Mini Mission Monday

Mini 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

This week for our mini missions we are going to concentrate on removing some old, shabby, broken, beyond repair, neglected and maybe even old faithful but worn out items from our homes. Now that you know what we are looking for I will give you a list of where to look and the rest is up to you. Find one item in all of these places and retire it from service.

Monday – I know I still have a couple of shabby items in my wardrobe (closet) that fall into the shabby category so we will start there.

TuesdayThe yard is a place where all manner of half rotted things can be found. Old tools, well chewed balls the dog has been playing with, broken pots, sun umbrellas that have seen too much sun. You get the idea now see what you can find out there.

Wednesday – The kids toy box. Now if you can’t find something broken in there then you just aren’t trying.

Thursday – Be courageous ladies and scout the garage for something that has seen better days. I know some may have to get their husbands permission to remove anything from there but be a devil and give it a try. You never know your luck.

Friday – The kitchen is often a hive of well worn objets that have been faithful helpers and for that reason alone sometimes we hang on to them for longer than necessary. It is time to let go of one of these items.

Saturday – The linen closet can also be home to a few shabby objects like sheets with the odd hole here and there, towels with frayed edges or old pillows that you wouldn’t want your guests to see with out a pillowcase (sham) on. If it seems like a waste to through these items away you may be able to donate those towels and pillows to the local animal shelter.

Sunday – The basement. I have never had one of these so I can only imagine what one keeps in one of these dungeons. From what I hear there are often all sorts of scary things down there so it shouldn’t be too hard to find some sort of once loved now neglected item down there.

Today’s Declutter Item

A little more space freed up in the bookcase. Sometimes books become trophies rather than likely sources of future entertainment or information.

More books decluttered

My Gratitude List

  • Something that makes me laugh ~ When all is quiet in the house and then I hear my children laughing together. They may be 1000km appart but in that moment they sound like they are in the room together.
  • Something Awesome ~ Going upstairs after your morning coffee to find the bed has been made.
  • Something to be grateful for ~ The I never took up smoking. Not only is it bad for you but it is soooo expensive.
  • Something that makes me happy ~ Harmony in the home.
  • Something I find fascinating ~ The way two people can hear the same thing but read something different into it.

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. Ooooh, I did some yard-decay decluttering in my parents’ yard this weekend! They have ivy that had overtaken items they didn’t even know were there…

  2. I’m afraid you may need to visit my house next! The side yard is a disaster, and ivy is encroaching on everything.

  3. Yay — Today is Thursday in the USA and I just decluttered something from the garage — a terrarium that our pet gecko outgrew long ago. Thanks for the suggestion.