Mini Mission Monday – A-hunting we will go By Nicole V


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

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  1. What a cute way to get in the holiday spirit & declutter at the same time. Well done!
    Monday-White porcelain Santa
    Tuesday- Polish porcelain Santa
    Wednesday- song, deck the halls. Made a ribbon for daughter for her wreath.
    Thursday-colors. Green recipe box. Use Google now.
    Friday-song give us some figgy pudding. In past I would have had to look up recipe. I’m giving away blank recipe cards & tossed the ones with writing on them. Haven’t used them in over 10 years, so everything goes to school thrift shop.

  2. This is a fun one.
    Monday – 1 Christmas Tablecloth (to donate)
    Tuesday – 3 mitten-shaped candleholders (to donate)
    Wednesday – A Frosty the Snowman book that used to play music but is broken (throw out — it has seen better days)
    Thursday – red, white and green oven mitt (also tossed as it has been scorched but was usable by me)
    Friday – 3 Christmas books my kids no longer want (from Jolly Old St. Nicholas “Nellie (?) wants a picture book …” Nellie can have these three)
    Saturday – 4 babies (not real – doll babies!)

  3. These are cute Nicole V. I will say more at the end of the week when I have time to fill in the blanks as to what I have gotten rid of.

  4. Monday: A Colander
    Tuesday: 5 Christmas CDs
    Wed: Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Found a pile of seed hulls in throw rugs rolled up on a garage shelf, from an old mouse infestation. Gave my mom the rugs (since hers wore out. She’s putting them in the wash first. No holes; apparently were just a shelter for the granary). Bleached the shelf and haven’t stored seed out their in several years, but apparently those rugs should have gone away a long time ago!
    Thursday: Blue sleep mask. I never liked it, and it’s dried out (was gooey inside). It’s gone now.
    Friday: A toilet training seat. So many carols about newborns. (Yes, I’m stretching, but I can’t figure out any of what I decluttered this week that ties into a carol.)
    Saturday: A pile of cardboard boxes. They’ve been trip hazards for weeks. I broke them down into flat cardboard and they are properly stored for use in the yard as weed barriers come spring. I don’t consider them clutter when they are properly stored for known needed use, but they certainly are when they are in the way!
    Sunday: A box of stamps is going to my FIL for Christmas. I got them when I was younger and found them recently in a box from my folks. They are international and a couple decades old (at least) so they should have some interesting ones for him.

  5. So here it is close to the end of the week and I finally can list all that I have decluttered for this latest group of mini-missions.
    MON–T-trash bags. Well, I didn’t really declutter them so much as stopped using the popular kind that aren’t very biodegradable even though the landfills are full of them. I found these really neat, fully biodegradable ones at Sam’s Club of all places. They are like the kind you find in offices and hospitals where they leave a roll in the bottom of the wastebasket so there is a new one when the old one is removed. Thin but strong.

    TUES–Several Christmas items from the stash Mom has been keeping but has now decided she no longer needs. WooHoo!

    WED–A floor based task light. I bought it cheap to try out the idea. It didn’t give enough light but it showed me the concept was a good one. The lighting in my dining/craft area is not good for detail work.

    THURS–a red blouse.

    FRI–some silver ornaments including “Silver Bells”.

    SAT–2 fall small Autumn wreaths, some miniature trees for a Christmas scene, and a container

    SUN–a mish mash of colored pencils

    • Great job, Deb! I get the feeling that your Mom still has plenty of surprises in store for us.

      • Oh yes she does NicoleV. I have to report I have decluttered a few more things too. I have been trying to eat better and in doing so was using a protein shake product. We had a tall glass mug that I thought would work well but discovered it didn’t so finally hunted it down again and decluttered it. The product has caused other health issues so am decluttering the two “shake maker” containers and a few other things that came with it.