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.
There are many one off things that sit idle in our homes and then there are also collection of things that are just too numerous. We tend to view these collection as a whole that we don’t wish to part with. However if we view the items individually we might realise that we could stand to part with a few.
Monday – Declutter a few pots and pans even if they belong to a set. If you don’t use them all there is no point in them cluttering up your kitchen.
Tuesday – People collect all sorts of things and often when others get wind of this they gift you similar items . if you have such a collection perhaps you could stand to declutter some parts of the whole that you don’t particularly love.
Wednesday – Declutter a few shades of eyeshadow, lipstick or nail polish that you rarely if ever use.
Thursday – Declutter a few magazines from you collection that you haven’t returned to in a long while.
Friday – Put all your socks in box elsewhere, as you use them return them to their usual place. After two months declutter the ones still in the box.
Saturday – Go through the kids’ artwork you have saved, set a limit to keep and declutter your least favourite beyond that limit.
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
Eco Tip for the Day
Using too much of anything is wasteful. Don’t overuse shampoo, cleaners, paper items, water, food…
It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when I’m slow