Mini Mission Monday ~ For too long

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.

This week we are going to do some reluctant decluttering. That is, to declutter some things that you don’t really want or use but you keep avoiding letting go off for one reason or another. Don’t allow them to waste space in your home any longer.

Monday – Declutter an unwanted gift that you have been keeping out of obligation.

Tuesday – Declutter a spare thing-a-me-jig that you have been keeping just in case.

Wednesday – Declutter an item of clothing that no longer fits but you have kept just in case you return to that size.

Thursday – Declutter something you have kept just because you have the room for it but don’t love it or use it.

Friday – Declutter something you have set aside to sell but haven’t gotten around to it. Either sell it now or give it away.

Saturday – Declutter a portion of your hobby supplies that you haven’t utilised on a project but have owned for a long time.

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. Colleen, another good list. I must say that it seems like I am finding something every day that i can declutter. I’m making a pile.

  2. I’m going to revisit the clothes that don’t fit, if I get that skinny again, I’ll buy some more.

  3. I have a couple of items to investigate this week with a view to Decluttering them. It’s the second week of the school holidays here. My girls are High School students so don’t need me to take time off work to supervise them but I do find my working week does get disrupted esp if the younger one needs transport or they have appointments which require my presence or wallet 😄

  4. Two things are going to get my attention this week: a large fiber related item which I need to deal with before I give it away, and a microwave that I am planning to sell through my resource exchange group.

  5. I just found this quote that I thought I would share with other readers:
    “There are two ways of going through life: Gather everything in sight, just in case you need it. Or, trust you’ll find exactly what you need, just in time. Guess which one lets you really stop and smell the roses?” ~ Martha Beck

  6. These are good mini-missions. I just recently picked up a new kitchen gadget “herb scissors”. Good grief – the first and only time I used them I chopped off two fingernails. Scary tool! I’m going to donate them and go back to my good, old knife. 😉

    Moni – I like the quote. Thank you.

    • I have seen herb scissors used to shred paper , but , you might lose a valuable finger in the process. :(.