Mini Mission Monday ~ Drawers, drawers and more drawers

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.

Thanks to a suggestion in a comment from Lena, this week we are going to tackle a little drawer decluttering. Drawers are all over the house so I am sure we can locate at least one a day to declutter. So if you don’t have the drawer I mention or have recently decluttered it improvise by finding an alternate one. Now lets get started.

Monday – Coffee table drawers are a magnet for all sorts of things such as stray game pieces, magazines, notebooks the odd bottle of nail polish etc. Time to return all the things that belong else where and tidy up the things that do belong there. If you don’t have a coffee table choose another drawer in your living room that serves the same purpose.

Tuesday – Drawers in bathrooms often become jumbled with all sorts of grooming products and things left behind. Use ten minutes today to tidy a drawer such a this.

Wednesday – There are usually several drawers in the kitchen  that could do with a good declutter. Today we will concentrate on the cutlery drawer. Just last week I emptied out mine. I scrubbed all the cutlery that have gotten marked over time from constant washing in the dishwasher, tipped out all the bread crumbs and stuff that has a tendency to accumulate there (don’t ask me how), gave it a good wipe out and put it all back together again.

Thursday – Drawers in your bedroom need periodical thinning. Nickers, sock and jocks ( That’s underpants, socks and boxers/briefs to those who don’t speak my brand of English) start getting tatty after multiple uses and the shabby ones need weeding out. Todays is a good day for that.

Friday – Ah desk drawers, now they can really get crammed full of messy useful stuff and they can also accumulate a lot of rubbish. Give the worst of those a good clean out today. There may not be all that much to dispose of but at least now it will be easy to find what you need when you need it.

Saturday – Back to the kitchen today. Choose another drawer, perhaps one containing tupperware lids or utensils or maybe even that third drawer down that I believe is usually full of miscellaneous stuff. Empty out the contents, clean it out and only put back the stuff you actually use.

Sunday – If you still have a junk drawer or another third drawer down somewhere in the house why not take care if it today. If you have followed my previous posts about this drawer and no longer have one then you can take the day off.

Good luck and happy decluttering

Today’s Declutter Item

Here is a pile of clutter from a drawer in the work bench in our garage. Heaven only knows how long they have been stored there unused. I took them to the thrift store and the next time I returned they were gone so I hope they made someone very happy. It does prove that the thrift store sells all sorts of stuff.

Clutter from a garage drawer

Something I Am Grateful For Today

We have had a nice relaxed yet productive weekend. We have put three terrariums together using glass containers from around the house that weren’t being used often for anything else. We tried out a new café in our neighbourhood ~Fernleigh Cafe~ that we found out uses and supplies local, organic dairy products and free-range eggs which we will be purchasing off them in the future. Hubby and I also had some good discussions on what else we could be doing environmentally wise.

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. I have always loved the title of this blog and am committing to you and myself that Jan 1, 2012, I will also be ridding my home of one item a day. It isn’t much really, one thing a day! 365 might sound like a lot, but not when its only one per day.
    I have been ridding the home of clothes as they are being folded and put away. When I find an item, I just put it in the bag. I believe that doing this like you have, taking a pic and giving myself a congrats, might just lead to more and more and we will soon have the peaceful home we crave.
    Thank you for the encouragement!

    • Good for you Bunny, you go for it. I thought the same a year ago, and can’t believe the progress I have made – still heaps to go for me, though!

  2. Me too bunny, I am starting a little late( have had the grankids) and will also do at least one thing a day.