items we no longer use. What a lifestyle change this move has been.

  3. This week I have decluttered 2 measuring jugs, three spoons, one funnel, 6 dinner plates and 6 side plates, one glass, two hot chocolate mugs and two small hot chocolate whisks.

    Only two days categories done, but in my defence I have no garage and no out of date medicines. I do have a box of tools which I do need to look at but this will have to keep for another day.

    One thing I find I am doing is revisiting previously sorted places and those I find easy to declutter and am keeping on top of those. I went through postcards the other day and threw a lot of those away as some I had inherited which were meaningless to anyone who needs to sort out my possessions in the future. I am doing a family tree so anything that is which is of interest I want to catalogue so it’s importance is known, including a few postcards and letters. This is a long term work in progress.

    I did take one skirt out of the wardrobe to put in my memory box, probably sounds weird but I had a reason for doing that.